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Indirect Procurement Category Manager

RecruiterBarclay Meade
Industry SectorFMCG - Food & Drink, FMCG - Non Food, Grocery, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Other, Non-Grocery, Other, Retail
Salary£40,000 to £55,000 per annum
LocationsBerkshire, Hampshire, South East (Excl London), Surrey
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted18 August 2017

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My client, a global and dynamic FMCG company based in Woking, are seeking an Indirect Category Manager to manage all indirect spend within their company.

The Indirect Procurement Manager will be directly responsible for managing most of the indirect categories independently. This includes the identification of internal business needs, building external market knowledge and becoming the industry expert. Further responsibilities include the identification of the appropriate supply base, the negotiation of contractual agreements, supplier relationship management, as well as implementation of certain agreements and supervision of their correct execution. Main goal is to assure supply, drive consistency and compliance of services provided and to meet cost performance expectations of the business. The Indirect Procurement Manager is expected to continuously investigate cost savings and optimization opportunities within the categories under his or her management.

Location - Woking

Salary - £40,000 - £55,000 + benefits

Job responsibilities for the role of Indirect Category Manager / Procurement Manager -

• Serving the internal customer with excellence to drive value through the identification and management of areas of indirect spend.
• Leading internal stakeholder education and communication for the indirect procurement team.
• 100% ownership of certain areas of indirect spend from cradle (ideation, customer consultancy, negotiation) to grave (contract implementation, KPI execution and follow up) including respective customer and supplier relationships.
• Leadership in building strong category plans and sourcing strategies.
• Strategic Supplier Relationship Management to drive value and leverage across entities/regions.
• Supporting his management in major strategic contract negotiations, including developing the approach and supporting bidder interaction up to the conclusion of the project.
• Supporting the delivery of policies, processes and supporting documentation for strategic contracts
• Supporting the ongoing activity to ensure major procurements follow due process and secure appropriate approvals
• Supporting reviews of major contracts, including benchmarking and other key commercial events during the contract life cycle
• Close collaboration with the Finance Department to identify spending patterns beyond agreed contractual commitments. Recommendation of repairing actions to higher management and execution of agreed plans.
• Internal customer relationship management to
• Keeping abreast of market and competitor activity as well as best practices in the area of indirect spend management.
• Representing KFC Procurement both internally and externally

Key skills/experience required for the position of Indirect Category Manager / Procurement Manager -

• Proven and relevant experience in indirect Procurement, ideally within FMCG
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to develop/maintain relationships, particularly with key stakeholders and suppliers
• Good communication skills, both written and oral
• Commercial and analytical thinker
• In depth theoretical and practical understanding of procurement including negotiation, tendering and contract management
• Proven track record of delivery on cost savings
• Degree level qualification

If you are interested in the opportunity as Indirect Category Manager / Procurement Manager then please apply below.

To apply for this position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK

Barclay Meade acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Barclay Meade and may assist with processing your application.

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Recruiter: Barclay Meade
Tel: 0843 208 1255
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