Michael Page are partnered with a leading service provider in order to help them identify the most relevant and suitable candidate for this Category Manager position.
In this Category Manager position you will act as a commercial representative; communicating effectively and professionally across all levels of the business and its associated supply chains
You will establish strategic relationships with management teams and key suppliers in order to maximise mutual long-term benefits.
Responsible for the development and management of the Assistant Category Buyers within the category.
Undertake in-depth market analysis to inform both Category and Sourcing Strategies that drive continuous improvement and realise opportunities for innovation.
In consultation with internal stakeholders, develop and deliver the Category Strategy for the area of responsibility, providing solutions that address supply chain and contractual risk on behalf the business.
Conduct comprehensive financial analysis to inform of historic expenditure.
Sourcing - Develop and deliver individual sourcing projects that provide financial benefit, risk mitigation and process efficiency through the application of whole life costing principles. Manage and maintain all key sourcing and business unit reporting obligations as required
Comprehensive understanding of relevant legislation in the procurement process, coupled with an in-depth understanding and experience of delivering tenders compliant with the current Utilities & Energy Contracts Regulations
Commercial acumen - Commercially focused with a proven track record of delivering value and process efficiency.
Negotiation - Proven ability to negotiate effectively and resolve disputes efficiently throughout the contract lifecycle.
Analytical & Strategic thinking - Ability to analyse complex data sets and develop Supply Chain Strategies that mitigate risk and deliver value over the long term.
CIPS - Required
Able to travel to Leeds and surrounding Yorkshire area.
£35-45K + Car + Package