Category Manager | Indirects

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Beth Talent Drive

Beth Adams

Senior Consultant | Utilities/Manufacturing & Engineering

One of the UKs leading housing associations are looking to welcome an experienced Category Manager to their successful procurement team with a particular focus on FM, Corporate Services and Property Services procurement activities.

This position will be based in their head office in Hampshire, and you can go in as often as you like or a minimum of 1 day per week. They offer excellent flexibility to promote a healthy work-life balance. On the days you choose to work from their modern office space you are entitled to free parking next to the building and in addition to this you will receive 25 days annual rising to 30 days plus bank holidays, clear career progression and yearly pay reviews.

Key Responsibilities

  • Delivering a portfolio of sourcing projects from end-to-end, ensuring the business receives value for money, meets project timeline and delivers high quality.
  • Leading supplier engagement and sourcing activity from definition of requirements and sourcing, through to tender and life cycle management.
  • Building strong relationships with internal stakeholders to understand business plans and objectives as well as any challenges, opportunities and identifying any risks.
  • Undertaking market research, including on Suppliers, Markets and framework opportunities to support active procurement projects.
  • Ensuring all expenditure is identified with routes to market being clearly defined.
  • Identifying areas where Procurement can add measurable value both in terms of sourcing exercises and onward effective supplier management.

Skills and experience required

  • Strong experience in supplier relationship management, ensuring you seek value for money deals with suppliers who are committed to delivering a high service.
  • To be well organised with a high attention to detail.
  • An agile approach with the ability to work successfully on multiple projects at different stages, effectively prioritising tasks.
  • To be self-motivated and an active collaborator, sharing ideas and working cohesively with the wider team.
  • An understanding of, or exposure to, PCR projects is beneficial to this role but is not essential.

Salary and Benefits:

  • £50,000-£57,000
  • £450 flex-pot annually, discounted shopping & cycling scheme
  • 25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays (with an extra day every year up to 30 days)
  • Company pension scheme matched up to 12%, life cover at 4x your salary
  • Flexible working
  • Private medical insurance, dental insurance & critical illness cover

For more information, please apply directly or for more information please email: beth@talentdrive.co.uk

Your Consultant

Beth Talent Drive

Beth Adams

Senior Consultant | Utilities/Manufacturing & Engineering
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