Senior Category Manager | IT | Aviation Brand

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Beth Talent Drive

Beth Adams

Senior Consultant | Utilities/Manufacturing & Engineering

Talent Drive are pleased to be supporting a well known Aviation brand based in Sussex who are going through an exciting period of transformation, they are looking to welcome an experience Senior Category Manager in IT.

The Senior Category Manager will work alongside the Senior Procurement Manager in the set up and delivery of agreed targets in line with the company goals and priorities. The candidate will design and deploy the procurement strategy of the category responsible for.

This role is responsible for driving value through being a trusted commercial advisor who supports and challenges stakeholders’ requirements. They will provide procurement support and guidance ensuring adherence to procurement governance and procedures.

Requirements:

  • Develop and implement comprehensive category strategies, aligning Quality Business Reviews with strategic business expectations.
  • Collaborate, build, and maintain strong relationship with key business stakeholders, departments such as Legal and suppliers.
  • Identify cost optimisation, leveraging market insights, supplier consolidation and innovative sourcing strategies.
  • Lead the commercial and contractual interactions with external suppliers where appropriate.
  • Own the end-to-end procurement cycle, maximising value throughout each phase from Scope Definition, Supplier Selection, Tendering to Contract Award, Contract Mobilisation and Contract Management.
  • Ensure a consistent approach towards Procurement Policies and Procedures. Maintaining data accuracies within ERP systems and contract management tools and SAP supplier database.

Skills and Experience required:

  • In depth experience as a focused IT procurement specialist within a large company, in a highly regulated environment.
  • Experience of drafting and negotiating contracts to meet strategic business objectives and achieve operational excellence.
  • Good understanding of strategic procurement with ability to work with and develop category strategies.
  • Proven track record for leading complex RFI/P, procurement activities whilst delivering value.
  • Ability to drive change in a decentralised organisation.
  • Strategic thinker, with strong problem-solving skills and an ability to communicate at all levels of the organisation.

Salary & Benefits:

  • Up to £72,600 per annum
  • £4K Flex Allowance
  • 20% bonus
  • Hybrid working

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

Talent Drive are committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We review all applicants on equal merit and we do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.

Your Consultant

Beth Talent Drive

Beth Adams

Senior Consultant | Utilities/Manufacturing & Engineering
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