Job Type: Permanent
Job Industry: Retail
Contact Name: Halim Ahmad
Job Location: Essex
Job Title: Category Manager
Job Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum
Our client who are a well-recognised not for profit organisation are actively seeking a Category Manager to manage a variety of categories which include IT, Facilities and Professional services as well as delivering other core objectives of their procurement function.
You will also be responsible for leading competitive tender processes in partnership with key stakeholders to ensure value for money objectives are achieved.
Role and responsibilities:
* Proactively manage, maintain and work towards categorisation of the supplier base including developing a core list of Preferred and Approved suppliers.
* Assist in improving, automating, and embedding the robust supplier on-boarding process.
* Undertake appropriate due diligence in relation to new suppliers.
* Support high risk/high value procurement activities across all NCIs as required.
* Provide training, advice and support on all areas of procurement across the NCIs.
Experience and requirements:
* Proven track record of delivering substantial cost savings in a diverse procurement environment.
* Significant experience in a procurement role in a large/complex or diverse organisation.
* Experience in sourcing & procuring IT/Property & Facilities/Professional Services.
* Knowledge and experience of managing procurement activities from scoping requirements through to contract award.
* Experience of creating and developing procurement related documents.