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Indirect Category Manager

Industry SectorLocal & Central Government, Public Sector & Not For Profit
Salary£30,000 to £38,000 per annum
LocationsOxfordshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted14 September 2018

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Indirect Category Manager

Your new company
Your next company are a dynamic, forward thinking business who are moving from strength to strength. This business encourage development and progression from within and are keen on offering a challenging work place.

Your new role
You will pursue procurement excellence and value for money through the implementation of professional, efficient and effective procurement practices. To implement a defined portfolio of sourcing categories and deliver specified savings. To work closely with Senior Faculty and Directorate budget holders to ensure efficient and compliant procurement routes are followed.

Duties include:
  • To explore the benefits and risks of different types of procurement methods and recommend and implement appropriate solutions.
  • Analyse supply market players, supply market conditions and relevant cost drivers, in order to reduce cost and ensure value for money.
  • Develop and Implement sourcing strategies for the various spend categories. Lead, motivate and develop the Junior Category Analyst, including identification of training needs & personal development such that staff are able to work autonomously.
  • Create a high performing motivated team through a culture of training, coaching, mentoring and continuous improvement. To manage and deliver the procurement message across the business, to ensure all buyers and influencers in category areas are aware of the potential benefits and accountability in complying with the Procurement, Financial and Legal Regulations.
  • Promote the use of the University’s contract and tender software, Intend to internal and external category stakeholders.
  • Prepare tender documentation on Intend, and go out to market to ensure value for money and compliance in each tender and contract.

What you'll need to succeed
The key to success in this role will be your ability to build strong internal and external relationships. You will have a proven record in achieving high cost savings within the indirect category space, my client is open on sector, taking on board how bringing a candidate in from a new industry can only add value.

Skills and attributes required:
  • Excellent training and staff development and motivation skills Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate and influence at senior levels within the organisation, and externally.
  • Indirect category experience
  • Proven end to end procurement experience.
  • Excellent problem solving abilities.
  • Ability to analyse business, commercial and technological opportunities, improvements and plans and how these can best be implemented.
  • Able to work closely with colleagues and customers to build relationships and offer excellent customer service. Ability to display a good level of numeracy and literacy with a strong attention to detail and to be able to write formal reports, presentations and other documents in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to analyse and manipulate complex information and present logically.

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