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DATE ADDED: Thu 01/11/2018

Senior Category Specialist

W1T, UK
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JOB TYPE: Permanent

SALARY: £55000 - £70000/annum Refer to job spec

Senior Category Specialist Location - London Becoming a Senior Category Specialist: This is an exciting time to join our client. As part of a wider corporate transformation programme our client is restructuring its procurement operations to reflect best corporate practice. The objective of the central procurement team will be to manage all external spend by the Group and ensure key strategic suppliers are closely monitored and aligned to the clients needs. So what better to time to join! As Category Specialist you will manage a range of supplier spend across the Group that has critical business impact. You will manage spend from between £20m to £60m and cover Professional Services categories, including Advisory, Consultancy, Audit Insurance, to ensure on-going performance and the risk represented by the substantial supply base is of critical importance. Overall you will have responsibility and budget management of some exciting projects in our business! What you will do: • Work with the Senior Category Manager to deliver the Category vision, with a clear strategy and operating plan, supporting the Category Team’s objectives to the Group, business strategy and improving the measurable contribution of the Team to business performance. • To implement Supplier Relationship Management as an effective and efficient process, ensuring compliance with all policies, minimum standards and governance/risk mechanisms. • To work with staff within the Divisions to ensure all procurement activity aligns as effectively as possible to corporate goals and deliver continuous improvement and innovation. • To have insight and understanding of business requirements and relevant supply market developments on a 1-3 year horizon. • Results and Performance: To be accountable for the quality and effectiveness of delivery measured by an agreed balanced scorecard to achieve service and financial outcomes. • Represent the company with Suppliers building the external profile of our client and of the company as a ‘customer’ of choice for key suppliers. • Review contracts and sourcing activities relative to the Divisional business strategy. Your experience will include: • Strong experience in leading Procurement projects from end to end, working to a structured process for RFIs and RFPs • Building and implementing buying strategies, working with stakeholders and business units to gain agreement and commitment to change • Has solid experience in supplier negotiations • Managing and influencing stakeholders and suppliers • Has experience of working with SAP Ariba system, including the execution of online Rfx, e-Auctions and catalogues • Experience or working within a regulated business, ideally financial services or banking. About Our Clients Transformation As transformation experts, we deliver benefits across the most complex programmes in Europe, helping organisations improve what they do and what they can achieve. We work alongside businesses to solve their toughest problems and drive sustainable change. We’re not just thinkers, we’re doers, bridging the gap between creating a strategy and getting things done. We work with organisations in both the public and private sectors, including central and local government, justice, security, financial services, retail, utilities and defence. Our client is one of the UK’s leading provider of business process management and integrated professional support service solutions. Through quality solutions, tailored to our customer’s needs, we’ve helped countless organisations unlock value and maximise their potential. With access to our range of unique and diverse opportunities, offering real career advancement and progression, we can unlock your potential too. What’s in it for you? Our client believe an open, transparent working environment that encourages ingenuity and collaboration – with colleagues, customers and clients – is what makes us so effective at what we do. As well as a generous basic salary, we also give you 23 day’s holiday (rising to 32), a discretionary annual bonus, company matched pension scheme and access to a variety of voluntary benefit options. These include a share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle, such as retail, health wellbeing and leisure discounts. You’ll be joining a network of some of the most experienced, innovative and dedicated people in the country - the opportunities to learn new skills, develop in your career and grow and as we grow are almost endless. Our mission is to help you realise your potential – whatever that means to you
Role: Senior Category Specialist
Job Type: Permanent
Location: W1T, Greater London,

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