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DATE ADDED: Thu 01/11/2018

Procurement Category Manager

London, UK

JOB TYPE: Permanent

SALARY: £50000 - £60000/annum

Job Description This is new role following our client’s continued organisational growth. The position is to become a critical part of the central procurement team in order to establish company category strategies to deliver value for money and consistency across the business. * Develop and execute strategic procurement category plans for assigned commodities and services * Establish effective relationships with a wide range of senior and other stakeholders * Set and deliver clear goals for cost savings, value creation and supplier performance in context of business unit / Directorate operating plans * Use in-depth category expertise in relevant categories/commodities to establish or refine category strategies * Conduct market analysis to develop supply market approach * Utilize deep understanding of supplier dynamics and market trends to determine sources of leverage * Ability to analyze spend data to identify baseline and cost saving opportunities * Assess compliance with proffered supplier arrangements and ensure 100% compliance to internal policies and external regulations * Excellent oral and written communication skills * Working knowledge of financial concepts and strong analytical skills * Preferred but not mandatory - good knowledge of public sector procurement rules Outputs Accountabilities Procurement and Value for Money Strategy Analyse, define and deliver best practice procurement strategies for a range of categories. Accountabilities to include: * Conduct category diagnostic of 3rd party spend, supply base and current purchasing practices to assess business case for change and re-procurement * Analysis of supply markets to identify market trends and potential suppliers * Identification of internal and external cost drivers in the categories * Benchmarking of industry standards and practices to identify quick win opportunities * Development and implementation of savings opportunities working closely with supplier managers, Finance, compliance and other colleagues Competitive Tendering * Project manage the end to end re-procurement of multiple categories each year against a planned pipeline of projects * Prepare and issue tender documentation for OJEU and other competitive processes * Utilise best practice tendering approaches and tools, where appropriate e.g. eAuctions * Conduct analysis of responses working closely with senior and other stakeholders to assess and select preferred supplier/s * Draft and place contracts for services and goods and assist the Operational Business with strategic contract management aspects * Support the business in planning and mobilising the new arrangements * Put in place a robust supplier performance measurement process/ tools Stakeholder Management * Build relationships with key stakeholders and partners to influence and achieve organisational outcomes and value for money * Develop relationships with external market providers and suppliers to help build long term partnerships for the benefit of the company * Involve, wherever possible, residents/customers in assessment, selection and measurement of preferred suppliers Compliance Reporting * Ensure compliance with procurement procedures, company corporate procedures and legislation. * Assist in meeting audit and legislative requirements of Group Procurement. * Provide forecast and actual data for regular completion of the Procurement Savings Tracker * Raise any non-compliance or process failures with Managers as set out in the Risk Management framework, encompassing Health and Safety, Data Protection and management controls or compliance with all statutory, regulatory and policy requirements relating to the management of the company. If you feel you have all the necessary requirements for this position, please apply now and one of our consultants will be in touch
Role: Procurement Category Manager
Job Type: Permanent
Location: London, London,

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