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Category Specialist IT & Telecoms


£45000 - £52000 per annum

Category Specialist IT & Telecoms


Notably one of the UK's biggest names and voted as a top 25 Best Big Companies to work! Accountable for being the 7% of accredited organisations in an international standard that recognises high performance through good people management.
The good news is they are recruiting in their Procurement department for a Category Specialist Indirect (IT & Telecoms)!

Seeking high performing procurement professional. Supporting the Procurement Category Manager for Indirect - IT & Telecoms, you will become a professional member of a CIPS Platinum accredited procurement team with a key role to play in delivering a world class procurement service.
Within a full category management environment using acknowledged practices and mechanisms you will be delivering a demonstrable, high quality, timely and consistent service built upon strong relationships with stakeholders, suppliers and contractors alike.

We need a Category Specialist who will utilise industry best practice to deliver innovative solutions to support the business.
Using applicable governance requirements and relevant legislation, as you collectively strive to deliver the business values and aspirations.
If you are a procurement professional with proven drive to influence, lead and resolve disputes I need you!

Categories within the Indirects Procurement Team
·IT & Telecoms
·Facilities, Property & Security
·Smart Grid
·Corporate Services

£50 million of procurement portfolio spend per annum to get your teeth into and the opportunity to train Graduates!

Responsibilities include:

· Safely engage, encourage and work throughout our business and beyond in a manner that embraces our values and aspirations.
·Support the development and delivery of the category management strategy, aligned to overall corporate procurement and corporate strategy.
·Maximise the value, measured through a range of indicators, from contractual arrangements utilising the effective development of contract strategies, contract development and life-cycle management, updating and informing on contract information.
·Perform activities that evaluate and leverage relationships with category suppliers.
·Manage compliance to all business, governance and legislative policies, initiatives and processes.
·Responsible for liaising with, and providing support to, other areas of the business and resolving queries.
·Responsible for supplier management for category suppliers including their development and segmentation
·Responsible for managing innovation and knowledge management for the category portfolio

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience:
·Achievement of or working towards CIPS.
·Degree with focus on procurement, engineering or business studies.
·Previous ownership of the cradle-to-grave procurement life-cycle for multi-million pound sourcing projects
·Working knowledge of industry standard contracts, i.e. NEC3 suit with experience of contract drafting.
·High level IT/PC Skills and quick to acquire new knowledge.
·Able to influence & challenge internal stakeholders and co-workers, as well as the ability to decant measurable business needs
·Working knowledge of SAP and UVDB an advantage
·Strategic sourcing execution, i.e. cost, price and financial analysis, internal & external market analysis, category strategy, market testing and innovation.

An exciting time to work for an extremely reputable company. However, it is a critical role so we are moving fast, do not miss the chance to join this Platinum CIPS Team!

Please quote 44989 when calling Alexander Lloyd. This is only one of many vacancies we are handling.
Due to the high amount of interest that we receive for each of our roles unfortunately we cannot respond to each application individually, therefore if you do not hear back from one of our consultants you have not been shortlisted for this role.

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