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Procurement Category & Supplier Manager


£50000.00 - £55000 per annum

Procurement Category & Supplier Manager


If you are an IT enthusiast and have a strong background in Procurement there is a great opportunity with my client to become their Procurement Category and Supplier Manager!

You will feed your IT hunger by working across various IT categories to deliver procurement projects and manage key suppliers, manage contract risk and adherence and drive innovation.

Building improved value from suppliers throughout the supplier life cycle. An expert in their category, you will develop and deliver ambitious category plans in partnership with business leaders, taking a highly proactive approach to identifying and prioritising opportunities, driving business engagement and researching latest developments, key players, innovations and opportunities within their category of supply.

You will be working at all levels across the business up to Executive level in managing all aspects of the end to end procurement process on their assigned initiatives with the aim of making supplier sourcing as straightforward and efficient as possible for colleagues in the business and for suppliers and managing key supplier relationships within their category throughout their lifecycle.

Category Management
·Create and deliver against ambitious Category Plans for areas of responsibility, identifying opportunities to deliver savings, increase value, improve service outcomes and manage risk, working in partnership with key stakeholders
·For assigned categories, run procurement end to end activities (tender/auction, negotiation, due diligence etc. through to signing)
·Build a strong partnership with key stakeholders in the business, ensuring early engagement, making the process easy for them, with clear inputs, deliverables and acceptable turnaround times for completion of procurement activity.
·Liaise with legal to support stakeholders in a smooth contracting process, with key clauses and outcomes clearly understood.
·Maintain an up to date expertise in latest developments, key players, innovations, opportunities, market developments and regulation in your category
·Negotiate best commercial outcomes with suppliers which balance cost with service level, risk, tenure and alignment of long and short term organisational goals
·On board and implement suppliers, ensuring a clear implementation plan is in place and track benefits where delivered
·Manage in life contractual adherence, measure business case delivery and support identification and management of supplier risk
·Work in partnership with suppliers and supplier managers in the business to identify future opportunities to drive cost reduction, efficiency, drive transformational innovation or improve commercial outcomes

Supplier Management for key (tier 1 & 2 suppliers)
·Work with accountable business owner to drive strategic alignment between business and supplier base, aligning strategic objectives and defining the strategic roadmap
·Ensure appropriate supplier meetings are conducted, in alignment with the supplier framework, define the agenda, chair, minute and ensure all issues and remedial actions are captured and followed up on in a timely manner
·Ensure key supplier risks are highlighted and actions are in place to address them.
·Ensure Internal governance processes are carried out consistently for all key suppliers
·Ensure processes are in place to monitor regulatory adherence and adherence to internal quality standards and expectations of our customers and other suppliers
·Ensure supplier reporting is delivered in a timely manner to support company risk committees.
·Ensure that all Supply Chain activities are carried out in an ethical and controlled manner in line with Supply Chain policies & procedures.

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We predominately focus on London, Surrey, Sussex and Kent, although we have also been highly successfully in offering national solutions.

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