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Category Manager

Zoek Pin Hertford, Hertfordshire, England

£40000 - £47000/annum

Permanent (Full time)

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Concept Resourcing are pleased to be partnered with a brilliant organisation based in Hertfordshire who are looking for a Category Manager to join their established team.

The Category Manager will have the following responsibilities;

Defining and implementing a strategic plan for the category, working with the Head of Procurement and the other Category Managers to drive through the procurement strategy and deliver best in class procurement practices.
Delivering the end-to-end procurement cycle for the category from sourcing to contract drafting.
Overseeing key strategic contracts, identifying opportunities for consolidating spend and ensuring full compliance in the categories being managed.
Controlling all spend within the category, securing best value and maximising economies of scale from supplier expenditure.
Building strong relationships with suppliers to effectively manage contracts and performance, to ensure the needs of the business are met.
Monitoring contract performance - reporting progress, identifying potential cost saving initiatives and supporting with the forecasting, planning and awarding of successful applicant will have the following core competencies;

Proven track record of managing Indirect procurement categories.
Keen interest in procurement be knowledgeable about the relevant category sector.
Strong stakeholder management experience, with the ability to manage supplier relations and internal relationships effectively.
Self-motivated and ready to take ownership of situations within the category.
Ideally MCIPS qualified.
3-5 years in a similar level successful applicant will receive a basic salary of up to £50,000 (DOE) + bonus potential and standard company benefits

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