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We are currently recruiting a Senior Category Manager X2 for one of the largest Utility companies in the West Midlands.
Senior Category Manager – Objective
The role will be responsible for the strategic management and ownership of our Metering and Monitoring category.
The aim of the role is to deliver a sustainable supply chain to ensure external expenditure is effectively managed to deliver the lowest cost and highest standards.
Senior Category Manager – Accountabilities
Profiling / researching supply markets and suppliers and assessing trends, opportunities and risks. Over time the person will be expected to develop an expert knowledge of the assigned category areas.
Developing and implementing category strategies which fulfil business requirements (costs and performance) and which recommend strategic sourcing options and implementation plans and ensure compliance with all legislative requirements.
In partnership with the stakeholders proactively lead all necessary tendering and supplier selection processes, ensuring that the ST tendering process is followed at all times.
Responsible for supplier selection, managing the tender process and implementing contracts including the development of SLAs and KPIs.
Monitor usage of contracts implemented and put in place actions to maximise contract compliance (e.g. effective communication with stakeholders and use of SAP catalogues).
Senior Category Manager – Experience
Must have experience of running OJEU/EU procurement tenders.
Understanding of Asset Management goods and services, knowledge of data collection methods and communication methods (desirable but not essential).
A strong commercial background with ideally an appropriate professional qualification e.g. CIPS.
Experience and knowledge of modern purchasing processes (e.g. managing tenders & contracts).
A good understanding of end to end category management with a proven ability to develop and articulate category strategies.
Senior Category Manager – Additional Information:
Day rate: £400 – £450/day (Inside IR35)
Duration: The role is to start as soon as possible and the contract will be for 6 months.
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