Category Lead

Do you want to develop with one of the most prestigious brands in the world? This Iconic Technology brand lead the field with innovative developments and have a reputation worldwide for being best in class. With the integration of a high performing Procurement function across the business, they are looking for high performing individuals who can drive continuous improvement across the business.

As Category Lead, you’ll be strategically responsible for a multimillion pound area of spend spanning either Professional Services, Marketing or FM/Capex – you’ll ideally have some sort of exposure to one or all of these.

Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Development of detailed and intelligent strategies that align with the organisation’s commercial and technology roadmaps as well as those of our key suppliers.
  • Delivering commercial and cost saving targets
  • Full procurement life-cycle responsibility and autonomy for sourcing of high quality, value for money goods and services, utilising robust and objective sourcing processes that represent best-in-class practices.
  • Develop SRM processes with suppliers to build long term relationships and synergies based upon common goals and objectives.
  • Accountability for cost management and savings across category.
Skills and Achievements:
  • Cross category procurement experience, ideally with some experience of either Marketing, Professional Services or FM/Capex
  • Demonstrated ability to lead negotiations and support in the development of negotiation strategies for large and complex projects and contracts.
  • Strong leadership qualities and excellent influencing and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills, deadline adherence and exceptional attention to accuracy and detail.
  • Excellent written and presentational skills
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent.
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