Procurement Heads is excited to be supporting one of the World’s most renowned Retail giants as they seek an Associate Category Manager to join the team.

ou will work closely with the Category Managers on multi-million pound spends across the Technology and Supply Chain categories.

The role will play a strategic role in managing the spend of the Technology and Supply Chain categories whilst delivering long and short-term cost improvements and supplier relationship management.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone that wants to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, that offers you a fast-tracked route into Procurement Category Management. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the Category Manager with the implementation of strategic category management plans to deliver security of supply, quality, service and cost benefits.
  • Identifying and delivering tactical activity with suppliers, including specification, reviews, RFPs, eAuctions and price negotiation.
  • Responsible for supplier relationship management.
  • Partnering with key internal stakeholders to ensure that business requirements are met and short term issues resolved.
  • Ensure compliance with all procurement policies and procedures.
  • To develop category and sub-category strategies reflecting external market conditions to support the strategic direction of the business.
  • Develop effective relationships with key internal customers to increase their awareness of procurement and support for procurement initiatives.
  • Negotiate the price, quantity and commercial terms with indirect suppliers.
  • Delivery of savings budget target for capex and opex, for categories which you are responsible for.
  • To analyse RFI’s and RFP’s and to present results and recommendations to internal stakeholders & or project groups.
  • To lead & direct internal stakeholders through the procurement process, change management, supplier reporting & opportunity identification & realisation.

Your Skills:

  • Drive and passion to build a career in Procurement
  • A sound foundation of Procurement experience and knowledge
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Strong communication and influencing skills at all levels both internally and externally

What’s on offer:

Not only will you join a fantastic team of Procurement professionals who will guide, train and develop your skills and knowledge, but you’ll also be offered:

  • Up to £45,000
  • Bonus
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Pension
  • 25 days annual leave

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