Procurement Category Manager

A leading Hampshire-based research organisation is looking to recruit a new Procurement Category Manager for Estates and Facilities.

Procurement Heads is delighted to be working with a leading research organisation based in Hampshire to recruit a Procurement Category Manager. 

This organisation is one of the most renowned in the world for its area of research and through the work they do, they greatly advance scientific knowledge contributing to the greater public. 

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to leave a permanent mark on the future of this organisation, working on several important estates and facilities-related projects. 

The ideal candidate should have strong procurement and tendering experience. A background in estates and facilities would be very beneficial, but anyone with strong category management experience may be considered. 

Key responsibilities:

Strategic procurement and systems

  • Work to develop and implement a strategic procurement approach which seamlessly integrates with the ERP system
  • Develop and implement individual Estates category plans
  • Build upon the current systems, processes and procedures to ensure good governance and efficient and effective procurement

Procurement planning and stakeholder management  

  • Build and leverage strong working relationships across the organisation
  • Educate stakeholders on commercial matters and be the commercial representative to third-party suppliers
  • Build and leverage relationships with key suppliers to assure cost, quality and delivery targets are met.
  • Contribute to the annual plans to ensure successful delivery of all key procurement activities.
  • Co-ordinate, plan, maintain and deliver the procurement pipeline with all stakeholders

Understanding current suppliers and the external market  

  • Work with all stakeholders to funnel spend through selected and strategic suppliers in order to create leverage.
  • Analyse current spend patterns and in conjunction with internal stakeholders evaluate supplier’s performance across a range of metrics.
  • Conduct benchmarking to understand relative supplier costs and performance.
  • Carry out spend analysis and market research to identify new areas for best practice procurement.

  Market engagements  

  • Undertake whole life cycle costing analysis for materials, equipment and services in preparation for market engagements.
  • Carry out ‘should cost’ modelling for high-value and/or critical procurement.
  • Own and execute market engagements RFIs, RFPs, RFQs and PCR regulations /tenders as appropriate.
  • Lead the evaluation and supplier selection process, coordinating the relevant stakeholders.

  Post Award Contract Management

  • Embed best practice contract management
  • Contract manage a range of local contracts and agreements by ensuring regular internal and external meetings.
  • Ensure contract compliance and performance is monitored through agreed quantitative and qualitative KPIs.

This organisation operates a fully hybrid working policy with a typical pattern of two days at home and three days on-site in their state-of-the-art, water-front office.