Due to a recent internal promotion, one of Reading's most prestigious businesses is looking for a Senior Category Manager to join the growing procurement team.
The Senior Category Manager will be tasked with driving the new strategy of the procurement function and developing a small team. You’ll take full category responsibility for managing and developing the Indirect spend across the UK, and will need to build strong working relationships with senior stakeholders including the FD and the Divisional MDs.
Procurement has a strong reputation within the business which has improved over the years, and engagement throughout the organisation is high – but this person will be responsible for converting engagement in to delivery and influencing senior management.
Working closely with senior stakeholders
Leading negotiations and driving selection process
Taking full ownership of all indirect categories across the group
Supporting the implementation of a new ERP system
Good understanding of vendors, suppliers and commercial models across indirect categories
The ability to influence senior stakeholders in the business
Degree or equivalent is preferred but not essential