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  • Title:

    Senior Category Manager

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  • Contact:

    Emma Broderick

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  • Published:

    19 days ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

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  • Startdate:

    ASAP Subject to Clearance

Belcan Workforce Solutions are currently looking for two Senior Category Managers for a Defence establishment in Reading. The posts are for an estimated 12 month contract and are paying competitively on an hourly basis.

Successful applicants will be required to be Security Cleared prior to appointment and must meet eligibility requirements to obtain UK Security Clearance. Candidates should be willing and able to work in designated areas where the need arises.

The positions have been deemed Inside of IR35.

The role

Drive, implement and execute Category Management, Strategic Sourcing, Contract Management and Supplier Relationship Management within an assigned sub-group of categories, with the ultimate objective of leveraging and securing the companies supplier base to support its current and future business requirements, whilst mitigating risks. Provide Commercial and Contract Performance support to the business to allow management of project and commercial risk.

Key requirements and essential skills for the role: NEC contract management experience, public procurement experience, experience of working in collaborative delivery model environments, experience leading small commercial teams, experience on contracts <£10m in value.

Develop and implement Category Strategies for assigned sub-group of categories, balancing short and long-term objectives to meet business strategy and efficiencies (savings) in alignment with business stakeholders.

Support and execute complex strategic sourcing activities in line with approved category strategies and preferred suppliers list, including the execution of the RFx process, supplier evaluation and selection, contract negotiation, business award and contract handover to the business, in compliance with the business requirements as well as Company policies.

Responsible for contractual and commercial management and effective contract administration to the relevant team providing commercial assurance to deliver commercial value.

Support and execute Supplier Relationship Management for key and critical suppliers within the sub-group of categories, including supplier segmentation, contract management, supplier risks identification and mitigation and suppliers performance.

Identify and develop supplier value including planning and participating to external management review meetings with segmented suppliers (Management Business Reviews and Executive Business Reviews) in accordance with the Company's Supplier Relationship Management framework and the agreed supplier strategy.

Supplier base management and supplier classification (Preferred Supplier List - PSL), securing competition in the supplier base.

Implement ways of working according to the Company's Category Management Framework including the delivery of Category targets and KPI's for assigned group of spend categories.

Business Intelligence, benchmark and market insight to support category development. The Senior Category Manager, with the sub-category Team, are responsible for securing and tracking cost reduction, contract management and continuity of Supply Chain.

Other Info

Can part time or flexible working options could be considered for this role: Yes

Is home/remote working an option? Yes

This vacancy is being advertised by Belcan