Senior Category Manager

Posted 20/06/2024 by Barclay Meade

Remote job
Brighton, East Sussex
£70,000 - £75,000/annum

Leading utilities business require a Senior Category Manager. Applicants need experience of developing procurement category strategies, stakeholder partnering, and expertise across; Capex, Construction, Estates, FM, Works. Experience of PCR/UCR/PFI advantaegous.

The Senior Category Manager will join a high performing Category Management structure, responsible for the development of procurement category strategies. The Senior Category Manager will be responsible for developing procurement strategy across; capex, construction, estates, FM, Works and similar categories. Stakeholder partnering, the management of 3 direct reports (largely responsible for strategy implementation) will also be the key focuses in this role.

Specific duties of the Senior Category Manager (Capital & Construction) are:

  • Manage the development and delivery of category management strategies
  • Collaborate with Sourcing team to ensure tactical sourcing and negotiations are in-line with category strategy
  • Stakeholder Management and Procurement Business Partnering - Act as Ambassador for the procurement strategy
  • Supply Market Analysis and keeping attuned to development within utilities sector and relevant supplier landscapes
  • Contribute to development of broader organisational procurement and category management strategies

Senior Category Manager Applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Strategic procurement experience, particularly in regards to development of category management strategies
  • Gravitas to manage stakeholder relationships
  • Procurement experience, or knowledge of; construction, capex, Works, FM, Estates and Engineering supplier landscapes
  • An understanding of public contracting or utilities contracting regulations, and PFI contracts is advantageous
  • Comfortable with a hybrid working model between remote location and Falmer, East Sussex
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