Procurement Category Manager
Hybrid location: working from home and one of our regional offices.
Permanent, Full Time (37.5 hpw)
Salary £35000 to £46,000 per annum
Plus, Brilliant Benefits!
Reducing and optimising external spend. That’s when it hits home!
We need two experienced procurement professionals’ to join our well-established team. You will be responsible for managing categories to reduce and optimise external spend and ensuring adherence across Home Group. You will build relationships with other internal departments and suppliers to enhance operational performance.
You will have experience of devising, implementing, and ‘selling’ sourcing strategies, as well as experience of working in diverse and varied commodity fields. It would be brilliant if you have experience of working with Maintenance, Insurance and corporate services.
Furthermore, you will have experience of working with multifunctional teams to deliver optimal sourcing solutions which deliver significant and measurable benefits. You have strong and successful negotiating skills as well as experience of contract management. You will need to have a solid understanding of contract law and ability to draft contracts with minimal support from legal professionals.
Finally, you will have knowledge of latest purchasing theory and practice including awareness of the latest e-procurement tools, and a CIPS qualification would be highly desirable.
What makes us No.7 in the UK’s Best Super Large Great Places to Work, 4th Best Place in the UK for Great Places for Women to Work, 18th in the Stonewall Top 100 and Investors in People Platinum (!!) Standard….? It’s our brilliant people and culture!
It’s the team’s unwritten rule that you attend the important appointments in life, be it your child’s school play, your partner’s graduation, or to get your new fridge delivered. You can elect to fit these around your working day or use your flexi to take the time off. Our focus is on getting the job done, not your working hours!
You’ll be home and office based for the majority of your time, however our team come together approximately 2 days per month from our head office in Newcastle and you’ll be expected to join us.
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