Procurement Category Manager
Permanent, Part Time (16 hpw)
Salary from £35,000 to £46,000 per annum (pro rata) dependent on skills and experience
Plus, Brilliant Benefits!
Reducing and Optimising external spend. That's when it hits home!
We?re looking for an experienced procurement professional to join our brilliant team! You?ll be responsible for managing categories to reduce and optimise external spend and ensuring adherence across Home Group. You?ll build relationships with other internal departments and suppliers to enhance operational performance.
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.
Home Group play a big part in tackling prejudice and discrimination, not just for our customers, but colleagues too! You can be yourself here, because we value everything that makes you unique. So whatever your age, race, sexuality, disability, religion, or gender identity, we recognise and celebrate our differences. Together we make Home Group a great place to work!
You?ll have experience of devising, implementing, and ?selling? sourcing strategies, as well as experience of working in diverse and varied commodity fields.
It would be fantastic if you have experience of working with Maintenance, and/or corporate services. You?ll also 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?ll need to have a solid understanding of contract law and ability to draft contracts with minimal support from legal professionals.
You will have knowledge of latest purchasing theory and practice including awareness of the latest e-procurement tools. Having a CIPS qualification would be highly desirable, however, don?t worry if not, we still want to hear from you!
About our team
You?ll be working alongside our fabulous team who are super passionate about being commercial and achieving great value for our colleagues and customers. To us we?re not just a team, we?re a ?work family?. As a team we love to achieve savings and deliver a fantastic service, but we also know how to have fun!
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