Category Lead

  • Category
    Procurement & Supply Chain - Category Management
  • Location
    Solihull, West Midlands
  • Salary
    45000 £ - 50000 £ / Year
  • External Reference

Category Manager
Up to £50,000 per annum

Our financial services client is looking for a Strategic Category Manager to join their team on a permanent basis.

The role:

Support key stakeholders and Contract Managers in a program of continuous improvement with suppliers, focusing primarily on cost reduction, innovation, risk mitigation and regulatory and legislative compliance.

Conduct all relevant category management activities in line with best professional practice.

Develop and implement category strategies to drive cost reduction across addressable spend in line with business targets.

Lead RFx processes from end to end; draft and review contracts, working closely with the business and with the Legal and Finance teams.

Develop supplier relationships to ensure best value is delivered and unlocked from existing contracts; directly manage contract delivery.

Maintain processes and procedures, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, audits and internal reviews.

Co-ordinate and collaborate with specialist business areas to ensure all supplier due diligence is carried out in line with internal Policy and regulatory requirements.

The candidate

RFx process experience
Category Management
Practice of procurement in an FCA-regulated context
Performance KPI and SLA industry standards
Commercial acumen
Good knowledge of contract law
Negotiation and problem-solving skills
Ability to liaise and influence all levels of management and work with other departments
Direct or Indirect Category Management
Cost reduction and value improvement
Procurement in the Financial Services sector or within other technically driven sector

IT procurement experience or a knowledge or IT processes procedures would be an extreme advantage. Please send through a copy of your CV for this role.

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