Category Manager

Recruiter
Focus Resourcing
Location
Berkshire
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
19 Feb 2019
Closes
23 Feb 2019
Category
Retail and Sales
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our Theale based client is recruiting a Category Manager role to join their busy procurement team.

The Role

  • Supporting the Head of Capital (HOC) to buy all equipment for the Group's Managed Equipment Services schemes.
  • As agreed with the HOC, work closely with Implementation and Technology to support supplier management during the equipment selection stage.
  • Assist the HOC to negotiate pricing and terms, with special focus on through-life support costs.
  • As agreed with the HOC, work to build into Capex ITTs terms and deliverables that support the Group's strategic objectives to self-maintain.
  • Ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of Capex POs.
  • Achieving agreed margins against budget targets.
  • Working closely with your service contract colleagues, deliver agreed levels of supplier management, with focus on long-term sustainability, quality and profitability.
  • Support the HOC in agreeing internal SLAs with our internal customers.
  • Maintain capex records and from these prepare agreed monthly reports
  • You will assist the HOC with circa £20M of annual spend.
  • Within agreed limits, it is expected that you will have a high degree of autonomy over your tasks.
  • You will be allocated an agreed target budget from which you will be expected to deliver agreed margins.

The Person

  • CIPS 3 or 4, qualified or working towards
  • At least 4 years procurement experience within an integrated supply chain, including managing significant spend.
  • Experience within NHS/Medical would be desirable
  • Experience in Cost Management, SRM and Performance Improvement.
  • Experience of negotiating and specifying procurement of high value equipment.
  • Proven ability to work successfully in a fast-paced multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Appreciation of whole life cost management.

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