Category Manager

Focus Resourcing
Competitive salary
19 Feb 2019
23 Feb 2019
Retail and Sales
Contract Type
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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