Professional Services Category Manager
We are currently looking for an experienced Professional Services Category Manager with a strong background in building and implementing category strategies. This is an exciting opportunity to join a business and a department at a time of real change.
In this position you will have the opportunity to shape and influence the future of Southern Water's procurement function, contributing to the wider transformation programme that is taking place across the company.
The successful candidate will be joining the high performing Corporate Business Services team within Procurement and will benefit from working with like-minded, energetic, delivery focussed people. We are committed to developing a robust, strategic procurement function renowned for value creation and commercial expertise, and we are looking for someone to join us on this journey.
As the Professional Services Category Manager you will interface with the Southern Water C-suite as prime stakeholders for your high profile projects. You will have responsibility for developing and implementing specific category and sourcing strategies, ensuring alignment with the Southern Water business plan. Your prime focus will be to undertake all commercial activity to maximise value creation & minimise total cost of ownership for Southern Water.
We are looking for someone with the experience and confidence to engage with and influence executive level stakeholders. Experience of working within a transformational environment would also be an advantage .You will need to demonstrate that you have developed and implemented category and sourcing strategies, delivering substantial savings and fostering positive relationships with stakeholders. You are also likely to have experience within an OJEU regulated environment and have achieved (or be studying towards) MCIPS.
Why work for Southern Water?
Our engineers, scientists, technicians, customer and corporate service teams work together to provide water and wastewater services to more than 4.6 million people across the South East.
Working for us, you will:
- Receive a competitive package including company car allowance, healthcare, pension and 25 days annual leave
- Play a vital role in your community, helping to safeguard our natural resources for future generations
- Live and work in a region that includes more than 800km of pristine coastline
- Have access to free on-site parking and use of our subsidised caf??
- Have the opportunity to join in with our social clubs / events