Senior Category Manager Job In Coventry, West Midlands

Senior Category Manager


  • £400 - £480 per day
  • Posted: 24/09/2021
  • Coventry, West Midlands
  • Job Ref: 164DP18
  • Contract

Job Details

Job description
We are currently recruiting a Senior Category Manager for one of the largest Utility companies in the West Midlands. 

Senior Category Manager – Objective

  • The role will be responsible for the strategic management and ownership of our Metering and Monitoring category.
  • The aim of the role is to deliver a sustainable supply chain to ensure external expenditure is effectively managed to deliver the lowest cost and highest standards.

Senior Category Manager – Accountabilities
  • Profiling / researching supply markets and suppliers and assessing trends, opportunities and risks. Over time the person will be expected to develop an expert knowledge of the assigned category areas.
  • Developing and implementing category strategies which fulfil business requirements (costs and performance) and which recommend strategic sourcing options and implementation plans and ensure compliance with all legislative requirements.
  • In partnership with the stakeholders proactively lead all necessary tendering and supplier selection processes, ensuring that our tendering process is followed at all times.
  • Responsible for supplier selection, managing the tender process and implementing contracts including the development of SLAs and KPIs.
  • Monitor usage of contracts implemented and put in place actions to maximise contract compliance (e.g. effective communication with stakeholders and use of SAP catalogues).

Senior Category Manager – Experience
  • Must have experience of running OJEU/EU procurement tenders.
  • Understanding of Asset Management goods and services, knowledge of data collection methods and communication methods (desirable but not essential).
  • A strong commercial background with ideally an appropriate professional qualification e.g. CIPS.
  • Experience and knowledge of modern purchasing processes (e.g. managing tenders & contracts).
  • A good understanding of end to end category management with a proven ability to develop and articulate category strategies. 

Senior Category Manager - Additional Information:

Day rate: £400 - £480/day (Inside IR35)
Location: Coventry
Duration: The role is to start as soon as possible and the contract will be for 12 months.

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