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Category Manager, Edinburgh

Last update 2023-12-01
Expires 2023-11-30
ID #1921036808
Category Manager, Edinburgh
United Kingdom, Edinburgh, Edinburgh,
Modified November 12, 2023


Location: Glasgow, Edinburgh or Dundee Hybrid Working (typically 2-3 days in the office per week with travel required) Salary: £40,400 - £50,600 per annum Are you ready to join an innovative and supportive team that offers excellent opportunities for career progression and development? Our client, a leading player in the gas industry, is currently experiencing substantial growth in their Procurement & Supply Chain (PSC) department. As part of this expansion, they are seeking a skilled and experienced Category Manager to join their team. Key Responsibilities: Conduct spend profile analysis covering £500m per annum of third-party spend. Develop and implement bespoke strategies for both gas and corporate categories. Report to the Lead Category Manager and manage the execution of various strategic services. Demonstrate value leadership, customer service, and innovation to support the vision of becoming a world-class procurement function. Regularly liaise with the Lead Category Manager, providing updates on category performance. Provide insight through reporting when category strategies are developed and implemented. Monitor supplier performance, build supplier relationships, and develop robust contract arrangements. Interface with stakeholders to determine future third-party spend for accurate forecasting of contract renewals. Lead or manage other procurement specialists to deliver sourcing activities in support of category plans. Deliver and shape new category management approaches across specified portfolios of spend, ensuring compliance and driving efficiencies. Requirements: Minimum of five years of category management experience. Degree educated or equivalent in Procurement, Business, Finance, or related discipline. Proven experience in a procurement environment, demonstrating successful category strategies. Strong spend analytical skills to identify alternative and value-added opportunities. Highly numerate with advanced contract/scope drafting and writing skills. Excellent IT skills, including MS Office applications, eSourcing portals, and purchase-to-pay systems. Ability to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines, and prioritize requirements. Detail-oriented with the ability to work methodically through a demanding workload. What's in it for you? Job security and genuine learning and development opportunities. Competitive holiday and sickness package. HolidayPlus: Buy up to 10 additional days of holiday all year round. Retail and leisure discounts, Cycle2work scheme, and company pension scheme. Gym and mobile discounts, Virtual GP service for unlimited access to a GP. About Our Client: Our client is on a transformative journey in the gas industry, embracing futuristic technologies and robotics to lead innovation. Beyond ensuring customer safety and warmth, they are committed to making the world a better place. This includes community involvement, reducing their carbon footprint, and driving innovation in the industry. Equal Opportunities Employer: Our client is passionate about fostering a diverse and inclusive culture. They are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, medical history, skin colour, marital status, genetic information, or parental status. Employment decisions are based on merit, job requirements, and business needs. Join our client in sustaining our world through managing the distribution of natural and green gas across the south of England and Scotland. Your work directly impacts their commitment to keeping customers' homes and businesses safe. Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles. We practice a diverse and inclusive recruitment process that ensures equal opportunity for all we work with, irrespective of race, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age or gender. As an organisation, we encourage applications from all backgrounds and will ensure measures are met when required, to allow a fair process throughout. PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Category manager

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