This is an exciting time within procurement at Specsavers under the leadership of a visionary and innovative Director of Group Procurement. You will be joining at the early stages of the transformational journey, and, in your capacity, will have a voice and real influence in the shape of the future of procurement within Specsavers.
In line with Specsavers’ strong retail, service ethos and entrepreneurial culture, we are moving away from a traditional procurement model, focusing on tactical purchasing and buying to a proactive and strategic model.
As a result of this exciting journey, we are looking for commercially-minded and forward-thinking procurement professionals.
As Senior Category Manager for Technology, you will develop strategies and tactics for procurement categories and initiatives, providing thought leadership; identifying, creating and implementing initiatives to maximise value and ensure ongoing management of supplier contracts and relationships.
You will have a strong background in software procurement and be pivotal to implementing robust procurement practices, develop and implement category plans as well as provide commercial and category insight to deliver the best value products and services for our business partners.
Working with a number of business partners, you will lead the procurement and placement of robust contracts for the IT category such as; renewals, telco and IT change and infrastructure. You will challenge suppliers to consistently deliver against the agreed performance levels as well as driving efficiencies, value and innovation.
You will need significant procurement experience ideally in a Retail environment and including international coverage.
This is a fast paced and varied role, so the ability to multitask and strategically prioritise your workload is essential to delivering sustainable value for our partners, our customers and our business.
In return we can offer you a challenging position with excellent opportunities for development. We offer a competitive benefits package which includes pension, personal bonus, health and dental cover. We are also happy to talk about flexible working