This role will be based in Bracknell, with regular travel to London and other Divisional sites.
Duties & Responsibilities
The John Lewis Partnership has a visionary and successful way of doing business, boldly putting the happiness of Partners at the centre of everything it does. It's the embodiment of an ideal, the outcome of nearly a century of endeavour to create a different sort of company, owned by Partners dedicated to serving customers with flair and fairness.
We are now recruiting for a Category Manager to join our Procurement team, taking ownership of the contingent labour and consultancy categories within the Professional Services area of our business. You will deliver best practice and value Procurement to the Partnership through category development plans and procurement activities.
We are looking for a highly driven and creative professional with a naturally inquisitive nature to fulfil the role of Category Manager. You will manage the development and delivery of innovative and appropriate Goods Not For Resale (GNFR) sub category strategy plans, informed by analysis of internal and external information as well as deep market and supplier expertise. You will collaborate with divisional stakeholders to create compelling business cases for change, and deliver solutions for both the John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners businesses.
Required essential experience skills and qualifications
- Proven stakeholder management skills - Experience of developing and implementing category strategies within the GNFR field - Excellent interpersonal and communication skills - Supplier relationship management experience
Required desirable experience skills and qualifications
- MCIPS Qualification (or equivalent) - Experience within the contingent labour and consultancy procurement fields
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