About Our Client
Large services organisation
Become the recognised expert for your specific category.
Work closely with the Category Manager to drive best practice and compliance, support and identify specification and demand management saving opportunities.
Generate transparency and management of categories.
Stakeholder management working closing with senior managers to understand business requirements.
Assist demand planning with expert Business Unit advice.
Development of sourcing, negotiation & contract strategies.
Plan and manage single source negotiations and renewals as agreed with the business.
Support Strategic Category Management approach to your spend areas obtaining buy in from management and stakeholders.
Develop and maintain preferred supplier relationships.
Monitor contract and supplier performance.
Drive RFP processes.
The Successful Applicant
Minimum A Level standard education, with MCIPS (or equivalent) qualification an advantage.
Previous purchasing experience in Soft Services/Hard Services or Indirect Procurement, experience in FM desirable but not essential.
Excellent communication skills.
Previous experience in purchasing for a large, multi-business organisation.
Numerate and IT literate with experience of using Microsoft Business Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Good understanding of Contract Law and terms and conditions of Contract or CIPS qualification is essential.
Highly motivated and capable of operating with the minimum of guidance.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the business.
Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects and stakeholder.
Proven track record in negotiation and supply relationship management.
Understanding of supply markets within the relevant categories.
Knowledge of e-commerce tools is desirable.
Previous soft services or hard services experience
What's on Offer
Between £30,000 - £40,000pa DOE + car + bonus