Strategic Category Lead/ Procurement

Location: Plymouth

  • Employer Name

    Mego Employment

  • Contract Type


  • Level of Experience

    Buying, Procurement, Supply Chain or purchasing Background

  • Salary

    £40,000 to £45,000

  • Description

    Mego Employment is recruiting for a candidate from Procurement/ Supply Chain Background looking for an exciting and rewarding new position working for an amazing company in the Plymouth Area.

    This rewarding role would suit someone with a bubbly personality, and looking for a company to progress and build in.

    Ideally our client is looking for someone who is MCIPS chartered/ CIPS chartered however with the right experience this may not be a requirement.

    In a beautiful part of Plymouth, the office is a positive environment, fun and hardworking. Ideally Mego Employment is looking for someone who has come from a manufacture background, but any procurement background will be reviewed.

    If you have worked your way up from Buying, Procurement, Supply Chain or purchasing Mego Employment would love to hear from you to discuss this position to be part of a great and amazing company.

    The role and Responsibilities:

    • Developing and implementing clear category management strategies, ensuring sourcing strategy identifies and considers the risks relevant to reduce exposure for Indirect and Direct spend to achieving savings targets, improving quality and service levels and achieving all other business objectives.
    • Define measurement KPIs to demonstrate progress delivering maximum value from all third party spend
    • Lead and execute tendering and negotiation activities together with the management of ongoing supplier relationships at a Company level. To support commercial and business objectives.
    • Drive supplier engagement and capability, innovation and cost efficiency
    • Project managing the delivery of plans and initiatives including performing cost/benefit analysis
    • Be the category expert for responsible spend areas in order to fully understand the business needs and ensure compliance and performance as well as risk mitigation.

    What are client is looking for in a candidate:

    • Experience: best practice procurement experience in contract management, sourcing strategies in both direct and indirect goods and services. In-depth knowledge of negotiation, value engineering, forecasting, competitor analysis, market structure and analysis, project management and be equally confident managing people.
    • Strong leadership: coaching, setting direction and performance standards, influencing, motivation and management skills with a proven track record of networking and influencing both internally and externally.
    • Concise and influential communicator: able to discuss complex issues with clarity and credibility to a cross functional audience of varied experience enabling effective decision making
    • Strategic thinking capability: Makes balanced recommendations for delivering successful strategic projects and implementing complex change
    • Commercially astute analyst, a natural problem solver with a strong understanding of leveraging operating efficiencies and opportunities to gain added value from suppliers
    • Strong process orientation, able to apply clarity of purpose and define simple, robust operating processes
    • Resilient with a proactive focus on reducing business costs and always has a plan to meet or exceed targets without being asked.
    • Excellent execution: Develop skills to analyse, decide, prioritise and plan. Ability to balance short term requirements with long term objectives to achieve commercial goals.
    • Customer focused: Understands the customer requirements in terms of the categories of spend and become the category expert. Always seeking to improve quality and service for our internal/external stakeholders.
    • Team player: Works with colleagues to do what is best for the Company as a whole, ahead of divisional, department or personal goals
    • Qualifications: You will be degree qualified and hold Chartered MCIPS or equivalent

    This is a full time permanent position.

    Salary will depend on Experience.

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