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Category Manager – Indirect (Travel / Marketing / FM) - London

£600 Per Day - Travel Services - Category Manager
Ref: 62 Date Posted: Thursday 21 Mar 2019
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Category Manager – Indirect (Travel / Marketing / FM) 

Position: Interim (3-6 Month Contract)

Day Rate: £600 Per Day 

Location: Guilford, Surrey  

The Category Manager for Indirects defines the strategy for all sub-categories including Travel, Events, Marketing and Facilities Management on a global level.

Drives strategic sourcing initiatives, defines and controls the category end-to-end Procurement cycle and manages as well as optimizes supplier performance and contracts for all globally managed sub-categories within Indirects, whilst also ensuring high level of customer satisfaction. 

Main Responsibilities for the Role will Include:

  • Develop and implement a Strategy Plan covering all elements of category management (define, analysis, execute and manage).
  • Develop category strategy and document associated value for money proposition.
  • Execute category sourcing strategy in line with company processes.
  • Develop and undertake supplier capability assessments.
  • Create negotiation strategies and lead negotiations.
  • Work with the businesses and other functions to ensure category recommendations meet expectations and best outcomes are achieved.
  • Manage supplier performance (review progress, assess progress and close contract).
  • Management of supply base within the category and associated supplier assurance.
  • Act as champions for the global procurement transformation project, with a particular focus on embedding Indirect category management across the businesses.
  • Acts as an Ambassador of the Procurement organisation with internal stakeholders and external suppliers.
  • Support development of material for category management to standardise processes, document lessons learned and good practice and deliver improved operational efficiency.

Required Skills: 

  • Strong and effective decision-making capacity.
  • Effective at interpreting complex and multiple sources of information to make decisions.
  • Strong programme management skills.
  • Improves processes to eliminate non-value adding activities.
  • Highly effective collaboration skills.
  • Effective at influencing others, esp. executive management.
  • Expert knowledge of Indirects market place.
  • Involved in travel industry bodies.