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