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Category Leader

Category Leader


Role Summary


We have an exciting new contract opportunity that is remote working as a Category Leader.


The role will be an initial 9 month contract and will provide you with managing the end-to-end procurement process across a range of categories such as Professional Services, Consultancy, MRO and Logistics helping to transform how we procure and consume these good and services.



Key Responsibilities



  • Providing day-to-day support to sourcing and procurement activities, either through the management of day-to-day routine procurement activities, or by supporting strategic procurement initiatives or projects

  • Taking a lead role in the end-to-end procurement lifecycle, from sourcing to contract negotiation / execution and ongoing Supplier Performance and Relationship Management

  • Providing challenge into the conventional way of thinking and contracting, to develop innovative, business winning solutions

  • Managing and influencing internal stakeholders across the business

  • Negotiating on existing and new contracts to ensure best cost / service to the business

  • Supporting the business in delivery of key projects as well as leading projects solely

  • Analysing current spends and advising on areas of cost savings

  • Managing suppliers to ensure there is a professional and effective business relationship




Key skills & qualifications



  • Demonstrable track record of Procurement / Commercial acumen

  • Multi-site procurement and stakeholder management experience

  • Excellent stakeholder management, communication and influencing skills

  • Ability to demonstrate innovative thinking and translate complex procurement guidance into simple, straightforward, and practical advice

  • Experience of working within a complex supply chain environment such as: large retailers, oil & gas, aerospace, automotive, nuclear etc.

  • CIPS qualification or willing to work towards



What we're looking for in you



Excellent verbal and written communication skills.



Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.



Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.



Stakeholder management skills.



This role is working from home



Location: Remote working



Rate: £44.30 per hour (INSIDE IR35)



AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.




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