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1 month ago

Ref: BBBH33564

Head of Category Management - Indirects

£120000.00 - £150000.00 per annum


Head of Category Management - Indirects

London - Flexible working

£120,000 - £150,000 + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits

Role Profile

Are you looking for a new challenging role on a global scale?

Are you looking to make a significant difference in a business and the key elements of a business's strategies and sustainability?

An outstanding opportunity to initiate and develop end to end strategy for indirect spend across multiple countries for this global manufacturing business. Areas of focus will include energy & Water, MRO, HR, FM, IT and Logistics amongst others. Hugely influential and exciting role giving the opportunity to demonstrate value across a global operation.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Lead the global indirects spend portfolio, delivering on key business goals
  • Provide visible leadership and motivation to a multifaceted global team.
  • Accountable for ensuring category strategies, supplier selection criteria and agreements
  • Initiate and execute vendor rationalisation plan(s) to optimize existing vendors to deliver cost reduction, supply assurance, quality improvement, innovation and increased vendor utility

  • Monitor and action results through performance targets & regular supplier and stakeholder reviews/workshops to optimise performance.

  • Set and report monthly KPI to demonstrate delivery of core procurement strategies.

  • Proactively collaborate with business partners and stakeholders to lead contract negotiation with suppliers; develop negotiation approaches, and acceptable terms and conditions through contract completion and identify key benchmarks to measure contractual arrangements

  • Work collaboratively within cross-functional teams ensuring procurement input supports the overall needs of the Business.

Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will have:

  • Significant strategic purchasing experience within a broad Indirect Category knowledge, ideally from a Energy or Water environment
  • Managed significant budgets and spend
  • Exceptional negotiation skills and commercial acumen
  • Proven track record in delivering cost savings across a global network
  • Strong knowledge of Supply Chain Management in a global context

Client Information

Our client is a Global manufacturing business


£120,000 - £150,000 + Car Allowance + Bonus + Flexible Working

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