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Category Leader – Contingent Labour

  • Lancashire
  • Contract
  • £35.00 - £44.00 per hour

Core Duties Include

  • Engaging with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the product or service provision:
    • Meets all governance requirements.
    • Delivers optimum value for money.
    • Achieves the required service level as agreed with internal customers.
  • Ensure requirements are delivered in a timescale agreed with our stakeholders.
  • Conduct ongoing and regular liaison with internal stakeholders to ensure alignment in the delivery of our service with their requirements and expectations.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to ensure experience, lessons learnt, synergy opportunities etc. are captured.
  • Ensure clear lines of communication with external suppliers.
  • Seek out opportunities for continuous improvement, including automation, process improvement and consumption management.
  • Demonstrate very good business acumen when negotiating with external suppliers.
  • Use data analytics to assess supplier data in order to structure and improve supplier performance and where applicable value for money.
  • Actively contribute to service level improvement initiatives and proactively support the improvement in service provision (including CSAT scores).
  • Demonstrate a high degree of competence in managing company systems – Coupa, Workspace for example.
  • Manage contracts throughout their life, in conjunction with the business, to successfully deliver goods and services.
  • Proactively manage our suppliers and develop a strong performance culture.
  • Proactively manage instances of under-performance – internal and external to the Company.
  • Understand the need to engage with senior management as and when appropriate in order to report, obtain authorisation, highlight and escalate issues.

Essential Experience

  • Preferably possess a minimum of 5 years’ experience of working in a Procurement environment; and / or
  • Have MCIPS qualification; and / or
  • Be educated to degree or equivalent standard.
  • Possess a high standard of Procurement competence in key areas of Sourcing process knowledge, Contracting Skills, Financial Awareness, and Supplier Management.

Interpersonal Skills Required

The role holder will require:

  • Communication and influencing skills.
  • Collaborative approach to developing solutions.
  • Leadership skills with internal and external stakeholders.

PLEASE NOTE: This role has been assessed as being INSIDE IR35.

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

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