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Category Leader

  • Lancashire
  • Contract
  • £39.00 - £44.00 per hour

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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