Category Manager Indirects

Gleeson Recruitment Ltd
£45k - 50k per year + car + benefits
02 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Fancy working for a leading FTSE250 listed business that is regularly listed as one of the UK's best places to work with fantastic work/life balance? Have a proven background in the procurement of indirect services including marketing? Then this Category Manager Indirects opportunity could be just the role for you.

The successful Category Manager Indirects will be joining a business that has an excellent reputation for putting its customers, and its own people, first. They are regularly recognised for their working culture & environment and can demonstrate healthy profits and a strong share price.

As Category Manager Indirects you will take full strategic responsibility for a spend in the region of £40m per year, of which half will be on Marketing with the remainder covering categories such as FM, HR, Professional Services, Utilities and Travel. Working cross-functionally, and with key stakeholders, you will be expected to define and implement category strategies to deliver challenging targets incorporating savings, efficiency improvement, continuous improvement and risk minimisation amongst others. You will run full end-to-end sourcing process and will also engage in strong SRM and sustainability activity. The role reports into the Director of Procurement and has line management responsibility for one category buyer.

To be considered for this Category Manager Indirects role it is expected that you will be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

- Proven experience of acting as a Category/Procurement lead on indirect areas of spend in a high performing procurement function.
- Previous experience managing marketing spend is highly desirable, as is MCIPS.
- Demonstrable experience of working cross-functionally and collaboratively
- Results Focused
- Excellent communication and relationship building skills
- Intermediate level IT skills, including Word, Excel and Powerpoint

In return the Category Manager Indirects will receive a remuneration package that includes:

- Base salary up to £50,000
- Company car or car allowance (£5.5k per annum)
- Bonus up to 10%
- Matched pension contributions up to 6%
- Private medical
- 25 days holiday

Gleeson Procurement & Supply Chain is a specialist recruiter of leadership roles and technical specialists on both a permanent and temporary basis, into a number of industries including 3PL, construction, retail, service sector, automotive, aerospace, general manufacturing and FMCG. Please visit our website ****************** for further information about our services and to view all of our roles

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