Strategic Category Manager

  • Location

    Solihull, West Midlands

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  • Salary:

    £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Car. Benefits

  • Contact:

    Matthew Wainwright

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  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

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Strategic Category Manager

To £55,000 + Bonus, Car, Full Benefits


Financial Services

Solihull, West Midlands

The Role

This position will play in important part in managing the end-to-end procurement frameworks and supplier relationships. Key activities include:

  • Support the wider Procurement Team in a program of continuous improvement, cost reduction and supplier relationship management.
  • Operate strategically to mitigate risk and drive innovation across all Procurement activities
  • Source & review potential suppliers in critical areas, such as IT & Systems, ensuring products & services are fit for purpose.
  • Work with Legal and Finance teams to lead Business-to-Business RFx processes.
  • Support other departments in ensure best service is maintained by suppliers.

The Person

This opportunity is ideal for an experienced Procurement professional to play an important part in the continued development of a commercially focussed department. You will possess:

  • Detailed understanding of Procurement and Purchasing within a regulated Service Industry, such as: Banking, Financial Services, IT & Telecommunications or Utilities.
  • Strong knowledge of IT & Digital Procurement, and how suppliers & their products fit are utilised in a service-based business.
  • An appreciation for the regulatory requirements imposed on the Banking & Financial Services industry and how those regulations affect Procurement activities in the sector.
  • Good commercial acumen and the ability to analyse numerical data.

The Company

Our client is an established financial services provider in the retail banking space, with an upbeat culture and ongoing training & development opportunities.

How to Apply

To apply, please do so online, attaching a copy of your CV and details of your current remuneration.

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