Procurement Category Manager
CATEGORY MANAGER - NETWORKS
Reading or Perth
SALARY UPTO £55,000 (DEPENDING ON SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE) PLUS BONUS AND ATTRACTIVE BENEFITS PACKAGE
SSE is one of the largest and most diverse Energy companies in the UK and Ireland with around 9 million customers and over 19,000 staff. We currently have an exciting permanent staff opportunity for a Category Manager to join our Procurement & Commercial team for construction projects in Networks, covering a variety of Works, Goods and Services. The fundamental aspect of this role is to ensure that any SSE group requirements are captured and fulfilled against these categories.
Reporting directly into the Lead Category Manager, the primary function of this role will be to lead Strategic Procurement Officers in the creation and execution of a category management approach to the procurement of a specified portfolio of spend to ensure compliance, drive efficiencies, mitigate supply and construction risks and drive down the total cost of ownership to the organisation.
As a Category Manager, you and your team are responsible for conducting internal and external analyses and engage effectively with stakeholders to determine optimum value creation opportunities for that category e.g. sourcing strategies, process improvements, renegotiation strategies etc. In addition, you will be required to develop relationships and work closely with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure the development and delivery of category strategies are aligned with corporate and business unit strategies and value drivers.
You will liaise directly with the Lead Category Manager on a regular basis and will be required to provide updates on category performance and provide additional insight through reporting and commentary as required. In addition you will be responsible for analysing the spend per category to detail opportunities such as; savings, strategic importance to the organisation, level of risk or to simply identify any lack of compliance with the category plan. Accountabilities will also include managing the supplier ability to comply with their contractual obligations as well as reducing risk and improving sustainability to improve the quality and reliability of the supply chain.
To be successful in applying for this position, you should ideally be degree educated (or equivalent) and a detailed track record of procurement experience within a similar environment, including experience of using NEC Engineering & Construction Contract or equivalent construction form of contract and an excellent understanding of construction risk. You should have a sound understanding and experience of Category Management and its implementation and an ability to secure commitment on actions from all stakeholders.
In addition, you will be a confident and enthusiastic team player with excellent negotiation skills, advanced numeracy skills, an ability to influence people and a confident decision maker who can challenge the norm and think creatively.
In return, we can offer you a competitive salary package in a position which has excellent routes for career progression within the SSE Group. You will also enjoy excellent performance incentives, pension, share plans, a generous leave entitlement (with options to purchase additional leave), discounted energy, phone, broadband, plus a host of other rewards and lifestyle benefits.
Closing date for applications is 16th September 2018
Successful candidates will be subject to the Company's verification and vetting process. This includes a basic criminal record check.