Category Manager

Recruiter
British Red Cross
Location
Paisley
Salary
Up to £36000 per annum
Posted
13 Oct 2018
Sector
Marketing
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Category Manager
Location: Paisley
Contract type: Permanent
35 Hours per week
Salary: Circa £36,000


We have a fantastic new opportunity for a Category Manager to develop and proactively deliver end to end procurement processes in collaboration with our key stakeholders.

What you will be doing
The purpose of this role is to develop and lead assigned sourcing categories. This will include stakeholder management, market analysis, supplier & spend management, category strategy definition & implementation to achieve best value for British Red Cross.

As part of the team you will manage procurement activities for various indirect categories to ensure all aspects of procurement and supplier management is carried out in a capable, thorough and professional manner to achieve the business targets, mitigate risk while ensuring value for money, savings and efficiencies

Your daily work will focus on regular communication with stakeholders, strategy development, project management, reporting management information and all activities related to the tender to contract process.

What we are looking for

A sourcing professional with extensive experience in a strategic sourcing function, educated to a degree level or equivalent and preferably a Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) - (or working towards), you should be able to demonstrate the following:
* Strong Influencing and stakeholders management skills
* Track record of category management and value delivery
* Ability to develop category strategy in complex matrix environment
* Strong analytical and problem solving skills
* Experience of project management
* Ability to define tendering goals and develop full legal contract documents
* Strong supplier performance management
* Experience in prioritisation in complex environment
* Defining tender, legal drafting ,
* Ability to negotiate and award contracts in accordance with procurement policy, procedure and standards
* Knowledge of Sustainable Procurement
* Experience in managing Facilities and Corporate Services from Procurement perspective would be beneficial

The post will manage supply and spend management for defined categories within UK. Travel to other locations and work outside normal hours on occasion may be required

Closing date for applications is 23:59 on the 28th of October 2018 with interviews to follow.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:
* 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
* Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
* Up to 6% contributory pension
* Flexible working policy

A little bit more about us
The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us.

Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.

At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.

Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to be yourself at work, and feel you're in a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.

In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.

If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.


The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

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