Category Manager

Posted 14 May by Elevation Recruitment Group Easy Apply
We are currently recruiting for a Category Manager for a leading energy provider based in the Yorkshire region, with a long history and reputation. The Category Procurement Manager will be reporting to the Head of Procurement and Senior Procurement Lead, the successful candidate will form part of the procurement team and be responsible for purchasing
services consistent with the specified levels of quality, delivery, price and total cost.

As part of the established Procurement team you will support HR and professional services category of spend and strategy implementation with the stakeholder groups.

Job Description
*Develop a robust Procurement strategy within the defined Category of spend.
*Lead cross-functional teams in the development and implementation of strategic sourcing plans
*Provide procurement expertise to negotiate optimum supplier relationships
*Develop, measure and monitor KPI's, Supply Level Agreements and continuous improvement for Category
*Continually strive to improve supplier performance
*Develop and maintain a high level of market knowledge that reflect the Company strategy
*To rationalise the supply base to a manageable level
The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the following skills and experience:
*A Bachelors degree (or equivalent)
*Demonstrable track record in purchasing strategies and project management ideally with HR and Professional Services spend
*Excellent analytical skill
*SAP (or similar) systems experience
*Proven commercial cost savings experience.
*Excellent commercial acumen and negotiation skills
*Be target focused and driven to achieve results

If you want to discuss this position in more detail, please call Carl Walker at Elevation Recruitment Group on or

Elevation Recruitment Group's Procurement and Supply Chain division work with a vast range of businesses across Yorkshire and Humberside, Lincolnshire and East Midlands regions. For this role and other similar Procurement and Supply Chain positions, visit

Required skills

  • category management
  • procurement
  • contract management
  • professional services

Reference: 35129463

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