Category Manager

Posted 14 February by Yodel Delivery Network Limited




CompetitiveSalary + Excellent Benefits

Here at Yodel we deliver more than just parcelswe deliver a great experience when it comes to your career too. We are lookingto hire an experienced Category Manager to join our procurement team on apermanent basis in Hatfield. We are lookingfor a procurement professional with a strong Indirects background withextensive experience working within the FM or IT procurement sectors. You willbe responsible for planning and developing both the short and long term strategyof the categories.

We’re a big believer in rewarding our employeesfor all the amazing work they do. As well as a competitive remuneration packageand genuine career development we offer private medicalinsurance, discounted city centre car parking and a generous doublecontribution pension scheme. Other great benefits on offer include discountedhotel stays, gym memberships and Virginmedia discounts. And if like usyou enjoy online shopping up to 25% discount off . Could you ask formuch more?

Asthe Category Manager your responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting category planning to aid budgeting and forecasting process. Being financially & commercially aware of the precise position of projects within the portfolio

  • Identifying value and innovation opportunities and proactively drive these opportunities through the relevant areas of the business.

  • Identifying key areas of financial risk and supply vulnerability that exist within the portfolio to which the company is exposed, and develop action plans by which they will be minimised.

  • Working with key stakeholders and meet the business needs through use of Category Management tools and techniques and the strong leadership of a cross-functional team.

  • Executing Category Management and delivery of financial benefit through strong presentation and facilitation skills.

  • Building effective supplier relationships across the most strategic/critical suppliers within the portfolio to mitigate risk and drive value for Yodel through use of SRM tools and techniques

  • Maintaining smooth operations, ensuring that Yodel’s suppliers are compliant with Yodel ethical trading policy and that our suppliers demonstrate a commitment to meeting our expectations of Corporate Responsibility.

Experience and Skills you will be required to Demonstrate:

  • Experience working within indirects, especially within the FM and IT category

  • Substantial business experience, preferably from within a Services or Logistics sector, of which the majority should have been spent within a procurement discipline.

  • Strong working knowledge of relevant supply markets of many of the categories

  • Excellent Category Management & Supplier Relationship Management knowledge of tools and techniques and proven record of executing such strategies cross-functionally.

  • Strong Project Management experience

  • Good facilitator with strong relationship management skills.

  • Significant experience of leading cross-functional teams to explore and agree strategic options

  • Excellent contract management and review skills.

  • Ability to present to stakeholders and communicate complex messages.

  • Ability to make decisions in a fast moving environment.

  • Ability to inspire people to work cross-functionally – facilitating groups of individuals to work together on creating solutions.

This a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Category Manager from a broad indirects background to create and execute procurement strategies and maximise Yodel purchasing power. Are you up for the Challenge?

Reference: 37283694

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