Senior Indirects Category Manager

Posted 16 March by Amdas Consultancy Ltd

The client; is an airline food manufacturer / supplier

The role; a key/ senior role in the company's procurement team and responsible for the strategic sourcing / category management of all food and packaging. Reporting to the Head of Procurement, this is a senior indirects category manager role and your duties would include;

  • Delivery of the overall Procurement business strategy, with direct accountability for developing and implementing the Indirect materials and services category strategies. Responsibility for purchasing in all Indirect Categories
  • Enhance procurement practices in sourcing and supplier management through the implementation of the eSourcing platforms, including but not limited to tenders, contract and supplier information
  • Negotiation of Indirect material and services contracts (price/terms/conditions) with suppliers with specific responsibility of key contracts and establishing collaborative opportunities with shareholders, as and where feasible, to synergise benefits and maximise sustainable value
  • Develop and manage the procurement category strategies to meet the changing needs of the business and optimise Indirect procurement costs
  • Accountable for the on-going review of supplier performance and supplier management
  • Some travel to visit key stakeholders

The ideal candidate will ideally have experience of;

  • Proven lead negotiating skills with the ability to adopt a collaborative approach to supplier relationships.
  • In-directs experience across a variety of foodservice, manufacturing and food production categories - ideal
  • CIPS qualification or relevant industry experience - ideal
  • Experience in managing complex supplier and organisational relationships
  • Ability to build relationships /influence decision makers
  • Project management skills

Our client offers a varied role with a good bonus and benefits package. The role is based in the Heathrow area. Only short list candidates will be contacted

Required skills

  • Buying
  • Procurement
  • CIPS
  • Supplier Performance
  • Indirect Purchasing

Application question

Do you previous relevant indirect category management experience?

Reference: 34706747

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