Category Leader

A varied position, offering the opportunity to build and broaden your procurement skills and knowledge. To work on behalf of well-known clients, to identify and implement innovative supply chain solutions which reduce costs and add value. 

 

We are looking for people with boundless energy and keen commercial business sense. You will have a breadth of category management experience moving successfully and quickly between direct and indirect product and service categories. You will demonstrate a successful track record in managing and influencing senior clients and stakeholders with strong experience of savings delivery within a high spend environment.

 

Parts of your role will be to;                                            

  • Interact with key stakeholders and analyse data to create category management approaches that deliver against both client and Procure4’s needs and expectations. 
  • Advise and agree with clients on the procurement strategy for high spend categories
  • Deliver measurable savings through hands on category management including undertaking tenders, negotiations and auctions on behalf of clients.
  • Provide the enquiry, insight and creative thought needed to deliver a step change in supply chain performance.
  • Influence stakeholders (clients and suppliers) to secure agreement to proposed solutions.
  • Use of leading edge tools and processes and creative thinking to design solutions which deliver rapid cost savings and improvements in performance
  • Sourcing suppliers from the UK and Worldwide to meet clients’ needs
  • Interact with key stakeholders and analyse data to create category management approaches that deliver against both client and Procure4’s needs and expectations.
  • Deliver projects within agreed timescales 

 

It's imperative that you have great negotiation skills with a natural persuasion. We want people with a  positive and proactive attitude, who take genuine enjoyment in networking and meeting new people.

 

We are looking for people who want to develop within Procure4, broaden their category experience with a longer term view of managing projects and project teams.

Working within the Procure4 family offers a variety of opportunities where you can make a difference every single day.

With the support and encouragement of your colleagues, Procure4 enables you to develop your potential and grow professionally, while helping our clients achieve outstanding results. We're a social bunch who like to have lots of fun and do our bit for good causes.