Interim Category Leader

Our Interim Category Leaders are true experts in their category field and offer further insight, experience and knowledge to our projects. A varied position, working on behalf of well-known clients, to identify and implement innovative supply chain solutions which reduce costs and add value. 

 

We are looking for procurement professionals who demonstrate significant knowledge within certain categories. We particularly require expertise within Property, Hard FM, Soft FM, Logistics, Marketing, IT and Food & Drink.

 

We require people with boundless energy and keen commercial business sense. 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 true positive and proactive attitude, who take genuine enjoyment of networking and meeting new people. Whether Interim or Permanent, we value our people and work as one team.