Category Manager - Civil Engineering - Longbridge

Severn Trent
£40k - 50k per year + bonus + pension + 28 days holiday
07 Oct 2016
27 Oct 2016
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About the Role: The aim of this Lead Category Specialist role is to deliver a sustainable supply chain in order to ensure Severn Trent Water’s external expenditure is effectively managed to deliver the lowest cost and highest standards. With a portfolio of circa £15m per annum, the key accountabilities of this position include profiling and researching supply markets and suppliers as well as assessing trends, opportunities and risks. Over time, you will be expected to develop an expert knowledge of the category areas assigned to you. Furthermore you will develop and implement category strategies which fulfil business requirements, including cost and performance, and which recommend strategic sourcing options and implementation plans, ensuring compliance with all legislative requirements. The successful candidate will be responsible for supplier selection, managing the tender process and implementing contracts, including the development of SLA’s (Service Level Agreements) and KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators). About You: It is essential that you have experience of working with senior stakeholders, particularly in large organisations, as well as experience and knowledge of purchasing processes, for example managing tenders and contracts. Likewise experience of managing large projects in a procurement environment, and experience of using a variety of software such as MS Office and SAP are key to being a successful candidate for this role. An awareness of EU Procurement Regulations is desirable but not essential, as well as a good understanding of category management, alongside a proven ability to develop and articulate category strategies. Proven experience of providing highly effective supplier relationship management and effective stakeholder management is also desirable for this position. About Us: Severn Trent’s 8 million customers know that whatever the weather, whenever they turn on their taps, we’ll deliver high quality drinking water. Behind this 24-7 achievement is our strong Water team. They manage hundreds of river and reservoir systems, and 16 surface water treatment works to treat 1900 million litres of water every day, delivered through our 46,000 km network of water mains. Apply: Be part of the future of our company. In return, we offer some excellent rewards including 25 days holiday, Life Assurance, Pension with a company contribution of twice your personal contribution rate up to a maximum of 15%, Sharesave Scheme as well as Flexible benefits such as buying/selling holiday and discounted retail vouchers at competitive rates. This job was originally posted as