Interim Category Manager - Indirects

Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
£300 - £350 per day
10 Oct 2016
25 Oct 2016
The role is required to identify new outsourcing opportunities and assess their relevance and potential value to the organization in conjunction with and under the guidance of the Global Category Manager. The role will develop influential senior level relationships (generally at a level below those held by the Global Category Manager) with designated businesses and functions on behalf of all of the Procurement sub- functions Client Details High profile banking business Description The Category Manager will sit on relevant stakeholder committees and positively influence appropriate forums of the businesses/ functions. The Category Manager will also be responsible for the following: - Supporting the creation of sub-category strategies and plans to achieve or exceed agreed savings targets for the category. - Driving business outcomes and behaviours with subject matter expertise to drive value through the category planning lifecycle. - Constantly monitoring supplier market and identify opportunities resulting from new product offerings and/or market shifts (e.g. entry or exit of suppliers, changes in pricing, risk on category). - Seeking alternatives to current category specifications/ demand parameters. - Continually monitoring buying channel compliance for the business/ function with whom they own the Procurement relationship and driving corrective action as necessary. -Be a role model and demonstrate a positive attitude and inspire confidence when faced with uncertainty and change. -Provide clear direction and constructive challenge to business stakeholders in the creation and execution of Category and Commodity plans. -Bring drive, energy and pace to category activity. -Display excellent influencing skills. -Demonstrate importance of subject matter expertise through example. -Market and communicate category guidelines into the business. -Act as an agent of change for the Procurement Transformation and beyond into future change initiatives. Profile - Indirect spend track record managing large levels of complex spend - Ideally private sector / Financial Services background - MCIPS & Degree qualified is preferred Job Offer Excellent brand and culture. This job was originally posted as