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Senior Category Manager

£35000 - £45000/annum Private Healthcare, 35 Days Holiday
Location

Scunthorpe

Contract type

Full Time

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Working as the Senior Category Manager at British Steel you will provide leadership and direction to the team, ensuring a cost effective and highly professional procurement service. You will be a leader in the development and deployment of category management with the ability to balance commercial requirements with the demands and operational needs of the business working alongside your Procurement Manager and Director.

As we continue to grow as an organisation under Jingye you will be at the heart of our 5 year plan in which we have �1.5 Billion of capital investment to deliver throughout the estate. This is an exciting time to be part of British Steel!

As this is a leadership role we are looking for a proven commercial or procurement professional who has experience of networking both within and outside of British Steel.

You will have a sound knowledge and understanding of contract operation and management including commercial contract terms and terminology.

Ideally you should be educated to degree level or equivalent and a member of, or working towards a�CIPS�qualification. Alternatively we will also consider those from an engineering/manufacturing background with a desire to move into a more commercially focused role.

We are looking for a great communicator, someone who is able to form excellent relationships with a network of business and supplier contacts to ensure senior management engagement and highly effective relationships at all levels in the organisation.

What you need to know about the role

Our Procurement function has responsibility for maximising purchasing leverage and providing the most efficient and effective supply base to meet the needs of the business. Their role is to provide a commercial framework that allows the business operation to run at a cost base that provides the best value whilst ensuring security of supply and flexibility.

This important role will see you providing external category specific market information to enable appropriate decisions aligned to the business strategy.

In your role as Senior Category Manager you will provide leadership to the Category Managers within your category group, ensuring a cost effective and highly professional procurement service. You will be involved in development and deployment of category management, with the ability to balance commercial requirements with the demands and operational needs of the business.

Building and maintaining strong business relationships with key stakeholders to drive maximum effectiveness and efficiency of processes and deliverables is key to the success of this role. You will work with the Procurement Manager and relevant stakeholders to understand business strategy, key drivers and spend in order to influence, advise and provide commercial and strategic procurement solutions which support the business and ensures the lowest possible cost base for British Steel.

What we need to know about you

We are looking for someone who has significant experience as a procurement professional, ideally within the heavy manufacturing industry or within a commercial role. As you will be managing a team of Category Managers line management experience is key.

Alternatively, we will consider candidates with a strong procurement background in other categories and from other industries.�

You need to be confident with a pro-active attitude. The ability to influence key stakeholders and to manage and balance commercial priorities with end-user requirements is essential.� Ideally you will be educated to degree level or equivalent and preferably a member of CIPS. CIPS Level 6 is desirable, but this is not essential. You should be proactive in your approach and able to communicate with stakeholders at all levels, the ability to speak Mandarin would be an advantage but not essential.

It is essential that you possess strong negotiation skills in order to succeed in this role.

What we can offer you

We're proud of the outstanding package of benefits we offer our people. Whatever your stage in life, you'll find a range of benefits to complement your work-life balance. The benefits you'll enjoy will include:

  • Opportunity for flexible working
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Substantial life assurance policy - 6 x Salary!
  • Entry into our defined contribution company pension scheme 5%/5%
  • 35 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
  • Private Healthcare
  • Enhanced family friendly benefits and much, much more!

We know our employees are our greatest asset and alongside the great benefits packages we offer, we continue to invest in their careers by providing a huge range of training and development opportunities.

For more information please call (phone number removed) and speak to Charlotte our Recruitment Advisor or Click Apply Today!

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