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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire SF Recruitment

Job Title: Category Manager - Indirect Contract: Full Time, Permanent Location: Milton Keynes Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 + Company BonusThe Procurement Division at SF Recruitment are currently recruiting for an experienced Indirect Category Manager to join our long standing and well-established client at their head office based in Milton Keynes. This is a newly created job and is an excellent opportunity to join a business who is a leader in their field and has a significant amount of investment being focused on their procurement function. As a Category Manager, you will be responsible for the below: - Managing your own portfolio of indirect categories, ensuring that you are consistently reviewing and identifying areas of improvements, adding value, saving costs and mitigating risks. - Reporting to senior management on category, supplier and vendor performance. Also identifying recommendations of improvement for the wider business. - Building strong external supplier and vendor relationships to support with influencing negotiation/contractual stages and manage performance levels. - Reviewing internal procurement policies and processes, ensuring that these are in line with the procurement and wider business objectives, views and values. - Working collaboratively with the wider procurement division to ensure you meet agreed targets, performance levels and align future department plans. - Ensure the internal system maintains accurately updated regarding supplier approvals, purchase orders, invoices, contractual agreements and business reporting/data. The successful candidate will currently be working as a Category Manager already or be working within a strategic buying/procurement position where you have had exposure to the end-to-end procurement processes. What is essential is that you have experience with: - Building strong relationships at all levels both internally and externally. - Ability to challenge the norm and push back on decisions. - Ability to work within a fast-paced environment and complete your workload within agreed timeframes. - Demonstrate experience of managing and improving your category performance. - Exposure to working or leading business transformation related projects. This is a really exciting opportunity, being offered on a flexible/hybrid basis. You would need to be able to commute to Milton Keynes at least 2 times per week, however, you will need to be flexible around this to meet business objectives. If you wish to find out more or progress an application to the next stage, please click 'Apply Now' with a copy of your updated CV. We are hoping to move as quickly as possible due to the urgency of this role within the business, so interviews will be taking place ASAP. (No sponsorship is offered for this job opportunity).

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