Category Manager

London, United Kingdom

Job Reference 1192708

Location London, United Kingdom

Industry Oil & Gas - Onshore Oil

Function Administration

Job Type Contract

Date Added August 11, 2023

Airswift has been tasked by one of our key clients to seek a Category Manager to join them in Farnborough on a 6-month contract.
Main accountabilities and responsibilities:

  • Market expertise/awareness in: Nuclear, Defence, UK Government, Middle East etc
  • Category expertise: Engineering, Construction, Technology, Property, FM, IT, Digital, Professional Services, Corporate Services, HR Services, etc
  • Bid Writing: Ability to draft and deliver compelling supply chain bid writing responses
  • Partnering: Comfortable supporting Teaming and Partnering arrangements within bids
  • Market Engagement: leading on Bidder Days, targeted SME engagements to bring innovation to our bids
  • Value Focus: Cost out of bids and value add focus
  • Global Leverage: Using company’s global buying power to bring VfM into bids.
  • Ability to demonstrate previous experience within any of the following spend categories: Human Resources (HR), Corporate Services, Property & FM Services, Professional Services, or Information Technology (IT)
  • Experience of category management including evidence of category strategy formulation and executing category strategy including leading sourcing projects.
  • Proven ability to follow a defined strategic sourcing and procurement process and report progress.
  • Proven ability to write a strategic procurement and sourcing plan and report progress.
  • Proven ability to research the market and sourcing of potential suppliers, leading to the end-to-end strategic sourcing process.
  • Ability to perform market analysis including commercial & financial viability of suppliers plus assessment of their performance and resource capabilities.
  • Proven skills at eliciting requirements/scope of work and business process mapping.
  • Able to draft commercial documents, ITT document/templates and tender packs to support strategic sourcing activity.
  • Strong understanding of contractual/legal terms and conditions.
  • Ability to maintain on-going relationships with suppliers including performance management of said suppliers.

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