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  • Published:

    17 days ago

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    3 Months

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    Tom Reid

Category Manager - Indirect
3 month contract role

We are currently supporting a client in recruiting for a Category Manager to join their team based in Birmingham.  The successful applicant will have category management experience within a regulated industry (UCR/PCR).

Key Responsibilities:
  • Guiding and supporting the business in procurement activities in line with the company procurement policies, and where necessary Utilities Contract Regulations.
  • Tendering of indirect purchase requirements of varying values.
  • Prepare and negotiate contracts and contract amendments necessary to meet business requirements and commitments/obligations. 
  • Liaise with the wider Client Relationships & Contracts Team and the Department of Transport (DfT) to obtain approval of key contracts in line with the National Rail Contract (NRC).
  • Provide commercial and contractual advice to the business where required.
  • Provide the primary interface between the company and external lawyers for matters relating to contracts. 
  • Attend contract review meetings where necessary.
  • Support the Senior Category Manager with the review and development of the procurement policies and procedures to respond to the demanding needs of the business.
  • Provide management reporting where required. 
  • Support the Head of Client Relationships & Contracts to deliver business requirements, where necessary representing Procurement at meetings.
Required Skills and Experience:
  • Demonstrable experience in Category Management activities for large and complex organisations.
  • Experience of tendering under Utilities Contract Regulations.
  • Experience in management and negotiation of large contracts.
  • Experience of working with and interpreting complex legal documentation.
  • Sound commercial and financial awareness.
  • Experience within the UK Rail Industry preferred but not required.
  • Experience of working with legal advisors and instructing legal advice.
  • Educated to degree standard (desirable).
  • Hold Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Membership (CIPS).