Location
South East
City Town
Stevenage
Department
Procurement
Advertising Salary
Competitive plus benefits
About The Role

M Group Services is currently looking to recruit a Category Manager to work on our indirect category spend, based at our Head Office in Stevenage.

As the Category Manager, you will be part of our Procurement Team who are responsible for managing the Category activity for all M Group Services companies.

As the Category Manager your duties and responsibilities will be:

  • Work on a defined range of categories, helping to define and implement the category strategy, carrying out sourcing activity and supporting supplier relationship management across all the businesses
  • Work closely with all key stakeholders across the business to reflect the needs in the category strategy
  • Contribute to the ongoing design and implementation of the Category strategy
  • Manage and report on Category KPI's to monitor supplier performance
  • Plan the category review cycle based on business priorities, contract expiry, spend analysis and opportunities identified, and consult on group wide category review cycle
  • Extract and analyse data from our Oracle Cloud ERP system
  • Create and implement the sourcing plan, evaluating and selecting suppliers, negotiating contracts and implementation
  • Conduct segmentation of the supply base, tailoring the management approach to the criticality of the supply, managing key supplier relationships and operational performance
  • Maintain a strong awareness of market trends, and work with key suppliers to deliver value and innovation within defined categories
  • Ensure procurement input is applied in client bid management, and also lead this early enough in the process for cost and quality aspects to be properly considered
  • Monitor and drive adherence and support to new/existing procurement processes and contracts

 Skills and Knowledge Requirements:

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to strategically collaborate with senior internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience in Indirect procurement buying, category management and supplier management experience (HR, Prof Services, IT, Travel, Marketing, Facilities)
  • Good understanding of MS Office 365, Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Must be able to work as part of a team and individually to meet the company objectives

 What’s in it for you?

  • 25 days' annual leave plus 8 days' bank holiday
  • Annual bonus
  • Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Private health care                                           
  • Company car and fuel card     
  • CIPS Qualification paid for by the company which will be available after a qualifying period
About The Company

M Group Services is the UK’s largest provider of essential infrastructure services through long-term framework agreements to the electricity, water and gas sectors across the UK & Ireland.  Our workforce operates 24/7, in local communities to keep people connected, households and businesses warm, taps flowing and the lights on.

We aim to be the employer of choice in the Utility Services sector.  Our continued growth and success is creating opportunities for fulfilling and rewarding roles, making the best use of our people’s skills and expertise.  We want our people to have a positive impact on customers, communities and our clients every day.  We invest in training our people, developing leadership capabilities to create ambassadors not just employees.  Through strong leadership, teamwork and mutual support we want our business to thrive on a happy, healthy and, most importantly, safe workforce.

M Group Services values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  We are committed to equal opportunities.

 

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