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Category Manager (Supply Chain)

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Posted: 22/02/2019
Reference: 763475
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Essex, England (map)
Salary: £40000 - £45000
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Job description

My client are currently recruiting for a category manager to handle supplier management and risk within the supply chain. Candidates MUST be from a Building Services or Facilities Management background and have experience meeting with suppliers to ensure consistent contractual agreements to ensure cost saving where possible.

Duties include:

Develop and implement Category strategy to provide external resource to the correct quality and on time, minimising risk to the business and customers and ensuring optimum price
Manage supplier performance including quality, delivery and total cost and drive corrective actions as required.
Identify areas of risk within supply chain Category; implement appropriate mitigation measures.
Provide regular performance feedback to suppliers and subcontractors and drive corrective actions as required.
Enforce terms and conditions of purchase orders and other agreements and compliance with legal requirements and Company policy.
Analyse supplier spend reports to identify targeted improvements; leverages value for the company.
Implement sourcing design changes to improve reliability in operations and reductions in costs.
Provide escalation support for the operational Field Team and Helpdesk in relation to service delivery and performance
Support Clients in procurement exercises including Tender activities and contractor selection processes ensuring compliance with all corporate supply chain processes and procedures
Work alongside HSQE department to ensure Suppliers and Service providers are compliant.
Maintain and publish Supplier balanced score card
Resolve non-conformance issues, back-charges and claims in a timely manner to minimise the Company's exposure.


Track record of managing Supplier / third party contractor service delivery performance
Experience in the use of high volume data for the purposes of trend analysis and performance improvement
Experience in building services environment 
Knowledge of performance measurement processes, SLAs and KPIs
Understanding of Quality Management Systems and continual improvement processes
Understanding of Health & Safety obligations and Legal compliance
Knowledge of budget planning and financial control processes
Excellent interpersonal skills, able to build relationships at all levels
Able to absorb information at pace

Salary + 10% bonus + Car allowance + package

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