Overview

Reference: 5889

Job Title: Commercial Category Manager

Sector: Utilities

Location: Reading

Package: c£55k-£58k p.a. + benefits

We are seeking an experienced Commercial Category Manager to manage a number of core spend categories and deliver robust in life management and exceptional value.

As the UK’s largest Water and Wastewater Company, our client services 15 million customers where investment has averaged over £1 billion in recent years to improve their network and infrastructure – pipes, sewage treatment and clean water treatment plants, which are some of the biggest and most advanced in Europe. You will be joining at a time when the entire industry is transforming towards a more competitive market – the biggest change since privatisation.

As Commercial Category Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring and driving OJEU compliance, delivering exceptional value to the business as measured by customer satisfaction, enhanced cost benefits, effective market engagement, improved risk mitigation, greater efficiency, and stronger compliance with the Contract Management processes, policies, and tools.
  • Ensuring that procedures that guide and direct contract compliance and performance, mitigating legal and business risks are in being adhered to.
  • The Identification of pipeline of strategic sourcing and contract management initiatives for specific category areas
  • Ensuring preparation and execution of structured, mutually beneficial and sustainable negotiations
  • Ensuring contract management initiatives provide rigorous cost and market analysis
  • Delivering maximum value from all third party spend within their portfolio, realising benefits through development and implementation of Category Strategies for all key areas of spend
  • Meeting & exceeding benefits targets

The Commercial Category Manager will have

  • Strong proven commercial and contractual acumen
  • Firm understanding and experience of operating Utilities Contract Regulations 2016
  • Experience in enabling effective decision making
  • Used to working in benefit driven organisations and track record of meeting benefits targets
  • Track record in developing and implementing category strategies
  • Experience of working in a contract management role
  • Ideally MCIPs qualified or working towards
  • Ideally Degree educated or equivalent

To register your interest in this, or any other opportunities please forward your full CV, stating your location and current salary details or contact us on 01423 520080 for a confidential conversation.

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