Finance
Location
Walsall
Hours Per Week
40
Grade D Up to £50,000 (depending on experience)
Careers Site Advertising End Date
05 Jul 2022

About The Role

HomeServe is looking to recruit a IT Category Manager into its Procurement Department 


The role is working in our hybrid way, mostly working from home but with a requirement to travel to our Walsall office when needed.

Salary is up to £50,000 (depending on experience) + 10% bonus, £5,500 cash or car, Single medical cover, up to 6% matched pension & 25 days holiday



The Category Manager will:

  • Deliver specific savings and efficiency targets
  • Initiate and lead projects to identify significant opportunities to reduce costs, reduce operational and commercial risks and increase value.
  • Own the development of category strategies including research and analysis to identify category saving opportunities and develop strategic category plans.
  • Manage the early engagement with stakeholders to ensure effective Demand Management, and that the business requirements are understood, managed and fulfilled
  • Represent Procurement within the businesses, engendering trust and confidence with business leaders
  • Manage risks linked to purchasing activity by promoting compliance with agreed group policies, legal requirements, and by engendering professional ethics.
  • Ensure appropriate vendor management is structured, to consistently improve defined performance criteria, in conjunction with business stakeholders.
  • Ensure all areas within remit comply with all legal and statutory requirements applicable, including but not exclusively FCA legislation, data protection, health and safety and corporate governance.
  • Ensure all staff within remit have the requisite skills, experience, qualifications, knowledge and competence to perform the roles assigned to them
  • Manage all aspects of procurement within remit with due skill, care and diligence including effective controls, risk management and mitigation and delegation of activity to appropriate skilled and competent persons
  • Responsible for the on-going Contract Management of all contracts on IT Category


In addition, the role will provide HomeServe with specific expertise in the following areas;

  • Market and Needs Analysis
  • Sourcing Strategy
  • Tender preparation and analysis
  • Negotiation
  • Functional process and procedure optimization ( e.g. e-procurement solutions)
  • Contracting
  • Continuous Improvement and Supplier Relationship Management

About You

To be successful in this role you will need to have the following knowledge, skills and attributes:

Essential:

Experience of managing large value/complex procurement tenders. Experience within a broad range of sub categories within IT 


Desirable:
  • MCIPS
  • Marketing Procurement
  • Change management
  • Project management
  • Process reengineering

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