IT Category Manager
SSE Enterprise
Berkshire, UK
1d ago

What is the Role

The Category Manager is responsible for the execution of a category management approach to the procurement of a specified portfolio of spend to ensure compliance, drive efficiencies, mitigate supply risks and drive down the total cost of ownership to the organisation.

The Category Manager is responsible for conducting internal and external analyses and engaging effectively with stakeholders to determine optimum sourcing strategies.

They will lead or project manage others to provide a range of sourcing activities in support of category plans and in accordance with all policies and procedures.

The Category Manager will liaise with the Lead Category Manager on a regular basis to provide updates on category performance and provide additional insight through reporting and commentary as required.

They will manage the relationship with suppliers and monitor supplier performance, interface with the Business to understand demand for and the impact of sourcing activities and foster relationships with Legal to build robust & agile contracts.

What do I need?

  • Good understanding and experience of Category Management and its implementation.
  • Minimum of 5 years IT procurement experience in a similar industry.
  • Personal proven track record in executing complex procurement activities.
  • Broad knowledge of contracts with ability to draft special terms, including dispute procedures
  • Advanced negotiation skills
  • Stakeholder Management - Customer Focused and ability to influence people outside own sphere of responsibility
  • Understanding of the supply chain and how to improve it.
  • Knowledge of relevant statutory and legal provisions
  • About our Business

    At SSE, we own more than 500 property assets and several thousand land assets, which are located across the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland.

    Our Procurement & Commercial, Property and Facilities Management teams are responsible for helping the business to procure services and materials in a timely and cost-effective way, and for ensuring SSE offers a safe, modern, fit-for-purpose property portfolio.

    We work right across the SSE Group, ensuring our businesses gets the best possible service and value from our supplier network, as well as ensuring all service providers are compliant and continue to meet contractual obligations and business need.

    Life at SSE

    If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're proud of our which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

    At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself.

    We take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future.

    Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

    SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

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