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Category Manager (Estates Management)

Job Title: Category Manager (Estates Management)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Theale, Berkshire
Salary: Negotiable
REF: SQ010322_1646150257
Contact Name: Sarah Quinn
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Job Published: 3 months ago

Job Description

An exciting new opportunity for a permanent Category Manager has come to light, for a well-known UK telecoms infrastructure company based in Theale, Reading. This role is more aligned to the property side of procurement but also looks over the use of professional services, that in mind those with a mix of experience with property and general experience within corporate environments.

Main Purpose of Role

Ownership of a range of sub-categories within Estates Management & Professional Services together with the associated company spend and relevant supplier base, the Category Procurement Manager will develop appropriate commercial strategies and approaches to optimise value-for-money and minimise supplier-related risk.

The Category Manager will own, develop & deliver sourcing events (both traditional & e-sourcing) which fully align with Cornerstone's Corporate Procurement Policy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the business in agreeing and delivering clear and compelling sub-category strategies which fully support the company's strategic objectives (as cascaded each year). Understand the Value Chain and challenge materials, specifications, origins etc. to deliver value improvements.
  • Plan and execute negotiations for both formal tenders and ad-hoc activities, ensuring that the Business obtains best value-for-money on targeted spend.
  • Lead sourcing activities and the management of complex projects and facilitate cross-functional group planning and action.
  • Lead supplier event days and other internal/external communication forums aimed at developing and engaging with the supply base to improve performance.
  • Demonstrate expertise in the development of all types of market-facing documents in all relevant categories and types of procurement activity.
  • Lead cross-functional CTIL teams in the evaluation of large, complex, organization-wide agreements.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal & external key stakeholders to ensure Procurement governance and facilitate post-award relationship management.
  • Manage and run Procurement-related processes from inception through to 'handover' to internal contract management, ensuring associated activities have been carried out diligently and rigorously.
  • Execute Contracts and Agreements in line with CTIL's 'Delegation of Authority (DOA)', and conduct de-briefs with unsuccessful suppliers as standard.

Person Specification

  • MCIPS Membership and Accreditation preferred but not essential
  • Degree educated preferred but not essential

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