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    Senior Category Manager

    Berkshire | AWE PLC

    Job Details
    Category: Retail & Consumer Products
    Posted 4 days ago

    AWE have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Category Manager to join our growing team. The team focuses on Facilities Infrastructure, ensuring our sites remain operational, managing the end to end procurement process for a number of categories such as Hard and Soft Services, Transport, Logistical Services, Utilities, Waste Management Services, PPE, Off Site Leasing Arrangements and Small Construction Projects etc.

    In fact, AWE have two openings. The first Senior Category Manager will be tasked with sourcing and contract managing the leases on new buildings, as part of AWE's expansion across the UK opening satellite sites. The 2nd person will be sourcing and contract managing construction small works projects. So when applying, please indicate which opportunity is your preference.

    As the Senior Category Manager, you'll drive, implement, and execute Category Management, Strategic Sourcing, Contract Management and Supplier Relationship Management within an assigned sub-group of categories, with the ultimate objective of leveraging and securing AWE supplier base to support its current and future business requirements. The Senior Category Manager will provide Commercial and Contract Performance support to the business to allow management of project and commercial risk.

    Previous experience leading a procurement discipline is essential. Those that have achieved CIPS are at an advantage, although currently studying or planning to study will be considered. Public Procurement experience is beneficial.

    What will you be responsible for?

    • Supporting and executing strategic sourcing activities and preferred suppliers list, including the execution of the RFx process, supplier evaluation and selection, contract negotiation, business award and contract handover

    • Responsibly for contractual and commercial management and effective administration to the relevant team providing commercial assurance to deliver value

    • Support and implement Supplier Relationship Management for key and critical suppliers within the sup-group of categories

    • Identify and develop Supplier value

    • Provide input to the Process and Performance team

    To be successful in this role you will:

    • Consistently demonstrate positive behaviours in live with the company's standards

    • Implement Category Strategy to deliver cost effective solutions and business models

    • Secure competition in the supplier base

    • Securing and tracking cost reduction, contract management and continuity of Supply Chain

    • Contribute to the long-term business ensuring competitive initial cost and total cost development in the product and service lifecycle

    • Administer contracts in accordance with all the terms and conditions ensuring contract compliance

    • Ensure appropriate management of commercial risks, forecast spend and change impacts with key stakeholders

    Location - Reading / Basingstoke Area

    Starting salary: £57,540 - £80,000 depending on experience.

    As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

    • Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours of annual leave (plus every other Friday off work)

    • Consideration for flexible working arrangements so that your work may fit in with your lifestyle. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time

    • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training

    • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services

    • A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution)

    • Life Assurance

    • Discounts - access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending

    • Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family

    • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing - more information available on our careers site

    "This job role is suitable for hybrid working, which is an informal, non-contractual and voluntary arrangement, blending a balance of attendance in the workplace (your permanent duty station) and working from home as a personal choice. If you are successful, any opportunities for hybrid working will be discussed with you prior to you taking up your post. The successful candidate is required to carry out all their duties from a UK location and cannot do so from an overseas location at any time."

    Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role.

    Closing date for applications: Tuesday 10th October 2023

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