Procurement Category Manager - Logistics / Freight

  • Permanent
  • London, London
  • Posted 29th June 2018
  • £50000 - £55000 per Annum + bonus, pension, benefits
  • Ref: SW1226
Category Manager - Logistics & Freight
£50-55k + benefits

My client is a global organisation that has recently gone through a major reorganisation of it's Procurement function. As such they need a strong Category Manager / Procurement Manager / Contract Manager to be responsible a high profile spend area with Logistics and Freight. There is a significant amount of sourcing and procurement work in the initial instance, but then post signature contractual management. This role can be offered with a varied split on Sourcing vs SRM, but you must have a proven background in Logistics / Freight / Distribution Categories.

*Strategic Procurement support to assist with relevant procurement activities relating to Logistics & Freight projects
*Support the scoping out of supplier opportunities to ensure best service and cost for Logistics / Freight categories through contract award and delivery of contract to all sites
*Reviewing, developing, setting and delivering category strategies and directly managing contracts delivery. This includes the use of reverse auctions
*Support the preparation and analysis of Request for Proposals (RFP's), Request for Quotes (RFQ's) and Requests for Information (RFI's)
*Work as part of the Global Procurement Team to complete RFP / RFQ / RFI evaluations; analyse data and make recommendations on supplier selection
*Review and negotiate contracts in line with legal terms and conditions / framework contracts
*Management of underperforming suppliers within the category group, intervening where necessary to resolve issues and provide solutions
*Developing close co-operative relationships with internal customers / stakeholders in order to leverage their expertise; understand market conditions; support their specific aims and objectives and deliver value adding services and agreements
*Identify and deliver savings / rebate opportunities in line with departmental / business targets
*Maintain positive relationships with suppliers, focusing on critical suppliers
*Ensuring process / procedural requirements identified through the strategy are followed and implemented
*Implement and advocate a high calibre supplier onboarding process and experience

*Strong Procurement & Category management experience with Logistics / Freight / Distribution
*Worked in multi-functional teams
*Strong negotiation and contract drafting skills
*Understanding of Contract law and contract drafting for different types of Product / Services
*Knowledge of bid evaluation using whole life cycle cost model
*Cost saving methodology using value engineering, sustainability etc
*Can represent / interact across all levels of the business with excellent communication skills
*Good knowledge of Excel and other Microsoft office packages & SAP or equivalent MRP system
*Supplier Relationship Management skills
*Member of The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (Preferred)
*Highly motivated and can work with minimum supervision
*Good organisation / time management, analytical skills, and enjoys challenges and problem solving

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