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Assistant Category Manager

  • Job reference: 14119
  • Location: Greater Manchester
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Corporate Services
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Job description: Service Care Solutions have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Category manager to work at of Manchester's leading commercial property service providers. Due to growth and company expansion, the client is looking for a procurement professional with experience in the operational security sector to join their team.
Purpose of the role
*To lead and deliver a professional Procurement service with a focus on the agreed service line, driving year on year improvements in service and cost savings/avoidance in nominated areas.
*To identify and deliver potential cost improvements and to contribute to the year on year profit improvement across the business as a whole.
*To promote the implementation of group wide policies, processes and procedures for strategic and operational procurement.
*To assist in the development and dissemination of standard procurement documentation.
*To develop and maintain the systems and solutions in line with the Procurement Policy.
*To develop a knowledge of Procurement and the business through working with the Category Managers and external parties e.g. CIPS, IOSH
Reports to: Category Manager
Responsible For: Category Assistant
Main Duties
*Support and deliver divisional sourcing strategies through analysing business requirements, market investigations, contract formalisation and implementation under guidance.
*Responsible for reviewing spend and vendor performance across service line areas ensuring that appropriate contracts are in place as outlined in the company Procurement Policy
*To obtain up-to-date management information by vendor to analyse spend, identify trends and potential savings opportunities.
*To manage the Procurement systems to ensure it is populated with existing contract information and continually updated with new contract information improving the availability and awareness of procurement information and guidance via the available solutions.
*To support or lead all aspects of the tender process including analysing data and supply markets, supplier research and sourcing, organising contract specifications, preparing tender documents, negotiations and awarding contracts.
*Ensure all services are specified to ensure consistent service delivery and performance levels across the managed service line including relevant statutory requirements, legislation, SLA's and KPI's.
*Support and lead, where appropriate, the contractor performance review process monitoring relevant SLA's and KPI's and introduce initiatives to enhance partnerships with contractors wherever possible.
*Develop service line knowledge of all relevant legislation, industry standards and best practice.
*Ensure issues are appropriately addressed in conjunction with the Category Manager and relevant stakeholders.
*Provide support and guidance where appropriate to the divisional Procurement Assistant.
*Deputise for the Category Manager and complete necessary tasks where appropriate.
*The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organisation.
What we are looking for
*Highly motivated, good team worker with a flexible approach to work
*Strong written and verbal communication skills
*Experience within the security industry
*Keen to learn and good at problem solving
*Prioritising work to meet deadlines
*Desire to provide the highest level of service
*Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
*Degree level or equivalent
*Computer literate with good knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word applications
If you are interested in the role and meet the above criteria, please send your application now
If you have any questions regarding this role, call Ryan at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208 966 or E-Mail