Category Manager - Site Operations

Hays CB
Warrington, Cheshire
£55000 - 68800 per year + Up to 30% bonus + excellent
14 Jun 2021
21 Jun 2021
Specialist Area
Category management
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Category Manager – Site Operations

Location: Flexible, with some travel to Hinton House, Warrington, Cheshire or Herdus House, Whitehaven, Cumbria

Salary: £Competitive + up to 30% bonus + excellent pension  

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) is a non-departmental public body created to clean up the UK’s earliest nuclear safety sites safely, securely and cost-effectively, with care for people and the environment. The work to clean up the UK’s nuclear legacy is the largest, most important environmental restoration project in Europe.

There are around 16,000 people who help deliver NDA’s mission, and they make up one of the most advanced nuclear workforces in the world.  

The purpose of Commercial within the group is to ensure that in both revenue generation and procurement activities, the commercial strategy is clear and compelling, risks are understood and managed, best practice is followed and maximum value for money is delivered. By doing so, we aim to be seen by UK government and the supply chain as a commercial exemplar.

The Role

Reporting to the relevant Head of Category, the postholder is responsible for leading the development and execution of an NDA group-wide sub-category strategy/strategies within the Site Operations category area, a category focused on activity to support ongoing operations typically within a nuclear environment. Sub-categories include Chemicals & Materials, Consumables, Access & Insulation, Equipment and Operational Engineering Services.

Working collaboratively across the wider NDA group, the individual will utilise their commercial and technical expertise, combined with strong stakeholder management capability to develop robust category strategies aligned with a range of complex and diverse stakeholders to drive value for money for the UK taxpayer.

In addition to developing category strategies, the individual must have the experience and capability to support and in some cases lead on a wide range of strategic, tactical and occasionally operational procurement requirements within a highly regulated environment.

Key accountabilities of each post

·       Maintains stakeholder relationships (Commercial, Finance and Technical and both internal and external to the NDA Group) to support the development of sub-category strategies and/or procurement strategies for the Group, in alignment with the NDA mission

·       Validates and assures that the pipeline of projects specific to their sub-category are mapped and understood, governs prioritisation, compliance, risk and value for money

·       Leads or assures on procurement activities performed within their sub-category; this may include the design, analysis, negotiation and evaluation of tenders or assurance/management of existing contracts.

·       Ensures timely completion of procurement activities to maintain compliant continuity of supply whilst guiding the business on the correct routes to market and associated timing

·       Take accountability for delivery against sub-category specific targets, including cost reduction, contract management, supplier performance, supply-base rationalisation and SME compliance

·       Be regarded as a competent and professional commercial/sub-category subject matter expert, ensuring innovation, industry best-practice and continuous improvement across the function

The NDA is very keen to discuss this opportunity with individuals who have demonstrated relevant professional experience in large public or private sector matrix organisations. 

The NDA value the unique differences that each of our colleagues brings to work every day and are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels respected, included and able to perform at their best.

The NDA are committed to creating a workplace that is diverse and inclusive, and we therefore particularly welcome applications from women, BAME, LGBTQ+ and disabled candidates and are happy to talk flexible working.

To apply

To discuss this role in confidence or request a Candidate Brief, please contact Laurence Wolahan M 07985 443 826 or Justin Dargis M: 07474 531 296 of Hays Executive.

To apply, please upload your resume and covering letter stating why you are the ideal candidate for the position of Category Manager at the NDA.  Please also include details of your current remuneration package.

Closing date for applications:                     20th June 2021

Please note: The above date may be subject to change

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