Senior Category Manager

West Berkshire
23 Sep 2021
23 Oct 2021
Specialist Area
Category management
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for a Senior Category Manager to join our Supply Chain Management Function to lead the procurement of a large scale transformational Integrated Facility Management project.

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offer a competitive salary, market leading contributory pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, excellent work/life balance including a 9-day working fortnight and flexible working hours. A salary sacrifice scheme is also available.

Salary - Negotiable

Location - Reading area

The project is one of the largest procurement projects the business is undertaking and provides a unique opportunity for a driven procurement professional to showcase a range of skills to senior level stakeholders within the business.

Specific focus for the role will include:

  • Negotiation of contract terms

  • Negotiation of performance management framework

  • Transition of multiple contracts into the IFM model

  • Closure of individual service contracts

  • Articulating the IFM model and its terms to relevant stakeholders

  • Structuring of supplier relationship governance and management

Experience procuring Facility Management services, negotiation and managing outcome-based contracts and driving supplier relationship management for large scale service providers within the Facilities Management space is essential. This role will also involve strategic sourcing activities such as competitive tendering and contract negotiation. Experience in a public sector regulatory procurement environment is desirable.

Specific duties of the Senior Category Manager include:

  • Develop, implement and execute Category Strategies for assigned categories, balancing short and long-term objectives to meet business strategy and efficiencies in alignment with business stakeholders, leveraging market dynamics and mitigating risk

  • Work with senior level stakeholders to understand their requirements, and support business strategy development

  • Execute the end to end strategic sourcing process for assigned categories, to deliver business requirements and to secure resilience in the supply chain

  • Execute Supplier Relationship Management for key suppliers who have a significant impact on AWE business, with the objective of managing risk, managing performance and extracting more value from the supplier base

Senior Category Manager applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Experience of developing and delivering procurement category management strategies

  • Experience of facility management outcome-based contracts

  • Sourcing, supplier selection and negotiation experience

  • Experience leading and inspiring teams and driving a high-performance culture

  • The ability to drive change and transformation

  • The ability to foster excellent relationships with stakeholders

  • Can demonstrate innovative working with suppliers

  • Supplier Relationship Management

  • Experience of writing and negotiating contracts including Performance Management

The following criteria would also be beneficial to applicants

  • Experience of working in highly regulated environments

  • Experience of Public Procurement Regulations

All candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the correct security clearance for this role.

AWE plays a crucial role in the defence of the United Kingdom, by providing and maintaining the warheads for the country's nuclear deterrent. We are a centre of scientific, engineering and technological excellence, with some of the most advanced research, design and production facilities in the world. Our unique expertise also assists the UK Government in developing and delivering a range of innovative and integrated support services, including national nuclear security and counter-terrorism solutions.

AWE is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at AWE, including women, BAME and disabled people.

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