Category Manager - Utilities

Category Manager - Utilities

Grade 12 - £41,675 to £44,632 per annum | Permanent | Full time 37 hours per week | Closing date: 12 Noon 24 April 2019

YPO is the largest formally constituted local authority purchasing consortium in the UK providing public sector customers with a 'best value' procurement route for goods and services. With an annual turnover in excess of £650m, YPO enables their Public Sector customers to enjoy cost and efficiency savings through substantial bulk buying power and the convenience of a 'one stop shop'.

An exciting opportunity has arisen at YPO for a Category Manager to join the Utilities Category Team.

The post holder will be responsible for further developing the Category Strategy and ensuring that the end-to-end category management approach results in effective procurement activity to deliver relevant solutions to the public sector.

The role has responsibility for developing and supporting members of staff and will be responsible for developing and managing procurement solutions covering a full range of services specific to the Utilities category.

The Category Manager will also:

  • Effectively liaise with other Category Managers within Procurement Services to ensure cohesive procurement solutions are implemented. 

  • Initiate, develop and manage procurement solutions covering a range of services (and relevant products) to meet the changing requirements of public sector customers.

  • Ensure the delivery of high-quality Supply Chain performance for service delivery, procurement cost (savings target), efficiency, overall growth and profitability.

  • Visit customer and supply markets throughout the UK to advise and develop a range of the procurement solutions implemented and promoted by the Category.

    The candidate will have a thorough understanding of the Category area, an excellent understanding of the public sector and an in-depth knowledge of OJEU procurement processes. In addition, the ideal candidate will be an effective communicator and possess the drive to deliver effective and relevant solutions to achieve cost reductions, efficiencies and improvements to the public sector.

The closing date for applications is 24 April 2019 at 12:00 noon. Initial interviews will be held on the 8 and 10 May 2019.

Please note CVs will not be accepted for the above post.

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