Category Manager: €50,000 - €70,000 Depending On Experience
Your new company
Your new company is a fast expanding semi state body that provides an invaluable service to the public and are looking to hire a category manager on an initial 6-12 month contract to join their team. This semi state company is in a period of growth and is now looking to expand their Procurement team by adding another category manager.
Your new role
In your new role you will be playing an active role in defining, reviewing and agreeing detailed strategies for your category in line with Supply Chain objectives. You will be developing category plans and sourcing strategies by collaborating with business stakeholders, carrying out in-depth spend analysis, and supply market evaluation to define and prioritize sourcing initiatives. In this role you will be collaborating with the Category Management team and business stakeholders to ensure business area goals, standards, policies are procedures are being achieved. Preparation of tender documentation and overseeing of the tender process. Evaluation of suppliers and awarding tenders. You will be maintaining metrics and KPIs for key supplier performance measurement, using governance framework to manage ongoing contracts, liaise with the Supply Chain Operations team. Manage operational performance of any Category Management reports, lead strategic sourcing activities and ensure they are run in a compliant and efficient manner.
What you'll need to succeed
You will have 5 years experience in a similar role preferably with public sector experience. A relevant third level degree is preferred. You will have a demonstrated experience manipulating data, with ability to manipulate and analyse large data sets, including PO, AP and GL data to draw inferences about spend and suppliers. Market analysis. Category planning skills, with proven experience in managing categories, project management knowledge. Experience using e-procurement tools and contracting tools (e.g. e-tenders). You will have a knowledge of developing and issuing tender documentation including PQQ/ITT, both under OJEU and independent of OJEU, with an understanding of Irish contract law. Negotiation skills and ability to conduct negotiations with suppliers, training internal stakeholders participating in negotiations and an understanding of BATNA, LAA and MDO’s. Experience using PowerPoint, Excel and Word. Excellent communication. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
What you'll get in return
You will receive a competitive salary between €50,000 - €70,000. A selection of a generous benefits package including, healthcare, pension, and annual leave. This role allows for hybrid working and the ability to work in the center of Dublin City within a growing semi state body.
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