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Senior Category Manager

  • Job reference: R-025157
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Leeds

Atkins is currently recruiting for a Senior Category Manager to take responsibility for the Travel & Fleet category within their Corporate Supply Chain function. You will be joining a high performing team within an excellent reputation in the Travel & Fleet sectors and this role is seen as a key development position for the right individual. You will ensure the sustained delivery of optimum supplier performance in line with agreed SLA’s, while developing appropriate relationships in line with the agreed strategy for the category, as well as advise Senior Leadership stakeholders on related Policy matters.Qualifications:
A degree qualified preferably with Professional Stage CIPS qualification

Essential Criteria:
• Sufficient and relevant experience of solving problems by delivering solutions in a customer service; supplier related environment
• Specific relevant depth of category experience in Travel & Fleet related contracts:
o Procurement & management of a Corporate Hotel Programme;
o Procurement & management of a Corporate Travel Programme in line with Travel Policy and business needs
o Procurement & management of a Company Car scheme
o Procurement & management of a Daily Hire programme
• Experienced in drafting & negotiating supplier contracts
• Understanding of “Continuous Improvement Programme” implementation with Strategic Suppliers
• Knowledge of Supplier and Customer Relationship Management tools and techniques and their application
• Knowledge and implementation of risk management strategies and processes
• Good working knowledge of current industry category platforms

Desirable Criteria
• Proven and relevant experience in indirect categories for a large corporate (>2,000 employees) across: Office Services; Energy; Hard & Soft FM; Recruitment; Learning & Development.
• Demonstrable Project Management experience or qualification

• Category ownership of the end to end procurement activity
• The on-going performance; commercial and risk management of the portfolio suppliers
• Identification of Continuous Improvement opportunities within the supply chain
• Ad hoc Project work as agreed by Line Management
• Line management within the category
• Through detailed analysis of management information, ensure contractual obligations are delivered and sustained with respect to supplier KPI’s, managing corrective action activities as necessary.
• Detailed analysis and verification of savings delivery to the Client from Category Management activities.
• Identify risks in the supply chain, report and mitigate via formal risk management process.
• Manage and report on supplier performance and oversee the development of corrective actions
• Development and execution of category strategy and supplier development plans as agreed by Line Management

The Individual
The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills to enable the development of strong, sustainable relationships both internally and externally. You will have strong commercial acumen with a proven track record in delivering performance.

Rewards and benefits: 
Atkins offers a fantastic range of benefits, which you can tailor to suit your own health, wellbeing, financial and lifestyle choices. 
All the information you need to know is available on our dedicated benefits portal; your reward, which is available to access 24/7 from any device:

Security Clearance: 
This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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