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Category Specialist

  • Job reference: 928066
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Category Managers, Supply Chain and Procurement
  • Date posted: 07/10/2019

Our client is currently recruiting for the position of Category Specialist, based in Aberdeen.

Responsibilities will include:
Undertake (in conjunction with and or with the agreement of the appropriate Category Manager) category assessments to generate innovative opportunities and robust strategic sourcing plans. Ensure value is maximised from the contract negotiation through the whole life cycle of the category
Understand the category and provide leadership and insight for the business on all aspects of market dynamics, regulatory framework, suppliers and technical innovations
Source and procure a range of goods and services across one or more expenditure categories ensuring optimum value for money within defined service and quality criteria.
Identify opportunities for, lead and evaluate competitive tenders and proposals for the supply of goods and services negotiating with suppliers on all commercial and contractual matters and applying judgement as to what constitutes an acceptable level of contractual risk and supply resilience.
Provide support to the Category Manager in complex negotiations through data, market or other analysis.
Draft, negotiate and obtain agreement to commercial contracts ensuring that operational and commercial risks to business are fully understood and minimised.

Qualifications
Degree educated or appropriate relevant in work experience.
Membership of CIPS (or equivalent).

Experience
Evidence of managing a category through the whole life cycle, ensuring the value created in the negotiation stage hits the bottom line
Advanced influencing, persuading and negotiating skills. Ability to present complex ideas/concepts and take a consultative approach with stakeholders and peers.
Excellent analytical skills with the ability to identify and expeditiously exploit commercial opportunities.
Advanced skill using MS Office- Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Ability to meet deadlines/deliver on promises
Oil and gas industry experience.

Contract position

If you feel that you are well suited to the above opportunity and would like to find out more then please contact Orion Group for more information or apply by forwarding your current CV quoting reference 928066


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