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Category Specialist - Sunbury - £406 per day - Inside IR35

Posted on Mar 14, 2020 by ABW Recruitment

Middlesex, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Daily Salary

My client, an energy trading company based in Sunbury, requires a Category Specialist to join their team.

The role reports to the RD&T Sector Manager and is accountable for Category Management responsibilities primarily with the Seismic Sub-Sector and additional RD&T Sub-Sectors (depending on the configuration of the OF).

The role will primarily support the global Seismic Category Leads in development and implementing Category strategies, managing Category demand, managing supplier relationships, delivering business value, supporting S2C sourcing and contracting delivery, ensuring compliance, and reducing operational risk through efficient and effective delivery in line with demand plans.


University degree in Engineering, Procurement or other technical discipline.

Demonstrated ability to influence and collaborate with internal stakeholders across multipledisciplines, cultures and geographies, across organizational boundaries and levels within my client and with suppliers.

Working knowledge of systems such as Ariba, Backbone and SAP will be an asset and software tools such as Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Access,etc.

Desirable Criteria

Professional PSCM qualification (MCIPS,CPM) or equivalent.

Previous work experience in multiple industry marketsectors.

Critical PSCM Competencies

Category Strategy - Highly experienced at using all core tools in the category management process in order to drive a rigorous strategy output.

Value Creation & Management - Works collaboratively to generate innovative solutions that deliver improved business results. Leads implementation of improvement opportunities.

Sourcing Strategy- Understands how sourcing strategy is linked to business requirements, demand trends and forecasts. Involves others in the analysis phase to get different perspectives.

Supplier Relationship Management - Builds relationships with low to medium size/risk suppliers to deliver benefits to my client. Links value proposition to strategic objectives.

Business Acumen - Utilizes deep understanding of business operations and commercial factors to support decision-making and priorities opportunities to drive commercial value. Aligns work effectively with my clientss main business, strategic direction, and business priorities.

Influencing - Proactively manages a wide range of stakeholders to overcome resistance and achieve a successful result from projects. Varies communication to address specific stakeholder needs and to gain commitment and support. Effectively deals with potential conflicts and existing conflicts to overcome resistance.

Please quote Ref JS2337

Reference: 862311419

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