Category Manager

South West
Devon, Exeter
Industry Sector:
Waste Jobs, Water Jobs, Environmental Jobs, Hydro Jobs, Wastewater Jobs, Environment Jobs, Renewable Jobs, Energy Jobs, Water Treatment Jobs
Job Category:
Business/Strategic Management, Management, Purchasing, Procurement
Job Type:
Education Level:
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Salary Description:
£Competitive + Benefits
Start Date:
Pennon Group
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Are you an experienced procurement Category Manager looking for a new challenge?

Pennon Group is one of the largest environmental infrastructure groups in the UK comprising both Viridor and South West Water. At the top end of the FTSE 250, the Group has a workforce of around 5,000 people nationwide. Together, our aim is to build the most trusted environmental solutions company in the UK providing infrastructure and services that enhance our customers' lives, protect the environment and deliver growth for our shareholders.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Category Manager to join our Group Procurement team in Exeter.

What will you be doing?

As our Category Manager, you provide typical professional procurement and supply chain services such as: category analysis, strategic sourcing/ procurement of complex high value capital projects as well as operational categories for goods or services; Supplier relationship and performance management and engagement with key stakeholders at all levels of the Group, to ensure alignment to business objectives.

You'll oversee the delivery of best in class procurement and supply chain processes and systems, ensuring effective governance, risk management, and knowledge management. You will work with the business and supply chain to ensure consistent standards across the company including national frameworks and contracts, Health & Safety compliance, ethical and sustainable  procurement practices and alignment with our procedures, values and policies.

Additionally, the Category Manager will take responsibility for contract negotiation and contract management across a broad portfolio of supplies services and projects, ensuring effective performance management as per contractual service level agreements (SLA's); risk management and promote innovation and continuous improvement in the supplier relationship.

What do you need?

 *Graduate or equivalent in commercial or technical discipline *Professional qualification through CIPS (MCIPS) or equivalent *Significant experience of procurement in OJEU (UCR) regulated and non-regulated sectors *Extensive experience of commercial and contractual negotiation of supply chain contracts *Extensive experience of negotiating complex supply contracts including change management, TUPE, asset transfer etc *Ability to develop new skills and take instruction from all levels of management *Enthusiastic, self-motivated and disciplined *Strong commercial acumen *Ability to investigate and resolve problems

What can Pennon do for you?

In return for your hard work as our Category Manager, we can offer a competitive salary, plus a range of benefits, working within a team-orientated and collaborative environment.

If you have the skills and experience to excel as our Category Manager, click apply.

No terminology in this advert is intended to be deemed discriminatory. We are happy to accept applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their age, gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or marital status.

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