About the role
We are currently looking for a Lab and Engineering Category Manager for our Academic client based in Newcastle Upon Tyne to join a new growing team.
Salary £43,413 - £53,353
About the role:
This job role will involve, developing and implementing a strategic Laboratory & Engineering category management plans and the underlying sourcing strategies, supplier, and contract management as well as policy and regulatory compliance ensuring that the Laboratory & Engineering category management plan is fully integrated and adopted within relevant Faculties and Services.
Setting the strategic direction of the Laboratory & Engineering Category, leading the development and implementation of the Category Plan based on market knowledge and data analysis
Developing and implementing sourcing strategies for new projects and key renewals ensuring that these strategies deliver clear Value for Money benefits, both through the achievement of direct procurement savings, and through integration into and proactive influencing of finance and other activities
Providing strategic commercial and procurement advice to key stakeholders as well as procurement process training to such stakeholders and other teams involved in or dependent on procurement activities
Running tenders and leading supplier commercial and contract negotiations
Implement effective supplier and contract management for key suppliers, including management of KPIs and performance dashboards
Provide input into the development of costing and pricing for commercial bids and implementation of income/grant-funded projects, ensuring that this underpins commercial procurement decisions and funding rules where required
Support the Head of Procurement to manage a high performing, customer/commercially focused Procurement team
Substantial experience in developing and leading a strategic category plan, including developing strategic sourcing strategies, and using market knowledge and data analysis to inform the underlying strategy and decisions
Leading tenders and supplier commercial and contract negotiations focused on achieving value for money as well as direct savings
Effective supplier and contract management
Experience in working in a complex (ideally matrix) organisation and ability to achieve approvals for proposed strategies within this
Knowledge of current procurement standards and regulations and implementing strategies to ensure compliance with these
Category Management / Procurement experience in a technical category, ideally Laboratory or Engineering
Up to 35 das holiday with the option to sell back up to 1 week
Structured career development and training
If you are interested in this Lab and Engineering Category Manager role, click ‘Apply Now’ and a member of our team will be in touch.