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Category Specialist - Energy Services

Full Time
Job Sector:
South Wales
Salary description:
Negotiable / Competitive
Start Date:
Orange Recruitment
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Category Specialist - Energy Services

* Salary: Competitive Salary
* Location: Pencoed, Bridgend, South Wales
* Working Hours: Full time
* Status: Permanent

Applicants with purely manufacturing procurement experience need not apply

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Category Specialist to join a high performing procurement team. Energy industry experience is a must and you will provide a structured Category Specialist role to manage a range of Energy Products and Services.

Our client provides procurement services to the Education sector, Charity and Faith organisations and Businesses throughout the UK to secure financial savings on their day-to-day costs. Their highest priority is focusing on achieving savings, adding value and to provide excellent customer service to all our clients.

What Does our client want from a Category Specialist - Energy Services

As a member of the Procurement Team you will need to have a good commercial awareness, excellent communication and relationship management skills with an ability to work as part of a team as well as on an individual level.

The Category Specialist is an important role that will contribute to the development of the procurement strategy across the organisation. This is a key position that will work with both the public and private sectors and for some clients they follow public sector procurement regulations and require someone with the ability to ensure they are achieving value while following compliance.

The company values are: Value for Money, Integrity, Passionate, Excellence and Respect. The Category Specialists should, at all times, adhere to the values and be focused on seeking to deliver value to their clients.

Specific Requirements
A procurement professional with a proven track record of delivering efficiencies, savings and other value-added benefits in either the public or private sectors. You will support our client in all of their commercial, procurement, tendering and contract management activities. You will have a good knowledge and experience of Public Contract Regulations 2015 and all applicable UK and EU procurement legislation.

You will have MCIPS or equivalent experience, ideally within a public sector procurement organisation, have a high level of stakeholder engagement expertise and will be used to working on multiple projects. You will also have excellent project management and IT skills, in particular CRM database experience and eSourcing/eTendering web-based services. In addition, you will have strong influencing skills to work with their critical supplier base and key stakeholders.

You will apply a robust and strategic sourcing process, using best practice tools and techniques in the development and implementation of an integrated category strategy aligned to the company's organization needs.

Category Management Requirements

* An understanding and experience of delivering and managing high value/high risk Category Management using latest best practice category management principles. To monitor and manage a key category area for our client reporting on a monthly basis on category trends and forward planning.
* Develop and implement a category strategy for Energy sourcing and contract management projects, and supplier relationship management activities that support business performance and cost reduction targets for our clients and partners.
* Lead strategic sourcing projects as a result of c

Company Description

Orange Recruitment is team of recruitment specialists, with over 10 years of experience. Orange Recruitment was established to provide our clients with an abundance of highly qualified candidates, with minimal costs & minimal hassle.

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