Vehicle Procurement Category Manager

Reference Number: J11168
Salary: £50,000
Location: Slough
Contract Type: Permanent

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VEHICLE PROCUREMENT CATEGORY MANAGER

The Vehicle Procurement Category Managers are responsible for the strategic management of a portfolio of vehicles manufacturers in line with the procurement strategy.

The positions are specifically focused on building, growing and leveraging scale as a vehicle buyer.

MAIN TASKS:

  • Grow the absolute number and relative share of vehicles
  • Collaborate closely with commercial to minimise stock average age
  • Identify new business and profit opportunities
  • Build strong internal relationships with all stakeholders within the company and the central procurement organisation
  • Build strong external relationships with manufacturers at a senior level
  • Build detailed market knowledge and competitive intelligence and use external insights in defining and implementing procurement strategies

RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT:

  • Build strong relationships with stakeholders internally and externally

FINANCIAL CONTROL:

  • Maximisation of procurement impacts
  • Maximisation of return on working capital

REPORTING AND SYSTEMS:

  • Weekly purchase, stock, working capital/exposure limit and sales report
  • Monthly performance review of all KPI’s and impacts
  • Yearly performance reviews and evaluation

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

  • Travel to supplier locations an essential requirement, full mobility and driving license required

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Ability to think, reason and act strategically
  • High achievement drive with proven ability to deliver results
  • Very strong analytical skills and affinity with numbers
  • Experience in working with suppliers in a procurement environment
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills, internally, externally and at all levels
  • Demonstrates professionalism, integrity, loyalty and honesty in all work activities
  • Displays passion and energy, defaulting to a positive and enthusiastic approach
  • Able to operate effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Attention to detail and ability to provide executive summaries
  • Able to agree and adhere to challenging deadlines, proactively communicating progress and expectations
  • Open to constructive feedback on own performance and development needs
  • Fluent in business English language – written and verbal

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