IT Procurement Category Manager
Selfridges requires a highly experienced Procurement and Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) professional with a proven track record in the advertised Category and a deep understanding of best practice processes in Procurement and Supplier Relationship Management to manage its [Property/Marketing, HR & Professional Services/Retail Products & Services] category.
The Procurement Category Manager will develop and maintain strong relationships with the business to become the single point of contact on all commercial and supplier performance matters for the category.
The Procurement Category Manager will develop sound commercial category plans (strategic, tactical, and including SRM) to deliver real value to the business along with clear supplier performance management via a formal Supplier Relationship Management process for the category. The Procurement Category Manager will identify and deliver real/demonstrable cost savings, enhanced service, and mitigated risk.
The Procurement Category Manager will develop and maintain a right sized, high performing, professional procurement team for the category to meet the business requirements.
The Procurement Category manager will also be required to develop and deliver RFx’s, Benchmarking, and formal Supplier Relationship/performance management activities as required.
As the IT Procurment Category Manager You Will:
Design, Develop and implement the Procurement strategy for the required category to meet business requirements, this must align with the overall Procurement Strategy to facilitate Procurement Centre of Excellence (CoE) establishing a business partnership model across the functions to agree sourcing strategies, to help transform Procurement across all areas of GNFR
Creation and delivery of Procurement strategies and targets for the Category
To lead the development and implementation of procurement policies and system strategies conducting tendering, contract management, spend analytics and supplier performance management for the category also supporting the wider Selfridges Procurement function.
Responsible for structured engagement with all required Selfridges functions to ensure that all contracts have suitable cover and protection, meet the requirements of the business and deliver expected value
Implementation and improvement of best practice processes supporting the wider Selfridges Procurement function
Identification and realisation and reporting of cost-saving and waste-reduction opportunities, including managing demand to identify cost actions
Managing the relevant category Procurement category team to deliver an effective service to the business
Supporting the Head of Selfridges Procurement to ensure companywide purchasing requirements and contract management solutions for [Property/Marketing, HR & Professional Services/Retail Products & Services] are managed in a clear concise manner, which demonstrate the financial and operational benefits for the business
Conduct/support senior level negotiations and implement appropriate tactics to achieve a favourable outcome
Commission, execute and deliver, high level procurement projects to agreed timelines and objectives
Responsible for conducting and leading regular reviews of the spend categories through benchmarking, rationalisation and aggregation opportunities
To provide procurement category advice for Selfridges as may be required
Define and Implement the Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) strategy for the category
Identify the relevant business leads and agree appropriate SRM supplier segmentation for the category
Work with the business owners in the category to define and agree appropriate supplier performance measures in line with the defined SRM process
Agree and implement appropriate meeting schedules for Selfridges and the Suppliers
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Proven track record of delivery in Procurement Category management in the relevant category in retail or a similar fast paced service environment. experience to cover all aspects of [Property/Marketing, HR & Professional Services/Retail Products & Services]
Proven track record of Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)
Strong stakeholder management
Experienced people manager
Effective supplier performance manager
Senior level negotiator of contracts with program and project management experience
Proven success of purchasing for internal customers
Deep understanding of Procurement category management and Supplier Relationship Management best practice
Essential deep knowledge of Microsoft MS Excel and other MS Office applications (i.e. Word, PowerPoint)
Creating and managing complex tender and benchmarking exercises
Able to create appropriate commercial models to suit requirements in the category
Experienced in drafting and interpretation of contracts and clauses, in depth understanding of Contracts with deep category specific knowledge
High level negotiations and category/Supplier Relationship Management
Degree level education or CIPS an advantage
Personal Attributes/ Behavioural Skills
Strong leadership abilities to effectively influence and manage internal and external senior leaders
Excellent negotiation skills
Excellent communication, reporting and interpersonal skills
Planning and organising skills
Customer service skills
Coaching and influencing
Highly team oriented
Problem solving and an ability to focus on multiple projects
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Our Creative Spirit
We are more than a shop. We are a social space where culture and commerce collide to release an energy that we call the Selfridges spirit. We are here to make our world brighter, and everyone is welcome.
Our Awards Cabinet
We’re not ones to brag, but since you asked…Selfridges has won the award for The World’s Best Department Store an unprecedented four times at the IGDS awards, with an additional award for the Best Sustainability Campaign.
Since 1909 we have been at the forefront of retail and today our stores in London, Manchester and Birmingham – alongside selfridges.com and the Selfridges App – continue to redefine the way we shop and socialise. As a Selfridges team member, you will learn what it takes to consistently drive innovation, success and amazing customer experiences.
Everyone is welcome
We are committed to a diverse and inclusive working culture, and we see this as key to our success and our working culture. Here at Selfridges, everyone is welcome – irrespective of race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, age or disability, we stand by equal opportunities for all. We are diverse, we are inclusive, we are Selfridges.
The Fun Stuff
There are lots of reasons to be excited about joining Team Selfridges – from our fantastic team member communities to volunteer days and behind-the-scenes Selfridges experiences throughout the year.
Other benefits and rewards include:
Generous bonus and/or commission scheme
Discounted gym memberships
Annual travel pass and cycle to work schemes
A volunteer day for all team members
Access to a wide range of training programmes to help your career development