Position: Senior Category Manager - MRO & Indirects
Salary: GBP39600 - GBP67800 per annum
Ref: 528007_1623357890
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 10/06/2021
Expiry Date: 08/07/2021
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Glasgow or Perth

Salary: £45,200 - £67,800 + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible working options available

What is the Role?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Category Manager to join our Corporate/ Customer Category Team. This is a great opportunity if you are seeking a dynamic environment where you will play a key role in the transformation and development of the MRO & Indirect spend categories.

As Senior Category Manager, you will:

Have a strong commercial acumen and a drive to bring synergies, efficiency and effectiveness to our MRO and Indirect category spend. You will be comfortable leading conversations with challenging stakeholders and driving complex procurement projects.

Specific Responsibilities:

- Develop a Group strategy and value proposition which will transform the MRO & Indirect categories for SSE.

- Drive and develop specific category insights and market intelligence for the initiatives that you lead, driving both efficiency and effectiveness

- Manage a significant and disparate level of spend to ensure compliance, drive efficiencies, mitigate risk and drive down the total cost of ownership

- Lead strategic sourcing projects, including strategy development, supplier negotiation, award recommendations, business case presentations and supplier contract execution

- Develop strong relationships across the SSE Group by identifying and influencing key stakeholders and proactively building strategic relationships with our critical suppliers to drive innovation and maximise savings opportunities

What do I need?

- Demonstrated ability to manage the successful creation and execution of a category strategy - preferably in an MRO or similar commodity area

- Experience in managing a complex MRO and/ or Indirect category and delivering value, preferably gained from working across a large, multi-site environment

- Proven history of challenging the norm, driving transformational change and developing innovative solutions to deliver sustainable outcomes

- A flair for engaging and influencing key stakeholders at all levels of business and an ability to articulate strategic approaches to multi-disciplined stakeholder groups

- MCIPS qualified/ studying, or equivalent experience working in a procurement/ supply chain environment

About our Business

At SSE, we own more than 500 property assets and several thousand land assets, which are located across the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland. Our Procurement & Commercial, Property and Facilities Management teams are responsible for helping the business to procure services and materials in a timely and cost-effective way, and for ensuring SSE offers a safe, modern, fit-for-purpose property portfolio. We work right across the SSE Group, ensuring our businesses gets the best possible service and value from our supplier network, as well as ensuring all service providers are compliant and continue to meet contractual obligations and business need.

Life at SSE

If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact hannah. / 01738 341147

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.