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Senior Category Manager – VR/25265

Status: Temporary
Location: Aberdeen
Ref: VR/25265
Rate: Available Upon Request

12-month contract requirement for a Senior Category Manager to join an E&P company in Aberdeen.


The Senior Category Manager plays an important role in ensuring that value is delivered to the company. The role works closely with others in the Procurement & Supply Chain team and senior internal stakeholders / external third parties and continuously seeks to improve value delivery through a framework of Category Management.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing a deep knowledge and understanding of end-to-end Category Management. Ensuring value is maximised throughout the category and contracting process and through the whole life cycle of the category
  • Supporting the delivery of the annual category plan.
  • Working as a partner with business stakeholders to understand and support delivery of their needs.
  • Developing robust strategic sourcing strategies for specific categories and projects.
  • Undertaking category and project-related assessments to generate innovative opportunities and robust strategic sourcing plans.
  • Working as a Business Partner with key internal stakeholders, managing all procurement activity across designated operations and maintenance categories.
  • Offering knowledge of assigned categories, providing leadership and insight for the business on all aspects of market dynamics, regulatory framework, suppliers and technical innovations.
  • Report changes and updates through proactive governance.
  • Leading and evaluating competitive tenders and proposals for the supply of goods and services, negotiating with suppliers on all commercial and contractual matters.
  • Procuring highly complex contracting requirements, ensuring optimum value within defined service and quality
  • Negotiating with major suppliers on all commercial and contractual matters.
  • Providing support in complex negotiations through data, market or other
  • Drafting, negotiating and obtaining agreement for commercial contracts; ensuring that operational and commercial risks to business are fully understood and mitigated.
  • Identifying improvements to the bottom-line and cost saving targets by examining total acquisition costs and working closely with internal stakeholders and
  • Forecasting future expenditure patterns within key business units, developing appropriate strategies to ensure budgeted value improvements are proactively identified and implemented with appropriate pace.
  • Challenging business plans where alternate opportunities exist to deliver higher value outcomes, ensuring all options have been duly
  • Leading the development, building and maintenance of supplier engagement.
  • Leading engagement with multiple stakeholder interfaces across the business to ensure a consistent
  • Ensuring compliance to contract terms and management of contractual risk.
  • Managing a comprehensive overview of supplier performance across assigned business units.
  • Resolving any contractual and supplier disputes, protecting the interests of the business at all times.


Applicants to this position should have:

  • Experience in a similar role.
  • A comprehensive knowledge of end-to-end Category Management including market insight, business partnering, negotiation, on-going supplier management and governance relating to assigned category.
  • A demonstrable track record of transformational value delivery through identification and implementation of innovative sourcing strategies, continuous improvement plans and demand management.
  • Competence in the use of company business tools – SAP, MS Packages, Contiki
  • A demonstrable track record of leading complex contract negotiations.
  • Understanding of general and contract law, and applications of LOGIC models, in development, execution and dispute resolution.
  • A degree qualification and / or MCIPS (or equivalent).

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