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8 months ago
Annapurna HR Ltd
Salary: Up to £700.00 per annum
Location: UK
Job type: Contract
Contact: HR Jobs
Category: Office Manager Jobs

Category Manager- Fuel and Utilities- £700 per day, UK

Main Purpose of the role

The Principal Category Manager - Fuel and Utilities will have accountability for the definition and execution of their category strategy and annual expenditure of c. €0.5bn, across all 5 divisions, 14 countries, 200+ operating businesses:

  • Definition and execution of category strategy in line with the overall Business Strategy and Accelerate (Waves 1 -4)
  • Internal stakeholder management up to the Board level, significant contributions to the Accelerate Steering Committee, ownership of the Fuel and Utilities Category Committe
  • Significant value delivery as per Accelerate and non- Accelerate value delivery targets: circa ~€5 - 10m incremental savings delivery inperiod (i.e. through execution of fuel tenders)
  • Ownership of relationships with third party providers
  • Line management of a category analyst (TBC), coordination of Category Managers across 14 countries to deliver common strategy and savings
  • Strong alignment with Finance Directors to ensure procurment savings are recognised and aligned to the internal budgetting process
  • Liason with Group Treasury to ensure alignment between procurement and price risk management strategy (hedging policy)

Categories in Scope

The business-wide annual spend of ~€0.5bn under direct management of this role: (~€500m fuel, ~€20m utilities)

  • Diesel, Bio, Gas
  • Lubricants
  • Additives
  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Gas

Knowledge and skills required

  • Experienced senior procurement manager, qualified to degree level or equivalent. Advanced degrees preferred (Masters, MBA)
  • Possess business acumen and demonstrably high intellectual capability balanced with a pragmatic, hands-on approach to delivery
  • Strategic thinker, with the ability to establish and communicate the vision and strategic direction
  • Track record of excellent result delivery
  • Experience in complex decentralised or matrix organisations with excellent stakeholder management skills up to the Board level
  • Ability to influence others to build consensus behind shared goals, challenge the status quo, initiate change and promote a culture of improvement
  • Very high quality communication ability, both written and orally

Success criteria and Indicators

Key performance and success criteria are defined on an annual basis through the performance management review process, these include:

  • Strategy execution
  • Opex efficiencies through procurement savings
  • Supplier performance improvement
  • Internal stakeholders' satisfaction

Stakeholder relationships

  • Group, Divisional and Country Heads of Procurement, Asset Management Director
  • Group, Divisional and Country Finance Directors inclusive Group and DB Treasury
  • Country MDs
  • General Council, Divisional and Country Heads of Legal
  • Management Board members, in particular Strategy and Development Director, CFO

This role is being represented by Annapurna on behalf of the client, please direct all cv's to d.wright@annapurnarecruitment.com

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