Category Manager in United Kingdom

Applying for the Category Manager role

Job Title: Category Manager
Location: United Kingdom
Salary: £0 - £200,000
Type: Full Time
Job Sector: Manufacturing
Sub Sector: Other Manager
Job Reference No: /JB/16-11/1014/5

Job Description

Job Reference: /JB/16-11/1014/5

Job Title: Category Manager

Location: London

Salary: Competitive

Hours per week: Monday to Friday - 09:00 - 17:00 - 37.5 hours per week

Business Overview

OCS UK & Ireland, part of the OCS Group, is a leading facilities management company providing a range of both standalone and integrated services including cleaning, catering, security, technical services, energy management and compliance, front of house, landscaping, logistics, waste management and pest control services. The company has a turnover of GBP1.5bn and operates across the UK and Ireland with 50,000 colleagues delivering innovative award-winning services to the private and public sectors and supporting the local communities in which it operates.

Role Overview

We are currently recruiting for a Category Manager - Security and Temporary Labour to join our passionate and driven team based at our client`s site in Office Based in the


- Informal hybrid/flexible working arrangements
- 25 days holiday + bank holidays
- Free fruit in our offices
- Employee Referral Scheme (if you refer a successful candidate to one of our vacancies)
- Wide range of retail discounts
- Regular social and charity events are held in our offices
- Get involved in charity events in the local community


- Discounted gym membership
- Eye test GBP25 voucher and up to GBP100 towards glasses
- Join our Cycle to Work scheme via salary sacrifice
- Access to `CHROMA`, our internal colleague-led diversity and inclusion community - join a committee or take part in our D&I initiatives and events
- Access to internal Mental Health First Aiders

Career development and recognition

- Immediate access to `Opportunity` our internal Learning and Development platform
- Required professional membership fees paid for
- Opportunity to win monthly Atalian Servest Superstar Awards
- Long service awards

Key Responsibilities:


- Create and execute a category management plan to reduce total cost, improve the quality of supply and mitigate risk within the supply chain.
- Regular supplier engagement and management; building strategic, value-adding relationships and driving performance through data-driven management and relationship building.
- Managing and running end-to-end sourcing activities and supporting the Head of Procurement in high-risk/value opportunities.
- Identifying, evaluating, negotiating and contracting with new suppliers.
- Being a trusted commercial partner, working with key stakeholders to support the category plan.
- Regular benchmarking of current inputs, services and suppliers to ensure our supply chain is delivering maximum value and innovation.
- Lead initiatives including rationalisation to increase spend compliance and concentration with preferred suppliers, delivering improved efficiencies and driving category maturity.
- Being a business partner to the Security division, promoting the Procurement department at all times and providing internal customer focus to support the organization.
- Work with internal stakeholders to ensure that quality, service and client requirements are considered and applied when negotiating commercial value.
- Form strong, productive relationships with both the business and the supply base ensuring the UK and Ireland business is the customer of choice leading to business growth and profitability
- Delivering cost reduction through procurement activities as well as mitigating inflation to improve EBIT performance.
- Responsible for negotiating and delivering procurement synergy targets on M&A activity for Security & Temporary Labour.
- Responsibility for all Security & Temporary Labour related spending.
- Supporting transformation within the Procurement team and implementing change management throughout the organisation.
- Provide market and supplier insight, expertise and know-how to the organisation through regular reporting.
- Monitor compliance with ethical practices and standards that apply to supply chains taking appropriate actions in the event of detecting any breaches by colleagues or other stakeholders.
- Support the roles and functions of internal partners in areas such as compliance, audit, legal etc and encourage their support in establishing ethical behaviours and cultures.
- Manage internal and external stakeholders and communicate standards and identify and eliminate bribery, corruption and fraud in supply chains and take appropriate actions in the event of any alleged breaches of standards.
- Manage internal and external stakeholders and communicate CSR and sustainability standards (ISO14000; ISO26000; ISO20400) identifying any alleged breach of standards and taking appropriate actions.
- Manage internal and external stakeholders and communicate Modern Slavery s

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