Contracts / Category Specialist

Ref: 299| Posted: 4th May 2018

This vacancy is now closed
Based in Glasgow, the Contracts/Category Specialist will, on a global basis, be responsible for the development of category and commodity strategies in support of Business Units and overall global company requirements. This will involve tendering, negotiation, and management of vendor agreements for products and services
Our client is a highly reputable global organisation which boasts an excellent working environment, impressive support network and great benefits to employees.

  • Supply Chain Management designation, or equivalent experience.
  • Strong negotiation, problem solving, decision making, and time management skills.
  • High-energy individual with tenacity, good interpersonal skills and the ability to deliver.
  • Strong leadership and influencing skills to engage and influence senior stakeholders, to build the strategy, and manage category and contract management activity plans.
  • An excellent theoretical and practical understanding of procurement, including tendering, negotiation and contract management
  • An understanding and application of legal issues
  • Strategic thinking – able to identify a vision along with the plans which need to be implemented to meet the end goal, evaluating situations, decisions and issues in the short, medium and long term.
  • Analytical mindset with advanced understanding of data analytics
  • Digital mindset, understanding and interest in digital procurement trends
  • Strong process-oriented approach to work and excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong written and verbal skills with people at all levels across the organisation in English

Competitive salary and benefits package
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