Job Description

Job ID: 21573
Job Function: Category Management
Job Term: Permanent
Job Region: UK & Europe
Posted Date: 24 Jan 2023

Job Overview

Working in the purchasing team, supporting the delivery of a range of categories to deliver both the contracted pricing strategy and product availability whilst maintaining the required quality. Ensure all day to day purchasing activity is completed in a timely manner in line with business and client expectations.

Job Responsibilities

  • Creating and developing a strategic long term plan for the development of categories for which you are responsible leading to successful delivery
  • Completing analysis to support decision making
  • Strategic sourcing of categories leading key stakeholders in the running of tenders
  • Identify and mitigate supply and commercial risks throughout the implementation process of strategy and successful tenders
  • Optimise project deliverables consistent with the expectations and objectives surrounding quality, service, cost and innovation.
  • Negotiate all the key commercial data and supplier agreements relative to a specific project.
  • Manage strategic supplier negotiations to eliminate cost.
  • Implement Supplier Rebates
  • Building and driving relationships with key vendors to improve pricing and quality of services
  • Develop special arrangements with vendors to enhance product promotions
  • Record Client gainshare and cost reduction using ERP
  • Provide category updates to the Client
  • Identify and enact supplier development opportunities that add value and aid contract delivery
  • Identify additional opportunities and actively develop mutually profitable relationships with suppliers
  • Develop strong and effective external client relationships to ensure the needs of the customer are understood and met.
  • Contribute to the development of departmental key processes

Qualifications and Skills

  • Educated to degree level or similar
  • Previous significant experience in a procurement or sourcing environment
  • MCIPS qualified or working towards
  • Experience in project management and/or in managing a large programme of work from sourcing to delivery
  • Strategic sourcing – experience in development of category and sourcing strategies across multiple stakeholders
  • Able to lead a project team independently as well as work as part of a team
  • Evidence of stakeholder management
  • Ability to present information in a clear, concise manner up to senior leadership team level
  • Professional and Ethical in Approach
  • Excellent Communicator at all Levels Across all Media
  • Demonstrable Track Record in Managing Direct Relationships with Major Suppliers
  • Excellent Grasp of Commercial Purchasing Opportunities and Contract Negotiation and Management Skills. Proven and Experienced Negotiator
  • Full Driving Licence and Willingness to Travel



In return for your hard work we offer excellent career progression opportunities and a professional environment where you can acquire, use, and continue developing your skills.


Your package will include:


  • Competitive Salary and pension scheme with life assurance
  • 25 Days Holiday
  • Employee Assistance Programme supporting wellness with immediate access to:
    1. GP consultation and second opinions
    2. Mental health support
    3. Financial and Legal support
    4. Wellbeing and healthy living support
  • Employee referral scheme with financial reward
  • Professional Membership and Study Sponsorship
  • Pass scheme (£100 to undertake training of your choice)
  • Subsidised canteen

At TVS SCS we encourage and support our employees to realise their potential. They are empowered to take initiative, and achieve high impact results that really make a difference to our business and our customers.

We are currently operating on a hybrid working basis, there will however, be a period of time at the start of your employment spent in our office familiarising yourself with our systems and processes.

If you require any adjustments to allow you take a full and active part in the selection process, please notify us as part of your application. Please note TVS Supply Chain Solutions is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Job Location

Chorley - Hybrid

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