Centrica are going through a exciting period of change. We’re evolving to become a truly purpose-led organisation, helping millions of customers to live more sustainably, simply, and affordably. We truly believe that we have a huge role to play in helping the nation to cut carbon emissions and prepare for a net zero future, and it’s a role we are immensely proud of.
An opportunity to play your part – As the successful candidate your role as Category Manager's revolves around formulating and implementing a strategic plan for a high-value category or one of significant business importance. This involves collaborating with stakeholders to carry out procurement projects aimed at achieving the most advantageous commercial results for Centrica.
The day to day
Collaborate with business stakeholders to create a procurement activity plan, taking into consideration new business requirements, business strategy, emerging risks, and expiring supplier contracts
Leverage a deep understanding of market dynamics, utilizing tools like Porters Five Forces and Kraljic, as well as cost drivers specific to the goods/services/technology in question to craft the category strategy
Develop go-to-market strategies in conjunction with business stakeholders
Engage with and exert influence on stakeholders to maximize the impact of the category strategy
Take the lead in managing complex, high-value tenders in alignment with the Category Strategy
Conduct commercial negotiations for intricate deals while managing the diverse demands of multiple stakeholders
Lead the drafting and negotiation of contracts in collaboration with Commercial Legal and specialized legal teams
Foster Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) activities in accordance with the Centrica SRM framework
Project manage procurement initiatives, encompassing all aspects of risk management and contract governance processes, in collaboration with business stakeholders (Group Contracts Committee, Group Investment Committee)
Manage and provide guidance to category specialists as needed
Effectively oversee and optimize the supplier base within the category, including buying channels and category playbooks, to facilitate tactical sourcing
Cultivate strong relationships and establish yourself as a vital business partner to the core stakeholder group
Collaborate across the Procurement Function to ensure the best possible experience for stakeholders
What is in it for you
Competitive salary and bonus potential
Employee Energy Allowance at 15% of the government price cap
Company Funded Healthcare Plan
25 days holiday allowance, plus public holidays, and the option to buy up to 5 additional days
Excellent range of flexible benefits, including technology vouchers, electric car lease scheme & travel insurance
At Centrica we embrace diversity and actively seek to attract individuals with unique backgrounds and perspectives. To build a more sustainable future, we need the best team – a team with a diverse mix of people and skills, where everyone feels welcome and able to succeed. We are dedicated in helping to close the diversity gap and would love to see more females, people of colour and LGBTQ+ employees, as well as those from a variety of cultures and ethnicity to veterans and the differently abled. Supporting diversity and inclusion is a big part of who we are, we are not looking for people to fit into our culture but to add to it!
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This role is being handled by the Centrica recruitment team and NO agency contact is required.
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