Job Reference 15851
Job type Permanent
Location Co. Laois / Co. Wicklow
Salary € 0-40,000, 40,000-60,000

The Role

Leinster Appointments is currently recruiting for a Category Specialist in Co. Wicklow /  Co. Laois.

The position is a permanent, full time role

The position offer hybrid working. 

Salary between €43,000 - €53,000, depending on experience.

Main duties:

  • Manage the procurement process for the assigned categories to include; definition of user specification, category profiling, sourcing strategy development, and contract implementation.
  • Responsible for the advertisement, delivery and award of contracts in line with business requirements and all relevant regulations and guidelines.
  • Support the development of robust procurement strategies for the assigned categories, and execute annual implementation plans.
  • Identify and deliver value for money, through implementation of cost savings and continuous improvement programmes from category strategies.
  • Work with the business and tender team, to ensure tender requirements are agreed, and contracts are in place for their categories when needed.
  • Reporting & analysis of spend & savings, as well as supplier market insights for assigned procurement categories.
  • Engage in improvement projects and initiatives to support our sustainability objectives.
  • Support the development of contractor and suppliers through collaboration and partnership.
  • Responsible for implementing effective supplier relationship management processes to recognize and reward our best performing & progressive contractors.

The Person

Main requirements:

  • Relevant qualification in business, procurement or related discipline (ideally to HETAC level 8), with a minimum of three year’s experience. Knowledge of and awareness of procurement regulations.
  • The knowledge to manage financials to maintain profitability and value of the estate
  • Knowledge and experience of strategy formulation and the role of innovation in exploiting the delivery of strategies.

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