Category Manager - Fleet, Plant, Fuel & Travel

Equal Approach Ltd.

Category Manager - Fleet, Plant, Fuel & Travel


Equal Approach Ltd., Blythswood New Town, Glasgow City

  • Full time
  • Temporary
  • Onsite working

Posted 2 weeks ago, 4 Jul | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 03c7c0a0e5cb4f85bf5682bbe1c5f1a6

Full Job Description

Base Location: Flexible, however our preference is that you will be based in one of our key UK or Ireland sites, which includes but is not limited to:- Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen, Inverness, Reading, Havant, Belfast or Dublin., We have an exciting opportunity for a Category Manager to join our Corporate Procurement Team and manage the Fleet, Plant, Fuel & Travel spend category. This is a great opportunity if you are seeking a dynamic environment where you will play a key role in the transformation and development of these spend categories., Continually update and drive a Group strategy and value proposition, which will continue to transform the Fleet, Pant, Fuel and Travel spend categories for SSE.

-Drive and develop specific category insights and market intelligence for the initiatives that you lead, driving both efficiency and effectiveness;

-Manage a significant and disparate level of spend to ensure compliance, drive efficiencies, mitigate risk and drive down the total cost of ownership;

-Lead strategic, regulated & unregulated sourcing projects, including strategy development, supplier negotiation, award recommendations, business case presentations and supplier contract execution

-Develop strong relationships across the SSE Group by identifying and influencing key stakeholders and proactively building strategic relationships with our critical suppliers to drive innovation and maximise savings opportunities.

Have a strong commercial acumen and a drive to bring synergies, efficiency and effectiveness to our Fleet, Plant, Fuel & Travel category spend. You will be comfortable leading conversations with challenging stakeholders and driving complex procurement projects., Demonstrated ability to manage the successful creation and execution of a category strategy within a 'regulated environment - preferably across Fleet/ Plant or similar commodity area;

-Experience in managing a complex and diverse spend category and delivering value, preferably gained from working across a large, multi-site environment;

-Proven history of challenging the norm, driving transformational change and developing innovative solutions to deliver sustainable outcomes;

-A flair for engaging and influencing key stakeholders at all levels of business and an ability to articulate strategic approaches to multi-disciplined stakeholder groups;

-A degree or equivalent category management/ regulated procurement experience.

SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £20.5 billion in low carbon projects to 2027, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come., At SSE, we own more than 500 property assets and several thousand land assets, which are located across the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland. Our Procurement & Commercial, Property and Facilities Management teams are responsible for helping the business to procure services and materials in a timely and cost-effective way, and for ensuring SSE offers a safe, modern, fit-for-purpose property portfolio. We work right across the SSE Group, ensuring our businesses gets the best possible service and value from our supplier network, as well as ensuring all service providers are compliant and continue to meet contractual obligations and business need.

Salary: £47,600 - £71,600 + performance-related bonus+ a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

Working Pattern: 10 month Fixed Term Contract or Secondment | Full Time | Flexible First options available, We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave entitlement. Enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.