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Category Manager Leeds

William Hill

William Hill Leeds United Kingdom

1 week ago

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Job Description

As Category Manager based in Leeds or London, your responsibility is to manage the Tech supply base and support the Head of Category. This will include Category Management and delivery of initiatives that drive TCO resulting in annual savings/revenue of multi millions annually.

About Us

Our people are at the heart of everything we do, and we offer a fast-paced environment where we have fun, celebrate success and give you all the tools you’ll need to be your best self. It’s not just our colleagues we look after - we’ve got a responsibility to our customers too and we work hard on our ambition that nobody is harmed by gambling.

Your role within the team

You’ll be involved with Strategy development, you’ll gain and provide expert knowledge of the supply markets and through this bring insight and... introduce new/innovative approaches or ways of working to optimize the delivery of the category.

You’ll identify and prioritise sourcing and SRM projects within the category across different spend areas to be incorporated in the annual procurement plan. You’ll also drive initiatives to deliver significant cost reductions or incremental revenue and e nsure strategies are implemented and TCO reductions secured according to implementation plans and agreed with business stakeholders

You’ll be sourcing and will l ead and implement all sourcing activities and all renewals (RFI, RFP, Negotiation, Auctions, Benchmarking) you’ll also manage our key “partner suppliers” that will drive continued in contract innovation, service and cost reduction

Other Duties Include
• Maintain contractual and business relations and drive negotiations with all assigned suppliers, as well as monitor supplier satisfaction
• Structure contracts working with SRMs to input key SLAs, Service Credits and working with supplier and internal William Hill legal to ensure robust contracting is done
• Assess regular performance of key suppliers driving the improvement of performance
• Work closely with key stakeholders in business functions to define effective sourcing strategies and category implementation plans. Build excellent stakeholder relationships.

Skills needed

We’re looking for someone with excellent knowledge of key contractual clauses and experience in best-in-class sourcing and category management with clear and demonstrable achievements in Procurement in varied industry sectors.

You’ll also have excellent stakeholder management skills with proven ability to influence at senior levels. You will be an expert in day to day resolution of contractual issues and f ull category plan delivery and sign off, achieving high customer satisfaction scores.

You may also have a Bachelor's degree and CIPS (MCIPS) membership, but this isn’t essential.

What we offer

We have welcomed our teams back to the office and have a balanced approach to office and home working. Our employees have the opportunity to work from home up to 80% of the time with 20% of office time built in to ensure we get some face-to-face collaborative team time - and the chance for a coffee and a catch up!

We’ll welcome you on-board with 25 days holiday (not to mention 8 bank holidays and an extra day for your birthday), a rewarding bonus scheme, healthcare, an attractive pension package and benefits scheme. Plus, our season ticket loan and handy Metro Card loan will save you money getting to work and getting around town. And if you see the journey to work as part of your fitness regime, you’ll just love our Cycle to Work scheme.

888 William Hill in Leeds and London

Our Leeds office sits right in the middle of the creative heart of the UK. Leeds itself is a buzzy, busy place to work and live. A hub for tech, digital and gaming companies – there’s also five universities right on our doorstep. And away from work, we’re in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales and of course have got a competitive sports scene with Leeds United and Yorkshire Cricket and Rugby just up the road in Headingley.

We couldn’t be closer to the action in our London office. A 2-minute walk from Tottenham Court Road station, round the corner from Soho and Oxford Street means you’ll never be short of anywhere to go for a lunchtime stroll or a post-work drink. There’s plenty of green space too with Regent’s Park and Hyde Park not far away at all. Working in our London office you’ll also benefit from a heavily discounted Zone 1 – 6 travel card so you’ll be whizzing around London in no time
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