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    £43,500 - £48,300 + £1,000 flex allowance, up to 15% bonus and benefits
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    Gatwick Airport

Category Manager

Category Manager

'To be the airport for everyone, whatever your journey'

£43,500 - £48,300 + £1,000 Flex allowance, up to 15% bonus and benefits

Are you a procurement professional with experience working with professional services in a direct procurement role. Are you looking for a challenging new opportunity?

We are looking for great people who can help us redefine what's possible for our procurement team and continue their journey with us.

What is the role?

The Category Manager will support the delivery of a category strategy, driving value through being a trusted commercial advisor who supports and challenges stakeholders' requirements. They will provide procurement support and guidance ensuring adherence to procurement governance and procedures.

What will you do?

  • Own Procurement Strategy for assigned categories, aligning commercial review and strategic opportunities to business priority.
  • Provide clear sourcing strategies for BAU commodities to support internal stakeholders and simplify the P2P process.
  • Lead project work, with support of the category managers
  • Providing advice and professional procurement support to internal stakeholders.
  • Lead for completion of commercial and contractual requirements Running the end-to-end procurement cycle for categories Ensure contracting remains up to date with business requirements, including inclusion of ESG and DEI values
  • Shared responsibility for maintaining the SAP supplier database.

Do you have what we're looking for?

  • CIPS or willingness to study desirable (equivalent experience will be considered)
  • Proven procurement experience as a category manager within a large company, in a highly regulated environment.
  • Good understanding of strategic procurement with ability to work with and develop category strategies.
  • Proven track record for leading complex RFI/P, procurement activities whilst delivering value.
  • Good communicator with strong written and presentation skills
  • Thrives in fast pace, challenging and changing environment.

What's it like to work here?

Our employees tell us that working here is something special and no day is like another. Along with a competitive salary our employees enjoy a range of personal, health and financial benefits, including:

  • Performance-based bonus scheme
  • High street shops and restaurant discounts
  • Healthcare scheme
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Professional training to develop
  • Discounted travel to work schemes
  • Volunteer days

What it's like to work at London Gatwick?

At London Gatwick, our people are our biggest asset. We want our people to thrive and have the best experience while working with us. We know we are all at our best when we feel comfortable and included.

We are an organisation that places diversity, equity and inclusion at its heart. Our aim; to create a place where everyone belongs and has a voice, and we recognise we all play an important role in our success.

Should you require any reasonable adjustments to be made as part of the application process please contact us directly.

Click apply to begin your journey, your way with London Gatwick.

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Clare Ead


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