What you'll do

For over three decades our purpose hasn’t changed: we are here to make a positive difference to the lives of all.  Through the exceptional products, services and value we offer – is what sets us apart.

 

We are proud of how far we’ve come as a business, now we want to see you grow with us. 

 

At Specsavers we promise to make you feel good, smart and cared for. To support this promise we offer competitive salaries, pension scheme, medical and dental care including a range of additional benefits that make Specsavers a great place to work. 

 

Purpose of the role

To work alongside Senior Category Managers within the team to support the delivery of category strategies. This will include translating stakeholder requirements into achievable goals and obligations for prospective suppliers, help select the optimal supplier and negotiate the agreement with the preferred supplier.

 

 

Principal accountabilities

  • Monitor external information sources and collaborate with subject matter experts to discover and present market insights that will help Senior Category Managers develop and successfully deliver category strategies.
  • Analyse spend and performance data to identify opportunities to unlock further value for Specsavers.
  • Work with stakeholders to define requirements of the supplier and run a competitive selection process with potential suppliers that obtains the optimal benefit for Specsavers
  • Negotiate and draft robust contracts alongside the stakeholders and Legal team for low value / low risk contracts.
  • Support Senior Category Managers with all administration regarding their categories (meeting minutes/ actions, reports, regular updates etc.)
  • Champion Procurement across the business to grow influence and credibility in the eyes of the stakeholders.

 

Essential skills include

  • Experience in working in a procurement function
  • Understanding of contractual law and ability to perform basic drafting
  • Build rapport with stakeholders, colleagues and suppliers
  • Exceptional communication skills at multiple levels
  • Trusted to take responsibility for own tasks

 

If you can see yourself being part of this journey, apply today!  

 

Happy to talk flexible working

 

Is this you? Great!

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