Category Manager, Professional Services

Job Type Finance
Region London
South East England
Location Bracknell
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
This role is at Partnership Level 6 and includes entitlement to the following additional benefits:
  • Invitation to join the AXA Private Medical Insurance scheme
  • 5 weeks holiday
Further details will be provided at interview and upon successful offer
Closing Date 27/5/2019
Vacancy Type
Salary £52,000 - £86,400
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
Monday to Friday
08:30 - 17:00
35 hours per week

Our Procurement team are based in Bracknell, however this role can work flexibly between London, Bracknell and other Divisional sites.

As a business we encourage flexible working. We have a number of different ways to work flexibly, so at your interview feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, examples of how our Partners already work flexibly include part-time, job share, home working and compressed hours.

Duties & Responsibilities

The John Lewis Partnership has a visionary and successful way of doing business, boldly putting the happiness of Partners at the centre of everything it does. It's the embodiment of an ideal, the outcome of nearly a century of endeavour to create a different sort of company, owned by Partners dedicated to serving customers with flair and fairness.

We are recruiting for a Category Manager to join our Procurement team, taking ownership of the contact centres within the Professional Services area of our business. You will deliver best practice and value Procurement to the Partnership through category development plans and procurement activities.

Job Requirements

We are looking for a highly driven and creative professional with a naturally inquisitive nature to fulfil the role of Category Manager. You will manage the development and delivery of innovative and appropriate Goods Not For Resale (GNFR) sub category strategy plans, informed by analysis of internal and external information as well as deep market and supplier expertise. You will collaborate with divisional stakeholders to create compelling business cases for change, and deliver solutions for both the John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners businesses.

In return for your hard work, you'll benefit from our market-beating range of Partner benefits, including:

- You will be eligible for the Partnership Bonus; a percentage of your annual salary every year - and the first £3,600 is tax-free
- After 3 months service you'll receive your Discount Card, entitling you to 25% off the majority of goods in John Lewis & Partners and 15% off the majority of goods in Waitrose & Partners (exclusions apply)
- Partners have access to a £250 learning and training subsidy every year, this includes any qualifications you wish to take
- 25 days holiday on joining and the option to purchase 5 more days each year
- Access to PartnerChoice, our online hub of exclusive offers, including discounts at local restaurants, reduced rates on holidays and free days out
- Access to our exclusive Partnership Hotels

All this, and so much more is available when you join the Partnership - follow this link to find out more

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

- Proven stakeholder management skills
- Experience of developing and implementing category strategies within the GNFR field
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Supplier relationship management experience

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

- MCIPS Qualification (or equivalent)

Please consider the following when making your application:

- We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications.
Therefore, we recommend you apply early.
- Please print/save the job description now as it won't be available to view after the vacancy has closed
- Please ensure you attach a current CV to your application

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