The Donkey Sanctuary is one of the UK’s largest international animal welfare charities; currently supporting projects in over 35 countries worldwide. We are working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering, and their contribution to humanity is fully valued. We are achieving this by transforming the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people worldwide through greater understanding, collaboration and support, and by promoting lasting, mutually life-enhancing relationships.
As Category Manager you will be responsible for the delivery of procurement operations within our busy Estates and Facilities Department. Demonstrating experience of utilising creative and innovative ideas to deliver business solutions, you will develop and deliver a strategy and procurement plan for the department, researching supply markets and suppliers, and assessing trends, opportunities and risks for the entire category area.
Possessing excellent communication and organisational skills, you will build a detailed understanding of your supply chains, working with internal and external stakeholders to plan and prioritise workload, and identify best sourcing strategy and continuous improvement opportunities, ensuring the successful delivery of contracted activities and maximizing value for money from contracts awarded.
The ability to demonstrate previous experience of procurement, in particular experience of procurement category management of Facilities, Estates and Construction, and a willingness to attain CIPS qualifications are essential, as are experience of contract development, including the ability to understand core commercial terms and make recommendations, together with proven evidence of successful negotiation and influencing skills at all levels.
This is an exciting time to join our innovative organisation and to be part of the evolutional program of change taking place within the charity. Based in Sidmouth, Devon – “an area of outstanding natural beauty”, this is a full-time, permanent contract starting as soon as possible, working 35 hours per week.
For more information about this role please download our Application Pack.
Closing date for completed applications: 12.30pm on Wednesday 7 February 2018.
Please download the Word document to complete your application on the computer (preferred option) or, print the PDF form to complete your application by hand.