Category Assistant

3 days left

Anchor Trust
25 Jul 2019
22 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Category Assistant
Location: Bradford Support Hub
Salary: GBP22,000 - GBP25,000
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours
About Us
Anchor Hanover Group is the largest provider of specialist housing and care for people in later life in England, employing more than 9,000 people throughout England. We provide more than 60,000 homes for older people, and are a trusted care provider with more than 100 care homes.
We know that quality services start with quality people. We work hard to be recognised as a leading employer and are committed to retaining and attracting the best in our industry.
At Anchor Hanover Group we believe in values. We are Accountable, Respectful, Courageous and Honest. We believe our people should be proud of the work they do making a difference to society and our customers.
About the role
As Category Assistant, you will support the Category Manager in the development and delivery of a category sourcing programme, managing relationships with suppliers and markets, delivering cost savings to the organisation and providing expert guidance across a range of internal stakeholders.
You will be responsible for a specific set of categories under guidance from the Category Manager and you will be working with the internal stakeholders to ensure the category sourcing programme meets the requirements of the organisation in terms of service, cost and quality. You will ensure compliance with the business governance and policy requirements whilst applying a risk based approach to deliver maximum commercial value.
About you
You will have broad procurement experience across a variety of categories, both goods and services and experience of meeting KPI targets and service standards in a commercial environment.
You will have experience of procurement research, developing innovative solutions and contributing to the strategic planning process as well as managing and reporting supplier spend/ savings.
You will have experience of delivering change within procurement programmes and buying or purchasing experience preferred.
You will have good written and verbal communication skills alongside good analytic skills. You will be expected to manage projects from time to time and present in way that can influence key stakeholders.
As England's largest not-for-profit provider of care and housing for older people, we're able to negotiate great deals and benefits for our people. Here are just a few of the things you'll get when you work with Anchor Hanover Group:
25 days holiday plus bank holidays
Buy and sell annual leave
Exclusive discounts on high-street shopping
20% off mobile phone contracts
25% off Private Healthcare
Contributory pension, 4% from you and 4% from us