daa- Dublin

  • Procurement Category Manager

    Job Locations IE-Dublin
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(26/07/2018 10:33)
    Number of Openings
  • Overview


    A Category Manager role has arisen the in daa Procurement Team (Procurement professional/Concession team). This permanent role is based in Dublin airport.

    The overall objective of the role is to understand the customer requirements, ensure value for money and on time delivery while maintaining compliance and improving customer service. It is essential that the optimum contracting solution is selected on each occasion for the customer. This role will lead on contract negotiations, guiding on best practice and to ensuring good relationships are held with customer and supplier. A key objective of this role is to deliver agreed year on year target reductions in cost across the Category.




    • At least 3-5 years’ experience within a procurement function acting as a Category Manager
    • Can demonstrate strong knowledge of procurement processes and systems with particular emphasis on public/semi state procurement
    • Strong IT focus and skill set
    • Strong personal leadership, managing work, communicating effectively and strategic thinking competencies required as identified in DAA’s management competencies framework model
    • Strong relationship management experience, proven ability of influencing stakeholders and suppliers
    • Working knowledge of etenders an advantage.




    • Planning in collaboration with the Category Lead and the relevant business managers the appropriate procurement strategies
    • Developing appropriate cross functional teams to assist in planning and specifying the key customer requirements
    • Responsible for preparation, tendering, evaluation, negotiation and award of contracts
    • Ensuring that the appropriate procedures are in place and adhered to for the tendering, contracting and awarding of contracts (as per above)
    • Developing project plans, schedules and contract documentation with the project teams
    • Providing on-going support, product and process knowledge as required
    • Managing and developing supporting Category Buyers where relevant
    • Promoting good commercial practice and compliance with relevant laws and regulations in the daa
    • Ensuring commercial and legally sound contracts are in place for all goods and services including capital requirements.
    • Fostering key relationships with internal stakeholders to ensure the service provision offers maximum internal value to the organisation
    • Providing advice and contractual support to the relevant business managers from award to completion.
    • Managing the supply base across the Category
    • Developing appropriate KPI’s, management reports and monitoring progress against agreed objectives



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