Indirect Category Manager

The Rank Group

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Job Description

Job Description

Are you a seasoned procurement professional seeking a dynamic opportunity to showcase your strategic prowess and drive impactful results? Look no further!

We are seeking a dynamic Indirect Category Manager to join our innovative team and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our procurement strategy.

Why You Should Join Us:

Strategic Impact: Lead the charge in sourcing and procurement strategies for non-food categories, contributing directly to the success of our organisation.

Innovation Hub: Be part of a forward-thinking company that values creative solutions, embraces innovation, and encourages continuous improvement.

As the Indirect Category Manager, you will be leading sourcing activities for large capital and opex contracts across multiple areas of Retail and Digital. Developing the category sourcing strategy to capture real savings through pooling company-wide purchasing volumes, negotiating TCO contracts with suppliers and leading other TCO cost reduction initiatives. 

Taking a holistic view of your category and have the ability to make improvements and develop flexible and creative solutions to support business strategies.

As a strategic thinker with first class negotiation skills and contract management experience you'll couple this with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment whilst being the Procurement, Support Office and Operational departments subject matter expert. 

As part of this multi-disciplined role you will need to challenge and influence senior stakeholders within the business to ensure value for money in the Group's external spend and deliver real cost savings to the bottom line supporting the profitability of Rank Leisure Holdings.


  • MCIPS qualified or studying is desirable
  • Ability to develop and maintain an in-depth understanding of the supply market, covering all relevant markets and supplier base, including the relevant legislation and policies. 
  • Detailed knowledge of contract law, structuring & documentation of agreements. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to influence internal stakeholders at all levels. 
  • Strong analytical skills coupled with excellent negotiation skills. 

Additional Information

What’s in it for you we hear you ask? 

Join us to unlock benefits and opportunities that will boost your career journey in a vibrant, inclusive and fulfilling work environment – so you can #BeYourself

Wellbeing@Rank is important... From hybrid working and colleague support networks to menopause support and weekly PepTalks, we’re here for you.  

We’ll also invest in your growth by providing development opportunities, leadership training and cutting-edge industry certifications so you have the tools and resources to help you work, win and grow with us. 

Immerse yourself in new cultures and gain international exposure through our global business. Collaborate with colleagues from around the globe.  

From pensions to bonus schemes, and private medical insurance to life insurance – we've got you covered. 

*Our benefits vary by brand and/or location. Please have a chat with your local Talent Acquisition specialist to find out what’s in place in your location.    

The Rank Group are committed to being an inclusive employer, ensuring that we better understand and meet the needs and requirements of our candidates and customers. 

We aim to do this by facilitating fair and equal access to our services. If you require a reasonable adjustment to be made, please reach out to let us know ahead of your interview. 

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