Category Analyst

  • Job Reference: 6981860/001
  • Date Posted: 15 September 2020
  • Recruiter: South West
  • Location: Devon, England
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Technology
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Venn Group

Category Analyst

Recruitment Agency Reference: 6981860

Duration: 9 Months+

Location: Devonport

Rate: DOE


A high profile Defence organisation is recruiting for an experienced Category Analyst to support Sub-Category Leads, in gathering and analysing data to support definition and implementation of the optimal strategies for clearly defined spend categories.


The successful candidate will be responsible for:

Category Management

  • Building an in-depth knowledge of the supply markets for the particular category, including input costs & cost drivers, total cost of ownership (TCO), supply-side & demand-side market trends, regulation, barriers to entry and overall market competitiveness

  • Using this data analysis to input into the category strategy in order to take maximum advantage from supply chain decisions and mitigate any future supply chain risks

  • Gathering detailed BU usage and specification data required to produce effective ITT and RFx documentation that can be released to the market, and in support of fact-based negotiations

  • Producing the cost and evaluation models that enable the Category Manager/Specialist to assess the relative merits of the suppliers’ offers

Supply Management

  • Building a deep understanding of the supply base, including their future strategy, growth plans, financial performance and competitive threats

  • Owning and maintaining supplier segmentation data and collating the contract performance data and other inputs required to ensure successful strategic supplier engagements

  • Maintaining the suite of KPIs and reports required to effectively manage the performance of the pan-divisional contract


The successful candidate will have:

  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent

  • 2+ years post-graduation experience

  • Proven experience of working with large data sets, building complex analytical models and extracting insightful data

  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

  • Basic knowledge of core procurement processes

  • Experience of analysing public financial, supply market and supplier data

  • High levels of business acumen and a keen awareness of current business trends and issues

  • Ability to simplify complex concepts and information for presentation to stakeholders at all levels


Venn Group is an equal opportunities employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates.