Category Manager

Category Manager

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  • Sector:

    Procurement and Supply Chain

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  • Salary:

    £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Michelle Perkins

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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Are you a Category Manager with a background in fleet or engineering? Are you looking for an exciting new challenge, where you can join a growing, greenfield department?

I'm recruiting for a Category Manager to join this growing procurement function. The role is home based, but initially there will be travel within the UK.

As Category Manager, you will have responsibility for end to end projects and will also support the Senior Management team in strategic procurement projects. You will deliver value through strategic sourcing projects and will negotiate high value contracts with a range of suppliers.
You will identify and establish strong working relationships internal stakeholders to agree effective procurement support and resources and will challenge business process to ensure that requirements are met in a compliant and effective way.
You will work with incomplete and large data sets in order to set strategies and be able to identify important information from a large data mass and establish connections between multiple sources of data.

In order to carry out this role, you will need the following:

  • Ideally CIPS qualified
  • Previous experience in a mature procurement function
  • Experience of fleet or engineering procurement is an advantage.
  • Strong team leadership and administration skills, with good knowledge of purchasing portals and financial systems.
  • Ability to understand and assess complex situations
  • Proven influencing skills and ability to work collaboratively
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office products, particularly MS Excel.
  • Ability to use own initiative, and with strong organisation capabilities and focus on attention to detail.
  • Flexible approach to travel
  • Strong people skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

In return, you will receive a salary of circa £60,000 to £65,000 + car/car allowance and additional benefits

If you meet the above criteria, please do not hesitate to apply.

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