Category Manager

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  • Location:

    Chelmsford, Essex

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  • Salary:

    £40000 - £50000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Hannah Pepper

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

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Category Manager

A global leader in specialised components and subsystems for innovative solutions are looking to recruit a Category Manager to establish relationships and deliver an effective and efficient service to internal/external customers and suppliers.

Key responsibility areas -

+ Leverage category and market knowledge to select and chose relevant suppliers capable of delivering products and services with the best balance of cost/quality/services

+ Define and lead sourcing strategy including the preparation of appropriate documentation for the competition process

+ Establish interfaces with relevant functions across the business to ensure highest level of support and coordination to meet business needs

+ Identify innovative solutions to drive continuous improvement cultures in all aspects of the procurement process both internally and externally

+ Contribute to the ongoing development of Procurement strategy

+ Manage contractual negotiation processes and methodology and execute the procurement strategy for categories, products and services including competitive benchmarking, supplier analysis, development, selection and aggregation of spend and pricing

+ Develop strategic Suppliers to drive out costs and deliver savings and efficiencies year on year

Skills and knowledge required -

+ Experience of identifying cost reductions, implementing innovative action plans and strategies

+ Strong communication skills and ability to influence others at all levels

+ Self-motivated, able to operate individually and as part of wider team

+ Experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts

+ Experience of Supplier Risk Management development and implementation with identified key Suppliers