2 weeks ago

Ref: BBBH35193

Category Manager £45,000 - £55,000 - Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester

£45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum Benefits


Category Manager, 9-12 Month FTC, £45,000 - £55,000 Benefits

Greater Manchester

Role Profile

Our client is a FTSE 250 national name with sites across the UK. Due to business growth, they are looking for a Category Manager to join their team in Stockport, you will be covering the engineering spend therefore a background working in this category would be beneficial but is not essential. The role is Monday to Friday, with flexible hours and the opportunity to work from home 3 days per week.

The Role:

  • Define, implement, and deliver a strategic procurement plan.
  • Assume commercial responsibility for the engineering category spend, securing best value and maximising economies of scale from supplier expenditure
  • Build strong relationships with suppliers to manage contracts and performance
  • Manage risk in relation to procurement and supplier activity, identifying supplier risk areas, quantifying risk exposure, and executing risk mitigation actions
  • Manage and influence key internal stakeholders within the business
  • Ensure compliance with company guidelines by adoption of the best-in-class procurement practices

What we need from you:

  • Proven track record of managing procurement categories in a large multi-site business
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at one time and manage expectations of multiple stakeholders.
  • Commercially focused experience with evidence of maximising value for money and cost reduction.
  • Ability to take initiative and ownership of situations.
  • CIPS - MCIPS qualification would be desirable.

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