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Category Manager

Job Title: Category Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Contact Name: Phillip Dawson
Contact Email:
Job Published: 12 months ago

Job Description

Category Manager


Up to 45k + Benefits

Role Profile:

Our client a global manufacturer specialising in a range of products tailored to the hospitality and catering sectors are looking to recruit a Category Manager to join their existing team. The role of Category Manager is an important part of a dynamic Purchasing Department that is integral to the success of the business. Reporting into the Head of Purchasing, this role will have autonomy in managing a category.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Creation and execution of category strategy
  • Cost base management to deliver savings, margin and rebate targets
  • Sourcing of new products to both enhance range and meet specific customer needs
  • Supplier base management to ensure company is dealing with the most appropriate suppliers to deliver its objectives
  • Understanding processes and costs involved with manufacturing, raw materials and distribution through to end use
  • Category and product life-cycle management
  • Holistic category and product knowledge to provide subject matter expertise both internally and to customers
  • Working with other stakeholders (Stock Management, QA, Sales, R&D) to deliver company objectives

The successful candidate will:

  • Have several years' experience managing a category within a Purchasing function
  • Be results focussed and be able to demonstrate a record of successful cost reduction activities
  • Be an experienced negotiator
  • Be able to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Be commercially focussed
  • Be a strong communicator

Client information

Our client is a Global Manufacturer


Up to 45k + Benefits

About Cast UK

Cast UK is a leading executive consultancy, providing national recruitment solutions to both clients and candidates. Specialising in Purchasing, Supply Chain, and Logistics, each member of our specialist team has a professional background specific to their recruiting sector. With this unique insight and knowledge, our consultants are able to place individuals from trainee through to main board. For more information on Cast UK and a complete list