Purchasing Category Manager

Gloucestershire | Ref: BBBH32368

£45000.00 - £55000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits

Purchasing Category Manager

Engineering & Manufacturing


£45,000 - £55,000 + Bonus + Car Allowance + Benefits package + Flexible Working

Role Profile

Manages purchasing related functions for relevant supply category and supervises the team of buyers. Analyses changes or new issues in materials and supply to assure continuity, reduce costs and improve quality. Relies on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals. Responsibilities extend to managing departmental budgets and determining objectives for department. Drives achievement of performance metrics.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Ensures the business' expectations of the direct materials supply base is achieved in terms of delivering excellent supplier performance in:
  • Compliant quality
  • Delivery on time
  • Responsiveness and flexibility
  • Lowest possible cost
  • Support of innovation and introduction of new products

  • Contributes to ensuring that good process integration and team working exists and is developed within and across the purchasing teams to maximise opportunity to improve supplier performance.
  • To maintain practical experience through the practice of Category Management, takes responsibility for the management of a range of key categories directly.
  • Records and reports Key Performance Indicators, to show achievement against plan, flexibility in response to business needs and the continual driving of opportunities for improvement.

Skills & Experience

  • Bachelors degree in Supply Chain Management, Operations, Business or Engineering
  • Typically has significant work experience to obtain this level of business acumen, results and competence.
  • Excellent Influencing skills, time management and problem solving skills.
  • Analysis skills to understand stock holding, capacity and throughput
  • Team oriented, people manager.

Client information

Multinational manufacturing organisation with operations across the UK


c £45,000 - £55,000 + Bonus + Car Allowance + Benefits

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