• Location

    Crawley, West Sussex

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  • Salary:

    Up to £45000.00 per annum

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    Gemma Thompson

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A fantastic opportunity for a Category Manager / Senior Buyer to join a Leading Manufacturing company based in Crawley with a salary up to £45k. This role will report into the Purchasing Manager.

Successful Candidates will have previous purchasing experience as a Senior Buyer, Category Manager or Commodity Manager within a Regulated Manufacturing industry. You must also be studying CIPS to level 5 or above.

Role responsibilities of the Category Manager / Senior Buyer Include:

- To coordinate and manage all activities associated with the Supply Chain category to support the Business needs.

- Measure and help develop supply chain metrics.

- To set Key Performance Indicators (KPI) which can then be monitored to evaluate category objectives.

- To manage category projects such as the introduction of new purchase items and obsolescence of products no longer required.

- Conduct strategic sourcing initiatives, supplier and industry analysis, benchmarking and cost structure analysis

- Identifying supplier risk areas, quantifying risk exposure.

- Help develop improvement processes within the supply chain.

- Evaluate and appraise suppliers and improve performance.

- Effectively Communicate with Suppliers and Stakeholders.

- Analyse Market and competitive and external factors effecting the category.

- Maintain ethical and sustainable procurement activities.

Person Specification of the Category Manager / Senior Buyer Include:

- Previous experience in a regulated Manufacturing sector

- Studying or qualified to Level 5 CIPS or above

- Good interpersonal skills, should be a flexible team player, proactive and have the ability to succeed in a complex and dynamic environment.

- Driven and motivated whilst able to work under pressure


Up to £45k

This role will be well suited to you if you have held a role within Purchasing or Procurement as a Buyer, Senior Buyer, Category Manager, commodity manager, Purchasing a manager, Procurement Manager or Procurement Specialist.