£45000 - £50000 per annum
A fantastic new opportunity for an experienced procurement professional to join a busy manufacturing organisation as a Procurement Category Manager, to be responsible for creating and implementing the category strategy.
Key Responsibilities of the Procurement Category Manager;
Manage and develop supplier performance in order to meet targets.
Review and verify technical specifications and requirements as basis for request for quotations.
Negotiate, create and maintain supply contracts with suppliers.
Maintain supply data to relevant systems in defined area of responsibility.
Participate in the creation of the category strategy and its implementation.
Participate in supplier audits and follow-up the audit action plan.
Secure supplier capacity to meet future demands.
Execute and support supplier selection.
Participate in make or buy decision making.
Proactively work to enable cross-divisional and supplier cooperation.
Gather and analyse spend and supplier data as well as execute benchmarking in order to continuously improve and enhance the supplier network.
Personal Specification of the Procurement Category Manager;
Degree qualified or equivalent.
Procurement experience within a complex manufacturing environment.
Direct Category / Commodity Management experience is essential.
Experience of leading Cost Reduction projects.
Strong Commercial acumen.
Confident in communicating and influencing senior stakeholders
Strong analytical & problem-solving skills.
Able to work under pressure and to set deadlines.
Able to multi-task and manage own time effectively.
Flexibility to travel Internationally as required.
This role would also suit you if you have held a role within purchasing or procurement as a Category Manager, Commodity Manager, Senior Buyer, Strategic Buyer, Purchasing Controller or Supplier Manager.