GPA Procurement

Category Managers

Norwich, Norfolk
£48 – £55k + benefits
06 Aug 2017
17 Aug 2017
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Can you Manage procurement initiatives across different business functions and identify opportunities from vendor expenditure, whilst adhering to a procurement policy which essentially encourages vendor competition? If so, we would like to hear from you.

Our client has been at the forefront of the nation’s home improvements industry since 1966 and has grown massively since then. Their mission is still the same, to provide exceptional quality and value so that customers will return time and time again.

With their manufacturing facilities based at their head office in Norwich and with sales and operations organisations throughout the UK, this offers a fantastic opportunity for Category Managers with strong procurement / sourcing experience to drive their careers forward.

Key requirements:

  • Excellent negotiator

  • Good business acumen

  • Knowledge of procurement methodologies, principles, theories, processes and practices

  • Strong analytical and numeracy skills.

  • Ability to identify financial issues, develop and execute mitigating actions.

  • Very good verbal and written communication skill.

  • Well-developed influencing skills.

  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with co-workers, managers and clients/suppliers.

You will have:

  • Excellent knowledge of sourcing methodologies, principles, theories, processes and practices.

  • Knowledge of sourcing direct & indirect categories

  • Knowledge of supply chain management, materials management, purchasing or procurement

  • Good understanding of key legal terms for  good and service contracts based on risks

  • High degree of proficiency in Microsoft application, particularly Excel.


  • Degree and/or Masters qualifications in business or finance

To register your interest in this, or any other opportunities please forward your full CV, stating your location and current salary details or contact us on 01423 520080 for a confidential conversation.

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