Senior Category Manager

West Midlands
GBP60000 - GBP60000 per annum +
22 Sep 2017
22 Oct 2017
Jeanette Whelan
Specialist Area
Category management
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Working as part of a large procurement function the role of the Category Manager will be to drive through procurement activities to deliver the required contract cover and savings of the managed category/portfolio.

Client Details

One of the UKs Largest provider of Engineering services


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Determine and maintain Category Management Process and Methodology
  • Maintain capability of the team to manage market analysis tools, perform market analysis and engagement in support of specific categories
  • Determine sourcing and procurement strategies for all procurement activity
  • Ensure category strategies are consistent and compliant
  • Manage procurement activity to deliver the required contract cover and savings of managed portfolio
  • Manage analysis of future requirements, pipeline, and ensure strategies exist for all requirements
  • Manage spend profiling, categorisation and category delivery plan
  • Manage the sourcing of parts which are not currently on contract
  • Ensure adherence to compliant procurement process and specifically OJEU compliance


  • Experience in a commercial procurement environment
  • The ideal applicant will ideally come from a manufacturing, engineering, automotive, aerospace or similar industry.
  • MCIPS or equivalent or willingness to achieve
  • Experience of working for a large commercial organisation within a supply chain function delivering Category Strategies
  • Proven delivery of category management
  • Leadership qualities
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills
  • Experience in dealing with suppliers and customers, both internal and external.

Job Offer

£60,000 + Package