Category Manager

Location
Manchester
Salary
GBP45000 - GBP50000 per annum + car
Posted
02 Mar 2018
Closes
01 Apr 2018
Ref
13900595/001
Contact
Jonathan Weller
Specialist Area
Procurement
Job Level
Manager
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Category Manager - Purchasing and Procurement - Manchester

Client Details

Our client are a successful distribution based organisation with an impressive track record of double digit growth YOY. They have an established, high performing purchasing function with a good reputation within the organisation. The role will be based out of the Manchester location a be part of a new initiative to create dynamic supply chain.

Description

As a category manager you will:

  • Build an internal network within the Manchester location and the wider group to understand the stakeholder requirements and ensure purchasing can deliver
  • Spend time with the sales teams and key customers to understand market demands (capacity, quality, lead times, and technology)
  • Take ownership of key projects including new sourcing activity, supplier development, and bid support
  • Support the purchasing team to hit the cost down target

Profile

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Already in a category manager role in a business distribution led environment
  • Have a track record of providing a link between purchasing, operations and sales, to ensure the organisation stays relevant to the customers
  • Have knowledge of raw materials and / or packaging based industries

Job Offer

£45,000 - £50,000 + car + package