Category Manager - Leading Automotive Firm

GBP40000 - GBP60000 per annum +
01 Oct 2018
31 Oct 2018
Daniel Barnes
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Category Manager- Leading Automotive Firm - London - £40k- £60k + Package

Role: Category Manager

Industry: Automotive

Salary: £40k - £60k + Package

Location: London


This award winning, leading global automotive firm are looking to expand their Procurement team, seeing this as essential to guaranteeing value in the business. This company are looking for a like-minded individual to take up an indirects category manager role spanning across a range of directs and indirects in a collaborative procurement function. The chosen individual will continuously seek to improve value through sourcing strategy and category management, to make certain Procurement is viewed as an effective, worthwhile aspect of the business.

The Procurement role will involve:

  • Ensuring best value for money by sourcing and procuring a range of goods and services across a range of direct and indirect categories such as raw materials, fm, logistics and professional services; thus, ensuring optimum value
  • Working alongside senior stakeholders and understanding/delivering their future needs
  • Draft, negotiate and obtain agreement to commercial contracts, minimising risk to business
  • Developing a strategic sourcing strategy within your category/categories
  • Improve on the bottom line and cost saving targets by examining acquisition costs and working with stakeholders and suppliers

Key Skills:

  • In depth market knowledge of procurement, across a range of categories
  • Track record of making excellent savings through end to end procurement - following the full life cycle of the process
  • Ability to influence stakeholders and understand their needs
  • Maximising value from contract negotiation throughout the duration of the category
  • Degree
  • MCIPS/Prince2 (preferable)
  • Advanced negotiating skills
  • Able to display excellent leadership, management and influence over the team, leading by example
  • Excellent analytical ability

Why Apply?

  • Opportunity to work with a leading global automotive firm
  • Highly competitive salary
  • Career progression - with this company priding themselves in internal development
  • Ability to work on multiple complex procurement projects
  • Exciting, fast paced, vibrant working environment

This world-renowned automotive firm are going from strength to strength and they are looking for top procurement talent to help them complete their objectives. If you wish to become a vital part of a growing team/brand; and to take advantage of this exciting new Procurement position with an excellent starting salary and package then click "apply" now or send your CV to

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