Category Manager - Software and Hardware

GBP45000 - GBP55000 per annum + bonus + car allowance
07 Aug 2019
06 Sep 2019
Adam Zaidman
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Buyer, Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Category Manager / Software / Hardware - Global FMCG - Midlands

£45,000 - £50,000 + Car Allowance + Bonus

Our client seeks hard-working and collaborative Category Managers to join their growing procurement function in their state-of-the-art offices.

The role will initially place the Category Manager working alongside senior members of the Procurement team and relevant Procurement Category Leads in a role with a clear progression path within the organisation. Projects will be geared at driving exceptional value on end-to-end procurement projects with both new and existing suppliers and vendors.

The Role:

  • Strategically sourcing on procurement projects within their large organisation
    • Projects will include IT (Software - data security - applications - Hardware and more)
  • Initially working at a local level, the role is geared to work towards a Europe-wide and a group-wide scale
  • Working end-to-end on procurement projects including running the tender process
  • Managing the vetting potential suppliers and the post-purchase supplier relationships
  • Negotiating robust contracts with market-leading technology suppliers in line with company's interests

The successful Category Manager will have …

  • 2-3 years experience in procurement
  • Led and managed IT Procurement projects end-to-end
  • Have a track record of delivering impressive individual savings against big-budget projects, and/or achieving excellent cost-avoidance
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, vibrant environment
  • Confidence when managing and influencing key stakeholders
  • Have a Bachelor's Degree - 2.1 and above (or equivalent)

To find out more or apply, please email with your CV or directly via the Apply button below

Key skills: procurement, category manager, indirect, indirect procurement, IT, Software, Hardware, Applications, Data, FMCG, Retail, Tender, supplier management, vendor management