Indirect Category Manager

GBP45000 - GBP50000 per annum + bonus + car allowance
31 Aug 2019
30 Sep 2019
Adam Zaidman
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Buyer, Manager
Healthcare, Retail
Contract Type
Full Time

Indirect Category Manager - Global FMCG - Midlands

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

FMCG Major seeks a hard-working and collaborative Category Manager to join their growing procurement function in their state-of-the-art offices.

Their CPO is transforming their current procurement team into a best-in-class function thus opening up positions for experienced Indirect Procurement professionals to join the team. Projects will be geared at driving exceptional value on end-to-end procurement projects with both new and existing suppliers and vendors.

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.

The Role:

  • Strategically sourcing on Indirect procurement projects within their large organisation
    • Projects will include IT (Software/Hardware), FM (Soft/Hard), Prof Services and more.
  • Initially working at a local level, the role will grow towards working at a Europe-wide then 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 …

  • A strong background in working on Indirect procurement projects including IT, FM, Prof Services and more.
  • 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
  • Be confident 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, Prof Services, FMCG, Retail, Tender, supplier management, vendor management