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Category Manager - £70,000

Category Manager - £70,000

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    £65000 - £70000 per annum

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    Ben Betts

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    about 2 months ago

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Category Manager - £70,000 (Hinckley)

Role: Category Manager

Salary: Up to £70,000

Location: Hinckley (Flexible - 3/4 days per week in office)

This is an extremely exciting career move for anyone looking to move into an ever-changing industry which is growing exponentially. This organisation is revolutionising the way in which manufacturing & engineering is carried out with their pristine finished products.

With large modern offices and showrooms which are very impressive when viewed on site, my clients product attracts a lot of customers worldwide.

The role will be looking after the direct components & the chassis category while growing the overall volume of goods in line with the current company growth. Managing a team of 3-4 procurement specialists with a collaborative attitude towards people and getting the job done, so previous leadership skills will be important for this role.


  • Working in a fast paced, high demanding environment while being commercially aware of every implication throughout the procurement function.
  • Ensuring availability of all parts and components are ready for production.
  • Help define specification and scheme reviews based on available technologies with Project stakeholders.
  • Foster trusted relationships with vendors to achieve better pricing and quality of services through negotiation and market insights.
  • Delivery of the commercial ambitions, balancing the total value of the sourcing activities we undertake.
  • Devise long and short-term strategies for categories in order to help long term success of the company.
  • Develop and maintain budgets for bill of materials and investments while supporting decision making in resource conflicts between supplier capability, timing, technology and costs for projects.
  • Drive Procurement team to ensure full component availability and complete and report on new model introduction planning objectives.


  • Automotive and Manufacturing/Engineering industry knowledge & experience.
  • Proven experience as Category/Commodity manager/Senior Buyer or procurement manager.
  • Understanding of data analysis and forecasting methods with strong previous experience.
  • An energetic, innovative, resilient and adaptable style, with evidence of success in fast paced environments while achieving success with high attention to detail.
  • Management of sourcing activities, including RFx processes and broader category management.
  • Ensuring you manage your supply base accurately to deliver optimal value.
  • A strong desire to build effective and communicate/forge sustainable relationships with your stakeholders & suppliers.
  • The desire to make a difference in a growing company looking to make an instant impact.
  • Degree qualified. (Although not essential)