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Category Manager - £65K - West Sussex

Category Manager - £65K - West Sussex

  • Location

    West Sussex

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £50000 - £65000 per annum + 10% bonus

  • Contact:

    Tom Atkin

  • Contact email:

    tom.atkin@1st-executive.com

  • Job ref:

    J691019_1711031441

  • Published:

    23 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2024-04-20

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Category Manager - £65K - West Sussex (Hybrid)

My client is growing significantly and are now looking to expand their Strategic Sourcing team due to a period of continued success. They are a world-leader in providing effective solutions in component parts, repair, and supply chain to over 1000 organisations worldwide.

From their state-of-the-art offices in West Sussex, they are now looking to hire a Category Manager to take responsibility for an allocated group of suppliers across their CRO division.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Negotiate, deliver, and manage key supplier Contracts
  • Post Contract Management
  • Deliver cost savings on an annual basis
  • Develop market knowledge in relation to allocated area of supplier/category responsibility
  • Supplier Relationship Management (SRM): Maintain knowledge of suppliers, own and lead strategic relationships, monitor and analyse supplier performance, identify opportunities and improvements
  • Pursue cost reduction, risk reduction and delivery performance

Experience:

Essential:

  • Demonstrated experience in Strategic Procurement activity within a complex environment.
  • Experienced in formulisation and implementation of procurement strategies and managing procurement life cycles.
  • Supplier performance management
  • Negotiating contracts and post contract management experience
  • Knowledge of Stakeholder and Supplier management techniques
  • High level of commercial acumen, ability to gather, analyse and interpret data to develop a category plan.

Desirable:

  • Technical and commercial understanding across either Aviation, Manufacturing, or the Automotive industry
  • Experience working with global regions, e.g. UK, Europe, US
  • Great analytical skills, including intermediate Excel ability.
  • Ability to travel to the office on a hybrid basis

If you have category management or strategic Purchasing and Procurement experience, please either apply directly to this advert, or get in touch with me at: tom.atkin@1st-executive.com