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Interim Category Manager

Interim Category Manager

  • Location

    London, England

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  • Salary:

    £160 - £200 per day

  • Contact:

    Sam Solt

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  • Job ref:

    SS - 14301_1603818018

  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Interim Category Manager

Interim Category Manager required for a contract until the end of March 2021 to support with additional volume within a FTSE organisation.


To support the UK Procurement vision to lead the delivery of the market strategy, governance, and policies, and delivering significant value through market specific strategic sourcing initiatives and supplier relationship management.

The role is responsible for developing, implementing and delivering the Category strategy for their specific area.

This is a senior commercial role that will lead and develop sourcing initiatives for their category, providing category expertise to focus on strategic sourcing, content expertise and value delivery (price and total cost of ownership), whilst actively managing significant risk and issues with suppliers.

As a senior member of the team this role will support Category Specialists to develop, implement and communicate strategic sourcing strategies.


  • Graduate Degree (e.g. BA, BSc, MEng) or higher (e.g. MA)
  • MCIPS or equivalent professional qualification
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Significant Category management experience and expertise in a related industry or in a large blue chip organisation.
  • Proven evidence of sourcing similar products and services
  • Proven ability and experience of delivering savings through driving strategic category planning
  • Experienced negotiator who is proficient at drawing upon and developing fact based negotiation plans and operating at a senior level
  • Industry and marketplace experience relevant to this role including knowledge of relevant industry legislation
  • Contract and supplier relationship management expertise
  • Comprehensive experience of working closely with interval stakeholders to ensure a successful commercial outcome
  • Proficient at drafting contracts and familiar with contract law
  • Recent and relevant experience of leading cross functional/business unit teams

To be considered for the Interim Category Manager position, please call Sam on 01483 213 304.