Category Manager

Location: Essex, England Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Sector: Engineering Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Callie Warner

Category Manager
Essex - Commutable from Braintree, Romford, Chelmsford, Colchester, Basildon ect…

Category Manager needed to join a very successful and growing Electronics Technology company based in Essex. This role will be working on in-direct procurement projects, you will be negotiating and working on contracts to do with gas, electricity, company cars, chemicals, and oxygen ect… This role will be very versatile and allow you to work in various areas of the facility. This role will also offer for the right candidate the opportunity to cover for the Head of Procurement when away from the business.

My client can offer you unlimited career progression. They are working on some very exciting projects that you will never get to work on anywhere else. If you want to make a difference and work on something unique then this is the role for you!

The successful Category Manager will want to work for this client not just because it's a great opportunity but also because they will give you a wealth of benefits including:

* Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 per annum
* Pension
* Life Assurance
* Employee Assistance Programme
* Perks at Work
* Cycle to Work scheme
* Simply Health
* Free on site car parking
* On site canteen
* Legal discounts
* Discount gym membership at local gyms
* Rail discounts
* Costco membership
* IT discounts

What the role entails:

Some of the main duties of the Category Manager will include:

* Establish relationships and deliver an effective and efficient service to internal/external customers and suppliers. Resolve supplier quality, serviceability and performance related issues
* Select suppliers (benchmark, negotiate and qualify) in accordance with the company strategy and the overall business goals
* Leverage category and market knowledge to select and chose relevant suppliers capable of delivering products and services with the best balance of cost/quality/services
* Define and lead sourcing strategy including the preparation of appropriate documentation for the competition process
* Establish interfaces with relevant functions across the business to ensure highest level of support and coordination to meet business needs and act as a point of escalation where operational managers cannot resolve disputes / service complaints
* Identify innovative solutions to drive continuous improvement cultures in all aspects of the procurement process both internally and externally
* Contribute to the ongoing development of Procurement strategy
* Manage contractual negotiation processes and methodology and execute the procurement strategy for categories, products and services including competitive benchmarking, supplier analysis, development, selection and aggregation of spend and pricing
* Develop strategic Suppliers to drive out costs and deliver savings and efficiencies year on year
* Experience of identifying cost reductions, implementing innovative action plans and strategies

What you need to be the successful Category Manager:

In order to be the successful Category Manager and have a chance to gain such an exciting opportunity you will ideally need to have the following:

* Experience of identifying cost reductions, implementing innovative action plans and strategies
* Strong communication skills and ability to influence others at all levels
* Flexible approach and willingness to travel
* Self-motivated, able to operate individually and as part of wider team
* Experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts

Experience of Supplier Risk Management development and implementation with identified key Suppliers

Must be eligible for Security Clearance

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Category Manager to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

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