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Category Assistant

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorFMCG - Non Food, Manufacturing
Salary£20,000 to £22,000 per annum
LocationsWest Midlands, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted02 July 2018

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To manage all of the day to day enquiries, queries and admin tasks within the category, providing other departments within the business with accurate information in a timely manner.

Providing support to the category manager & wider department with any project or reporting work that arises, ensuring all timescales are met and work is done to the required standard.

Client Details

A leading FMCG manufacturer & suppliers


Requests for pricing – Complete RFP enquiries accurately and within defined timescales.

Data – Ensure data regarding product, suppliers etc is set up and maintained accurately.

Account support – Be the first point of contact for the account support functions

Reports – Generate and maintain departmental and category specific reports eg. Category spend/margin, Raw Material tracking.

Meetings – Attend supplier meetings, prepare pre-meeting reports with KPI trackers and take and file minutes.

New suppliers – Research, assess and make initial contact with potential new suppliers, updating the supplier intelligence matrix.

Samples – Organise and label supplier samples rotating new/obsolete to make sure storage is available at all times.

Sub Category Management – Take ownership of a sub-category, producing a cost saving plan and undertaking tender activity.

Market research – Gather market data to be included in the category plans.

Projects – Provide support with any category or departmental project work.

Tenders – Provide the necessary support with tenders to ensure they are delivered on time and in line with the agreed strategy.

Assist stock control – Provide first line support to stock control with any out of stock issues.

Cost savings and rebates – Help the category/department meet cost saving/rebate targets at any opportunity.


The successful candidate will have an intermediate excel skill set , as well as having exposure to a department previously. SAP would be beneficial but not essential

Job Offer

A competitive package, unrivalled progression opportunities

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Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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