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Category Manager - Global Manufacturing Giant

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Category Manager - Global Manufacturing Giant

Reference171015_363593
RecruiterBramwith Consulting
Industry SectorFinance, Banking & Insurance, Food Service, Catering, & Hospitality, Grocery, IT & Technology, Logistics Services, Management Consulting, Non-Grocery, Professional Services & Media, Property Management / Building Maintenance, Retail, Road & Rail Transportation, Sea Freight & Shipping, Service - Other, Services, Telecoms, Internet & Communications, Transport & Distribution, Travel, Leisure & Tourism, Warehousing & Distribution
Salary£40,000 to £48,000 per annum
Town/CitySurrey
LocationsBedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, South East (Excl London), Surrey, West Sussex
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted07 October 2017

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Category Manager – Global Manufacturing Giant – Surrey - £48,000 + Package

This manufacturing giant is experiencing a period of aggressive growth on a global scale. Due to this expansion they are looking to take on a Category Manager to manage the full end to end procurement process.

Global Category Manager role profiles:-

  • Play pivotal roles in the development, management and implementation of comprehensive strategies on a global and regional basis to deliver impressive cost savings and wider commercial benefits that impact company results
  • Raw Materials category on strategy development and supply chain planning forums
  • Develop supply strategies that deliver business requirements across assurance of supply, quality, regulatory, service, cost and innovation
  • Implement initiatives and programs to improve quality of bought-in goods and services and reduce lead times
  • Build strategic relationships with critical suppliers and develop risk mitigation strategies to provide secure and cost effective sources for specialist commodities
  • Participate in the development of Continuous Improvement strategy for the supply base, employing Lean Six Sigma approaches
  • Benefit from personally tailored professional development programmes to aid your quick progression within the company



Required qualifications & experience:-

  • 2-3+ years Procurement / Strategic Sourcing / Category Management experience, with a CV that details commercial achievements (cost savings & avoidance, risk mitigation, supplier relationship and performance improvement, stakeholder engagement)
  • Expertise in manufacturing processes or regulatory requirements
  • Raw materials procurement experience
  • Procurement / strategic sourcing / buying experience within complex global organisations
  • Degree & CIPS qualifications preferred though not essential



This is an exciting opportunity to join a globally respected and incredibly successful organisation with an important purpose.

Key skills: procurement, strategic procurement, indirect procurement, direct procurement, MRO procurement, Utilities procurement, Capex Procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, MCIPS, business partnering, stakeholder management, supplier relationship management, purchasing, leadership, commercial management, project management, eProcurement, contract management, negotiation, manufacturing, risk management

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Recruiter: Bramwith Consulting
Tel: +44 (0)207 138 4100
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