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Category Manager - Indirect Procurement

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorFMCG - Non Food, Manufacturing
Salary£35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Town/CityWest Midlands
LocationsWest Midlands, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted30 August 2017

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Michael Page Indirect Procurement are supporting this dynamic organisation in recruiting a new Category Manager to support in delivering all aspects of procurement including supplier search, qualification and approval, tendering, contract negotiation and formulation and contract management, category & supplier management

Client Details

Our client is an ambitious and fast moving organisation with a commitment to procurement. They have invested heavily in realigning procurement and are eager for the function to be more heavily involved in front end strategy.


The Category Manager for this organisation will be responsible for:
  • Analysis of procurement spend and supply base to establish suppliers per procurement category and sub category
  • Analysis of supply markets to identify potential suppliers and market trends
  • Manage and develop supplier relationships and ongoing negotiations, for the procurement category and sub categories, using leading practice procurement tools (such as cost trend analysis, price change analysis and supplier Performance reviews) to deliver breakthrough performance in cost, service and Quality; keep internal stakeholders informed and involved in ongoing supplier management
  • Identification of internal and external cost drivers in the categories.
  • Development of savings opportunities and benchmarking of industry Standards and practices to identify quick win opportunities.
  • Negotiate and manage contractual agreements with suppliers to ensure that service, quality, added value, total cost, security of supply and the deployment of the supplier’s capabilities in innovation are secured.
  • Preparation of pre tender and tender documents in conjunction with key stakeholders


The ideal candidate for this role will demonstrate the following:

  • Proven experience in a procurement category management role
  • Proven experience of working in a cross functional environment
  • Proven experience of delivery of a procurement category strategy and benefits including financial savings
  • In depth procurement knowledge of specified procurement category and procurement tools & techniques
  • Knowledge of indirect expenditure Category Groups
  • Proven ability to analyse issues at supply market level and supply chain level
  • Proven ability to lead negotiations at the highest levels with suppliers on contracts up to £10m

Job Offer

This role is is available to candidates between £35,000 and £45,000 + benefits

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