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Category Manager - Marketing

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorOther
Salary£40,000 to £47,000 per annum
BenefitsBonus, Pension
LocationsSouth East (Excl London), Surrey
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted24 July 2017

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Develop and delivery of category and sourcing strategies. The delivery of category strategies, sourcing and contract management projects will comply with the relevant policies, processes, systems and templates.

Client Details

Large travel and tourism organisation


Principal Accountability

  • Implement optimal sourcing solutions for assigned categories using demand forecasting and market capacity profiling as directed by the Senior Category Manager or Procurement Business Partner.
  • Conduct sourcing activities which align with the business and category strategies as well as the subsequent management of them in terms of contract variations, contract performance and contract innovation/enhancements.
  • Develop overarching category contracting strategies. Provide the analysis that helps the businesses plan their procurement requirements and to set their budgets.
  • Implement the contract management process to realise maximum benefit from the sourcing activity with reviews of business usage and compliance of contract. Help the designated businesses to understand their spend profiles, supplier profiles and compliance to agreements.


  • An ability to think creatively to solve complex challenges with low levels of definition
  • Experience of stakeholder engagement within a complex environment
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills, with the presence to be a role model for other team members and the confidence to challenge
  • Demonstrates a lack of acceptance of the status quo, "business as usual" and willingness to challenge
  • Shows a willingness to look for ideas or intelligence from outside the immediate team, their business, and their industry
  • Is visibly proactive in resolving potential difficulties and overcoming barriers
  • Shows an understanding of how to build trust with customers and stakeholders through their interactions
  • Excellent commercial awareness and hunger for best value
  • Self-starter, resilient and tenacious under pressure

Job Offer

Full time role as a Category Manager - Marketing

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