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Job Title

Category Manager - Print Packaging and Metals

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorFMCG - Non Food, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
LocationsSouthern Wales, Wales
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted31 May 2017

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To be responsible for initiating and implementing an effective category management strategy, working to build strong relationships with partners to maximise the Royal Mint benefits. Accountable for the full end to end sourcing of a defined product and services portfolio, from identifying and negotiating with key suppliers, through to forecasting and inventory management with them.

Client Details

A household name in British Manufacturing are looking to bring 2 established Category Managers in to their Direct Purchasing team.

  • Accountable for the development and implementation of a complete category strategy in line with the key procurement objectives
  • Responsible for ensuring internal stakeholder engagement and a high level service is achieved
  • Responsible for running procurement tenders and projects delivering values defined in the category strategy
  • Through the management of a team, ensure that all day to day tasks are completed effectively and in a timely manner. This includes all managerial responsibility
  • Manage complex negotiations around supply continuity work with peers, colleagues and key stakeholders to develop where appropriate strategic alliances across our supply base
  • Set and define the standards and key performance measures for the category team in alignment with the Head of Procurement
  • Continuous monitoring of wider market trends to innovate, promote best practice and ensure commercial advantage


Candidates from a FMCG or General Manufacturing background will be successful in this position. In an ideal world you would have covered Metals and or Print and Packaging but candidates from outside of this will also be considered.
  • MCIPS or studying towards
  • Competent procurement expertise with a proven track record in delivering cost savings and service enhancements
  • Attention to detail and great time management is essential
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics AX would be an advantage
  • Proven track record in Supplier Relationship Management
  • The ability to establishing credibility among the various stakeholder communities, working closely with site teams is a requirement
  • Knowledge of managing and/or active participation in large, complex cross-functional projects

Job Offer

The salary range for the role is between £38,000 and £42,000.

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