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Category Manager - Purchasing & Supply Chain

RecruiterCast UK Limited
Industry SectorEngineering, Engineering - Other, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£50,000 to £60,000 per annum
BenefitsCar Allowance + Bonus + Benefits
LocationsGloucestershire, South West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted13 September 2017

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Category Manager – Purchasing & Supply Chain

Engineering & Manufacturing


c £60,000 Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits package

Role Profile

Outstanding opportunity for Senior Category Manager / Purchasing Manager with focus on supporting Purchasing activities across a number divisions of this multinational manufacturing operation. Programmes are specifically involved with new product launches at a time of multiple platform introductions and significant expansion globally.

Ideally coming from a strategic purchasing environment in a engineering / manufacturing environment, the ideal candidates will be comfortable coordinating both Purchasing and Production functions whilst managing engagement with the supplier base.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Ensure that the new suppliers have met group quality standards. and action plans are in place with identified ‘risk’ suppliers based on PPM, previous warranty data and audit scores.
  • Ensure cost targets are met for components on each programme.
  • Ensure focus on achieving the cost targets set for each project.
  • Support purchasing in supplier negotiations
  • Ensure that supplier performance and development plans are managed effectively.
  • Ensure early involvement of the supply base in NPI process.
  • Management of team of 6 across Purchasing & Supply Chain

Skills & Experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven negotiation knowledge
  • Presentation ability
  • Financial Awareness
  • Assertiveness

Ideally the candidate should have the following:
  • Educated to degree level (Business or Engineering preferable)
  • CIPS
  • 5 Years + relevant experience
  • Customer focussed background
  • Flexibility to travel

Client information

Multinational manufacturing organisation with operations across the UK


c £60,000 Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits package

About Cast UK

Cast UK is a leading executive consultancy, providing national recruitment solutions to both clients and candidates. Specialising in Business Change & Transformation, HR, Procurement, Buying, Supply Chain, and Logistics, each member of our specialist team has a professional background specific to their recruiting sector. With this unique insight and knowledge, our consultants are able to place individuals from trainee through to main board. For more information on Cast UK and a complete list of all of our current vacancies, please visit [link removed]

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Recruiter: Cast UK Limited
Tel: 0333 121 3345
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