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Job Title

Category Manager- Directs

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£30,000 to £35,000 per annum
LocationsSouthern Wales, Wales
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted19 November 2018

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The Category Manager will take ownership over the direct procurement for materials across the various sites in South Wales.
The company has multiple manufacturing sites offering a range of products to the market, each site has a Buyer in place that will support the category strategy.

Client Details

Our Client manufactures high quality home improvement products that service both the trade and consumer channels. the business has grown substantially and now provide some of the best brands in their class.


Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to;
  • Working with the Group Procurement Director, identify and implement category strategies
  • Identify opportunities for cost reduction across a wide range of direct expenditure, preparing cost reduction plans and delivering savings against agreed targets
  • Identify new suppliers where required, who are capable of delivering sustainable cost reduction and improved service levels
  • Negotiation of contractual terms and conditions with suppliers at all levels of the organisation.
  • Liaise closely with Site Buyers to ensure the category strategy is rolled out at all levels


The successful Candidate will possess;
  • Demonstrable background in a similar role
  • Proven ability to negotiate at all levels
  • Demonstrable examples of bids and tenders
  • Demonstrable ability to negotiate and influence
  • Excellent communication both written and verbal
  • High proficiency in Microsoft suite including Excel
  • Ability to identify and implement cost saving strategies

Job Offer

Up to 35k depending on experience

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