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Category Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorFMCG - Non Food, Manufacturing
Salary£45,000 to £50,000 per annum
LocationsCheshire, Lancashire, North West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted02 March 2018

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Category Manager - Purchasing and Procurement - Manchester

Client Details

Our client are a successful distribution based organisation with an impressive track record of double digit growth YOY. They have an established, high performing purchasing function with a good reputation within the organisation. The role will be based out of the Manchester location a be part of a new initiative to create dynamic supply chain.


As a category manager you will:
  • Build an internal network within the Manchester location and the wider group to understand the stakeholder requirements and ensure purchasing can deliver
  • Spend time with the sales teams and key customers to understand market demands (capacity, quality, lead times, and technology)
  • Take ownership of key projects including new sourcing activity, supplier development, and bid support
  • Support the purchasing team to hit the cost down target


The ideal candidate will be:
  • Already in a category manager role in a business distribution led environment
  • Have a track record of providing a link between purchasing, operations and sales, to ensure the organisation stays relevant to the customers
  • Have knowledge of raw materials and / or packaging based industries

Job Offer

£45,000 - £50,000 + car + package

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