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Job Title

Category Manager

Industry SectorServices, Transport & Distribution
LocationsNorth West
Contract TypeInterim / Contract
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted08 November 2018

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Category Manager

Temporary 9-Month Fixed Term contract

Albert Dock, Liverpool

Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits


Here at Yodel we deliver more than just parcels we deliver a great experience when it comes to your career too. We are looking to hire an experienced Category Manager to join our procurement team on a 9 month fixed term contract at our Head office in Albert Dock Liverpool.


We’re a big believer in rewarding our employees for all the amazing work they do. As well as a competitive remuneration package and genuine career development we offer private medical insurance, discounted city centre car parking and a generous double contribution pension scheme. Other great benefits on offer include discounted hotel stays, gym memberships and Virginmedia discounts.  And if like us you enjoy online shopping up to 25% discount off [link removed] Could you ask for much more?


As the Category Manager your responsibilities will include:

Conducting category planning to aid budgeting and forecasting process. Being financially & commercially aware of the precise position of projects within the portfolio
Identifying value and innovation opportunities and proactively drive these opportunities through the relevant areas of the business. 
Identifying key areas of financial risk and supply vulnerability that exist within the portfolio to which the company is exposed, and develop action plans by which they will be minimised.
Working with key stakeholders and meet the business needs through use of Category Management tools and techniques and the strong leadership of a cross-functional team.
Executing Category Management and delivery of financial benefit through strong presentation and facilitation skills.
Building effective supplier relationships across the most strategic/critical suppliers within the portfolio to mitigate risk and drive value for Yodel through use of SRM tools and techniques
 Maintaining smooth operations, ensuring that Yodel’s suppliers are compliant with Yodel ethical trading policy and that our suppliers demonstrate a commitment to meeting our expectations of Corporate Responsibility.


Experience and Skills you will be required to Demonstrate:

Substantial business experience, preferably from within a Services or Logistics sector, of which the majority should have been spent within a procurement discipline. 
Strong working knowledge of relevant supply markets of many of the categories
Excellent Category Management & Supplier Relationship Management knowledge of tools and techniques and proven record of executing such strategies cross-functionally.
Strong Project Management experience
Good facilitator with strong relationship management skills.
Significant experience of leading cross-functional teams to explore and agree strategic options
 Excellent contract management and review skills.
 Ability to present to stakeholders and communicate complex messages.
 Ability to make decisions in a fast moving environment.
Ability to inspire people to work cross-functionally – facilitating groups of individuals to work together on creating solutions.


This a fantastic interim opportunity for an experienced Category Manager to create and execute procurement strategies and maximise Yodel purchasing power. Are you up for the Challenge?  

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