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Job Title

Senior Category Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorTransport & Distribution
Salary£65,000 to £75,000 per annum
Benefitsnegotiable + benefits
Town/CityMilton Keynes
LocationsBuckinghamshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted29 October 2018

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A great Senior Category Manager opportunity working with a global 3PL for the true Procurement Professional with a significant background in overland, air freight, sea freight to join a highly motivated and energetic team within a dynamic function.

Client Details

Our client is a globally recognisable, market leading 3PL.


  • Act as Category Manager for the Overland, Air, and Sea Logistics categories and advise senior stakeholders on optimum strategies for the delivery of best value solutions. Ensure adherence to established ‘Best Practice’ procurement and reporting standards
    • Bring together, coalesce and work with cross-functional teams to implement solutions that meet the business needs at optimum whole life cost and in a manner that is consistent with excellent service to customers
    • Ownership and management of strategically important supplier relationships within the category area

  • Responsibility for monitoring and management of supplier performance in line with appropriate KPIs & SLAs
    Identification of opportunities to aggregate spend, take advantage of synergies and consolidate where appropriate

  • A track record in Overland, Air and Sea Logistics Category Management within a Procurement team environment (essential). Line management experience including objective setting and performance management, and demonstrating a flair for skills gap analysis and capability development.
  • The ability to deliver results as part of a professional indirect procurement function
  • Advanced negotiation skills and effective application of these skills to deliver improved contractual outcomes
  • The ability to manage upwards, communicate effectively and influence decision makers at all levels within the business coupled with an ability to understand (and where appropriate challenge!) user requirements
  • Experience of drafting, interpreting and agreeing contracts & legal agreements
  • An analytical, logical and numerate approach and an ability to interpret, manipulate and critically analyse data to produce concise and meaningful insights

Job Offer
  • Competitive salary
  • Attractive bonus
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Life assurance
  • Private health insurance
  • Pension Plan

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Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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