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Category Manager

My client is a multinational FMCG manufacturer that places their product at the heart of what they do, it is a forward thinking and fast paced environment. They have global customer and supply base and they are looking for a Category Manager to join their experienced purchasing function and continue to grow and develop themselves and the business.

Description

The key responsibilities for this role based in St. Helens will be;

  • To find and source the necessary ingredients and additives needed to manufacture their product using new and existing suppliers.
  • Aiding new product development from creation to delivery finding sustainable materials and enhancing the product.
  • Creating and implementing Sourcing strategies/processes/cost down initiatives and sharing best practice throughout the Purchasing function.
  • Mitigating risk and taking total cost into consideration at all times whilst managing a global supply base.
  • Negotiate and communicate with suppliers for both raw materials and packaging ensuring that the best terms, quality and efficiency is achieved.
  • Responsible for an element of indirect spend in order for the business to operate accordingly.
  • React to market trends quickly and identify any potential opportunities and improvements.

Profile

The successful candidate for this Category Manager role will be the following;

  • From an FMCG purchasing background within food and drink with 3 years plus experience in a similar level role.
  • Great experience and understanding of ingredients and additives etc.
  • Managed a similar category in previous roles.
  • Able to demonstrate on their CV and verbally sourcing strategies and cost downs they have implemented previously as well as various other strategic achievements.
  • Have a forward thinking and innovative mind-set and the ability to react to the market in a fast paced environment.
  • Preferably degree and CIPS qualified.

Job Offer

£35,000 - £50,000 plus package

Advertiser
Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Reference
14087735/001
Job Type
Town/City
Liverpool
Salary and benefits
plus package
Salary
£35000 to £50000 Per Annum
Career Level
Experienced (4 years +)
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