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Category Manager: 3PL


Market Leading FMCG

£60k + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits


If you are a procurement and logistics expert with experience of covering 3PL suppliers, then this opportunity in the West Midlands could good be a perfect move for you.

This multi-million £ manufacturer and distributer are looking for someone to take control of this greenfield procurement category covering company wide logistics on a global scale. The role will involve managing crucially important suppliers of 3PL and 4PL services, setting the strategic direction of the category, and driving procurement compliance and excellence across logistics and supply chain

This company offers unparalleled benefits and an opportunity to help in the development of a brand new role within the procurement function. The firm is seeing huge amounts of growth and success, and as such is looking to grow its professional workforce of nearly 20,000 people globally.

This role is based in the West Midlands, near Birmingham.

Category Manager: 3PL Role Outline:

  • Sole responsibility for the strategic development and implementation of this new category, acting as the subject matter procurement expert and first point of contact within your category
  • Liaising, working alongside and advising senior level stakeholders from across the company, cooperating with departments including logistics, supply chain and legal to ensure that business needs are being met and strategic aims achieved
  • Take a hands on approach to procurement within your category, getting involved in the whole end to end procurement process including managing crucial third party (3PL) logistics suppliers and taking a lead in negotiations
  • Conducting category reviews in order to mitigate risk, achieve savings and strive for constant improvement and innovation

Experience Required:

Our client is looking for a first class procurement and logistics professional, with experience of handling logistics procurement, indirect categories and 3PL suppliers.

  • Experience at a similar category management level, with excellent exposure to the whole end to end procurement process preferably within a manufacturing/FMCG environment
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, with a track record of working with suppliers and senior level management
  • Strong academic credentials, degree level educated and MCIPS or other relevant qualifications

If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity, and about this market leading client then please send your CV in application to [link removed]

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West Midlands
£60000 Per Annum
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Manager (Location / Team Leade
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