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Procurement Category Manager

£55000 - £58000

Supply Chain and Procurement

North West




Job Description

**Procurement Category Manager - North West London - up to £58k**

Based in North West London, our client is a leading retailer, with a diverse product range reaching out to an ever expanding customer base. With a business that is increasing year on year, they are seeking a Procurement Category Manager to secure improved terms with suppliers to benefit factories and partners!

What does this Procurement Category Manager role involve?

  • Lead the effective strategic implementation, monitoring and development of existing and new contracts

  • Manage and develop supplier relationships

  • Draft plans for strategic material groups, consolidating internal and external information and considering business requirements and objectives, and implement them

  • Build a knowledge base for defined strategic material groups and become internal procurement expert for them

  • Track and report key financial information such as spend and material costs

  • Provide and oversee the provision of a comprehensive range of procurement advice to managers and staff

  • Conduct regular reviews of supplier performance in terms of quality, price and service;

  • Set and manage the budget for purchased items

  • Analyse trends within Procurement to utilise new solutions and initiatives to ensure efficiency

  • Manage tenders and supplier contractual negotiations

  • Seek new supply sources which add value to product, service and price propositions

  • Support the launch of new products by identifying reliable sources

What you will need to be for this Procurement Category Manager role:

  • Familiar with all aspects of the purchasing function (5 years' experience in procurement processes & commercial contracts management)

  • Innovative and influential in a rapid-growth 'change' environment

  • Strong commercial skills and ability to work in a rapid-growth business which is constantly changing

  • Fluent in English. Ability to speak a second language e.g. French, Spanish or German would be ideal.

  • Available to travel

  • Track record of successful negotiations

  • Project Management experience

  • Strong Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

If you have strong Purchasing and Procurement experience and looking for an exciting new role within Direct Procurement, please apply!

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