(IM2088) Category Manager

£40,000.00 - 50,000.00 Per Annum

Category Manager


The Category Manager role overview:

To identify and select the best suppliers based on their potential to contribute and to introduce vendor development programs to improve efficiency and quality while reducing costs.

Your Responsibilities as a Category Manager:

·         Assess the essential skills, capabilities, and capacity of potential vendors, taking into account their competitive positioning.

·         Use standard industry cost models and benchmarking analysis to ensure the selection of suitable suppliers aligns with our strategic sourcing strategy.

·         Collaborate with Finance and business leaders to pinpoint and implement cost-saving measures aimed at lowering the overall cost of ownership

·         Provide guidance and support to internal stakeholders, including engineering, planning, purchasing, and sales teams to develop sourcing strategies.

·         To analyse markets across multiple business lines to organise and improve the ITL sourcing processes.

·         Performing regular reviews of suppliers and implementing projects to drive the business forward.       

·         Provision of purchasing analysis reports to have the ability to show spending amounts in different sectors and to highlight specific areas that require greater focus.   

Your Skills & Experience:

·         Minimum degree level Qualification in either Engineering, Supply Chain Management or Business Economics.

·         Excellent communicator with proven supply chain management and negotiation skills allied to strong technical, and financial acumen.

·         An in-depth knowledge of working with LEAN tools and KPI’s to aid improved business efficiency, costs, and quality control initiatives.

·         Experience of preparing and presenting detailed reports to highlight areas of the business where cost savings and improved reliability of supply would be achieved.

·         Persuasive and influential with an exceptionally high level of attention to detail.
Ability to manage multiple suppliers across a range of technologies.