Job Details




£45000 - £55000 per annum



Job Details

Category Manager
£45,000 - £55,000pa
Location: Berkshire
Enhanced Pension Contribution 
Additional Benefits 
Permanent – Full Time
Previous Category Experience Flexible 
Our client is looking for an experienced category manager or senior buyer and is flexible on previous sector and category focus.  You must be experienced in end to end category management and capable of being flexible to work across multiple categories,  providing great flexibility and role diversification. 

Your Responsibilities:
  • Manage a diverse supplier portfolio, continually enhancing contracted expectations throughout the contract life cycle to unlock additional value.
  • Offer extensive category insights and market intelligence to internal stakeholders, crafting and executing category strategies and sourcing events. Your subject matter expertise (SME) support will be instrumental in identifying and managing category-level risks.
  • Assume the role of the commercial authority for your category, equipping the organisation with the agility to swiftly respond to market shifts.
  • Proactively engage with internal stakeholders to shape category approaches, aligning with business needs, expenditure, and supplier strategies.
  • Lead and assess competitive tenders and proposals for goods and services procurement, serving as a primary liaison with suppliers within your designated category.
  • Ensure the timely and accurate reporting of sourcing projects, leveraging available reporting tools to maintain transparency and accountability.
  • Uphold company and departmental standards, policies, and procedures, fostering a culture of compliance and excellence.

Your Profile:

  • A skilled networker with a knack for building fruitful relationships across diverse teams, fostering collaboration and flexible solutions that benefit both individuals and the organisation.
  • Demonstrated ability to challenge industry conventions and drive sustained performance enhancements through proactive initiatives.
  • Proficient in leading complex supplier negotiations, managing categories up to £100m, with a keen understanding of pre- and post-deal processes to deliver value-added improvements.
  • A track record of influencing internal stakeholders and suppliers, catalysing meaningful change through effective communication and persuasion.
  • Familiarity with operating within intricate supply chain environments, with the ability to prioritise and manage risks and complexities effectively.
If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to find out more, we look forward to your application / CV and discussing further.

James Jagpal268

Ref: 268281829