Category Manager

Ref No. BHN548274
Location Nuneaton, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Open


A prestigious engineering manufacturer is looking to recruit for a Category Manager/Commodity Manager based in Hinkley on a full time permanent basis.


Proven experience within a strategic sourcing, commodity/category management or similar role, manufacturing is preferred but not essential

The Job

A prestigious engineering manufacturer is looking to recruit for a Category Manager/Commodity Manager based in Hinkley on a full time permanent basis.

Role - Category Manager

Type - Permanent

Locations - Hinkley

Salary - Competitive (DOE)

Hybrid working

Key responsibilities for Category Manager and will not be limited to:

  • Manage, mentor and support a team of Procurement Category Specialists.
  • Develop and maintain expert knowledge of respective global supply market and ensure suitable knowledge base is maintained for the company.
  • Help their team develop a strategy for their commodities ensuring best value, quickest and most suitable sources for new model development programmes.
  • Perform category management including strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management, contract performance and risk management through or with their team
  • Analyse supplier resources to ensure continued development support from our suppliers with their team members.
  • Identify cost saving opportunities and developing a strategy through VE or negotiations with their team members.
  • Support and mentor their team through difficult negotiations and supply concerns particularly during the development phase of new parts through to approvals and build deliveries.
  • Preparation of reports and presentations for senior management meetings for their respective categories /commodities.
  • Help to create, review, and challenge processes within the department and company to ensure it is value-added.
  • From time to time, represent the department in high level internal and external meetings.
  • Conduct regular workload reviews with individual team members & regular meetings with the team.

Key skills and experience required for Category Manager job applicant and will not be limited to:

  • Self-motivated and resilient.
  • Flexible and adaptable, analytical and Logical
  • Able to take instruction and work under pressure.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Be commercially able to develop fact based problem evaluations.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills problem solving, can-do attitude, self-motivation, and be able to influence.
  • Be able to maintain a positive team and keep them motivated particularly through periods of change and challenge.
  • Attention to detail and having a high degree of accuracy but at the same time be able to see the "bigger picture"
  • Multi-tasking experience and flexibility to address immediate priorities and still manage deadlines with longer-term projects and strategic initiatives.
  • Extensive experience within commodity Management experience within a manufacturing organisation.

To apply for this Category Manager / Senior Category Manager / Commodity Manager / Senior Commodity Manager candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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