Procurment Manager

Job Title: Procurment Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Northampton
Salary: £40000 per annum
Start Date: 2019-05-04 00:00:00
Reference: 137100962
Contact Name: Ruth Humes
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 04, 2019 18:30

Job Description

My client based in Northampton is seeking a Senior Category Manager.

Salary 40k + Company car

Benefits (25 days holiday, pension scheme, medical cover, childcare vouchers, retail discounts, flexible working, training, development and secondments opportunities)

For the role of Senior Category Manager you will be responsible for ensuring that you lead and provide strategic direction to the Procurement team. Drive transformation change in order to achieve the strategic objective, develop capability and deliver an agile, customer focused procurement team. Deploy a common category management methodology within procurement. Development of category strategies which maximize customer value for money and a continuous improvement structure to ensure the Strategic Sourcing methodologies are reviewed and enhanced appropriately. A strong category management competency deployed into the relevant categories, which can be demonstrated to customer and stakeholders. Strong relationships between customer services, product design, supply chain and procurement teams, minimizing risk in requirement specification.

Person Spec
Ideally seeking a candidate with experience within Wholesaler or Manufacturer in a commercial Management role. Experience in procurement of garment or clothing would be a huge advantage.
CIPS Level 6/MCIPS accreditation or working towards (Desirable)

Key Responsibilities:
o Development of the commercial model to drive growth in savings
o Formulation and implementation of annual business strategy and tactics
o Management of the product range
o Managing a team of Procurement professionals ensuring continuous development and taking responsibility for performance management of the team
o Foster a culture of learning and talent development to drive improvement, customer satisfaction and increased innovation
o Working in a collaborative manner with the Head of Design, Customer Service, Supply Chain and operations.
o Articulate clearly the Procurement Team objectives
o Deliver the product cost based reduction plan during transition and continuous improvement phase
o Implement and deliver the Supplier Relationship Management to key suppliers
o Develop the category management strategies working collaboratively to share knowledge and achieve goals
o Represent Procurement at key stakeholders forums and promote accordingly
o Guide and Coach Procurement team members when required

Please contact Ruth on 07764959511 for a full job spec.