Category Manager - Steel

SF Recruitment
£45,000 per annum
19 Mar 2019
06 Apr 2019
Hair & Beauty
Contract Type
Full Time

SF Recruitment are currently recruiting for a Category Manager with Steel for a business based in Walsall.

Job Purpose: Responsible for developing and delivering a global category strategy for agreed categories of equipment spend. This will be delivered through the use of best-in-class approaches, working with our country staff and vendors.


  • Develop integrated (tactical and strategic) category sourcing strategy which delivers short term savings and drives category transformation through time.
  • Responsible for on-going category management (strategy management) activities including driving supplier performance, demand management savings, and increasing category compliance.
  • Monitor strategy implementation and contract compliance
  • Champion and secure efficiency and cost benefits for the category across our regions
  • Development and manage RFI and RFP processes as required to supply category strategies
  • Develop an expertise in the global procurement spend categories building material and product knowledge on a continual basis
  • Provide assistance to acquisition strategies by completing due diligence and integration activities for spend
  • To maximise the use of supply contracts that have been let by actively marketing them within the wider business.
  • Ensure all sourcing and contract management activity is undertaken in accordance with purchasing governance and relevant legislation.
  • To provide accurate and timely management information as required by stakeholders and the Head of Procurement.
  • To challenge demand forecasting and ensure buying decisions are influenced by current stock holding
  • To assist supplier relationship managers in their relationship with key vendors.

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