Category Manager - Supply Chain

South East (Home Counties)
£50000 - £55000 Per Annum £50-55,000 + car + benefits
23 May 2018
20 Jun 2018
Melanie Dallet
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type
The Company:

Our client is a large UK manufacturer of branded and own-label chilled food products, with annual revenues in excess of £500m and seven sites across the UK. The company is a progressive and forward looking organisation which places high value on people development and progression. The business has experienced a period of sustained growth and manufacture some of the UK`s most recognisable food products.

The Opportunity:

This is an opportunity for a procurement professional with MRO experience to join a company in the midst of expansion. A field based role, the Category Manager - Supply Chain forms part of the indirect procurement team, reporting into the Procurement Lead for Supply Chain. The role covers 4 sites therefore will require a portion of the week spent working away from home.

The main responsibilities of the role are:

• Delivering saving and cash flow targets within the categories identified
• Supporting the Procurement Lead – Supply Chain in developing strategic plans and budgets
• Driving improvement in supplier performance across service, quality and cost via the SRM program
• Establishing strong stakeholder alignment and support
• Designing and implementing a clear risk management strategy i.e. reduced exposure and appropriate supply security
• Support and implement the key functional development projects
• Developing a clear understanding the total costs of managing the supply chain spend area
• Satisfying internal customer service, quality and innovation needs
• Provide accurate and timely information to commercial teams and wider business on price movements and forecasts

The Person:

An experienced procurement professional the successful candidate will have MRO experience preferably within an FMCG environment.

The key attributes required are:

• Proven track record in procuring Engineering/MRO and site services categories
• Strong change management and implementation experience
• Track record for delivering sustainable and consistent cost saving projects
• Able to demonstrate a track record of engaging key stakeholders in category strategy development and implementation
• Flexibility in influencing skills/styles at all levels of the business
• Ability to demonstrate strategic change in a category role
• Advanced analytical skills
• Full clean driving license

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