Category Manager

An industry-leading multinational organisation is recruiting a Category Manager to manage its fleet, logistics and distribution categories.

This is a great opportunity to work for a large multinational organisation with more than 20,000 employees in over 50 countries.

As Category Manager, you will be responsible for managing the procurement of goods and services across its fleet, logistics and distribution categories.

The main responsibilities of the Category Manager role include:

  • Deliver year-on-year cost reduction strategies
  • Minimise supply risks by proactively identifying high-risk suppliers and deploying a risk mitigation plan
  • Drive supplier relationship management initiatives with critical suppliers to extract the best value
  • Drafting and implementing supplier agreements, appraising their performance against agreed KPIs
  • Develop category plans and drive execution of the plan for cost reduction, risk reduction and process improvement
  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies for the respective commodities within the deadlines
  • Participate in service level review agreements for the major contracts with suppliers and resolve commercial issues
  • Engage stakeholders at all levels to get the required support on the recommended sourcing strategy

The commodities/services you will be dealing with are; hauliers and freight services, forklifts, fuel, tyres, operational fleet, ferries, garage maintenance and vehicle maintenance.

Key experience and skills required::

  • Good knowledge of MRP systems, preferably SAP
  • Experience in leading and developing sourcing strategies
  • Good knowledge of fleet management
  • Contract management and negotiation experience

Benefits of the role include:

  • Up to £60,000
  • Life insurance
  • Pension contribution