Logistics Category – Procurement Manager

A leading Manufacturing company based in central Hampshire is looking for an experienced Category Manager to manage its Logistics and FM spend.

A leading multinational manufacturing organisation with UK Headquarters in Hampshire and five Business Units nationwide is seeking to appoint a Category Manager to manage the logistics partner contract and seek opportunities to reduce spend.

Reporting to the Head of Procurement, you will be responsible for a spend of £50m within primarily the Logistics category, but also will have some additional responsibilities within other categories including FM.

You will work within a team of three and will be expected to develop strong internal and external partner relationships to ensure the long-term success of this post.

As Category Manager your key responsibilities will be:

  • Supplier sourcing for long-term sustainable competitive advantage
  • Primary focus on the Logistics, Facilities Management and Property Categories of spend
  • Provide strategic direction and operational support to stakeholders and partners
  • Responsible for sub-category strategies. 
  • Embrace technology
  • Responsible for the communication of sourcing plans
  • Provide in-depth supply market knowledge across the assigned sub-categories and translate into strategic actions
  • Ownership of category supplier base and associated SRM & TCO initiatives

Skills and experience:

  • MCIPS qualified or working towards is desirable
  • Good practical knowledge of Procurement
  • Good communication skills, able to clearly articulate the value of procurement.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills  

Benefits of the Head of Procurement role include:

  • Up to £50k base salary
  • £4,000 car allowance
  • Bonus
  • Pension
  • 27 days holiday
  • High-street discounts