Category Purchasing Manager

Category Purchasing Manager

  • Office Support
  • Knowsley

Role: Category Purchasing Manager  

Salary: £40K-£60K

Location: Knowsley

Hours: Monday to Friday (9am-5pm)

A highly driven, motivated team player with previous procurement and contract management experience.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for daily procurement activities for Indirect products & services
  • Manage all contracts within the Indirect portfolio in line with business policies and procedures.
  • Work closely with key stakeholders both internal & external.
  • Manage numerous projects at any one time whilst representing the Purchasing department at key stakeholder meetings.
  • Provide cover for the purchasing manager and direct purchasing as and when necessary.
  • Sourcing new potential suppliers, negotiating quality, service, pricing and payment terms.
  • Develop & implement relevant SLA’s/KPI’s to drive supplier continuous improvement.
  • Monitor & report supplier performance.
  • Renegotiate contracts targeting continuous improvement and cost reduction.
  • Build & maintain relationships with key strategic suppliers

The successful candidate:

  • CIPS qualified or equivalent business qualification
  • Previous procurement experience of at least 5 years
  • Strong procurement and contract management knowledge & experience
  • Possess a hands-on can-do attitude, excellent communication skills and an ability to organise, plan and prioritise core tasks.
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • A driven and motivated individual with strong analytical mindset and a desire to progress
  • PRINCE2 Project Management qualification desirable but not essential

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