RETAIL CATEGORY MANAGER- £38,000-£40,000 + Benefits + Career Progress

Credere Resourcing Ltd
12 Apr 2017
12 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
High Profile Global Business Leicester, East Midlands

Retail Category Manager working within a fast paced Procurement team within a global business, managing an extensive product portfolio, supporting a major customer channel.

(Procurement of Retail Consumables experience required)

As a Retail Category Manager you will be responsible for -

- Procurement process end to end and the management of key vendors
- Sourcing products and negotiating spend, translating the departmental procurement process into effective buying solutions.
- Optimizing procurement processes such as tenders, buying alliances, direct sourcing, e-sourcing/e-auctions and commodity sourcing.
- Assist the delivery of growth, profitability in line with customer needs, showing a strong awareness of LCC sourcing including Near East, Far East and Emerging Markets.

We are specifically looking for Category Manager or a Procurement professional that have procured retail products and consumables on behalf of major retailers.

As a team, the Retail Category Managers are heavily customer focused and you will contribute -

- Sourcing, co-ordinating and delivering the total introduction process of new products in alignment with customer requirements.
- Undertake full product life cycle management of any bespoke customer specific products, identifying and recommending potential vendors.
- Manage negotiation strategies with vendors including price, rebates, quality and delivery conditions for products in your assigned procurement category portfolio.

It is expected that successful candidates will have the following:

- Proven experience of working within a similar Retail category manager / procurement specialist / sourcing specialist role with 2 - 4 years' experience at this level.
- Experience of buying / sourcing retail consumables and products.
- Experience of sourcing new products and finding new suppliers from scratch.
- Ability to qualify suppliers and negotiate prices and contract terms.
- Bilingual - European languages, not a necessity.

In return, joining this team will offer you a real challenge and excellent working culture with the opportunity to progress long term within a global business. A salary of £38,000-£40,000, 25 days holiday + bank holidays, contributory pension, healthcare, free parking and long term career progression.