Assistant Category Manager

Recruiter
Haywood Knight Associates Limited
Location
Norwich
Salary
30000.0000
Posted
18 May 2017
Closes
17 Jun 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Are you looking for the following in your next career move?

• A company that is continually growing with exciting plans for the future?

• An open & friendly working environment?

• To come first and not just be a number?

• Work for a winning team with great benefits and training?

You will be part of a team working with a training provider who invests seriously in training & development ensuring you have the best opportunities for personal career development.

The Assistant Category Manager role would suit somebody who is currently in a Junior Buying, Buyer/Procurement, Purchasing Assistant, Category Assistant role looking to progress their career. You will be open minded, able to use your own initiative and a free thinker.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:-

  • Supporting the category manager in procurement, bid writing, contract exercises
  • Lead bids appropriate to categories – funding, IT, professional services, and consultancy
  • Provide reports & KPI’s
  • Lead meetings
  • Work internally and externally with suppliers to help forecast stock requirements
  • Ensure that all pricing and administrative functions are processed accurately and in a timely manner
  • Manage your category having knowledge of forecasts, progression & current spend

As an Assistant Category Manager you will need knowledge in the following;

  • Experience within buying, procurement, category management, contract management, supply chain would be very beneficial
  • A professional qualification such as CIPS, MCIPS or Degree in supply chain
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal & written
  • Strong communication and influencing skills
  • Ability to use logical and creative thinking to solve problems and make decisions
  • Able to work under pressure