Assistant Category Manager

Haywood Knight Associates Limited
18 May 2017
17 Jun 2017
Contract Type
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