We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Category Manager to join a global manufacturing company in Cheltenham. This role will be managing a commodity group and with it a portfolio of suppliers on all matters from strategic elements such as budget management objectives to more operational tasks ensuring seamless continuity of supply.
This role will be well suited to someone who is working as a Category Manager, Commodity Manager, Senior Buyer, Technical Buyer, Commodity Buyer or Category Buyer.
Role Responsibilities for the Category Manager:
Managing a range of key categories directly, being the subject matter expert for the category - In this instance its Plastics and Chrome.
Being the reporting contact for all Key Performance Indicators, demonstrating achievements against commodity plan.
Continuously driving process improvement for all purchasing activities and flow of materials.
Initiating sourcing activities and other cost reduction initiatives.
Managing supplier base, ensuring strong relationships are built and nurtured.
Working closely with engineers on NPI projects.
Contributes to global category strategy.Skills and Competencies for the Category Manager:
Experience in a Manufacturing/Assembly Industry.
Familiarity with Engineering drawings.
SAP Experience (desired, not essential)
Experience with suppliers from China/Far East.Salary:
£47,000 - £53,000 + Bonus and Car
This role will be well suited to someone who is working as a Category Manager, Commodity Manager, Senior Buyer, Technical Buyer, Commodity Buyer or Category Buyer