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Date Added: Fri 16/09/2022

Category Manager

Coventry, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £63,000 per annum

Working as part of the Procurement leadership team you will also be engaged in setting the functional strategy and leading change projects to ensure we continually improve our processes and systems and grow the capability of the team to move us forward to becoming the best Procurement team in our sector.

Client Details

An organisation in Coventry.


  • Be responsible for ensuring that our procurement category strategy and management delivers the requirements of our Hydrogen strategy and Hydrogen operations teams broader business objectives, driving value through the supply chain.
  • To build excellent relationships with key internal colleagues and external stakeholders, providing confidence in your ability to deliver the objectives set and becoming a key contact for our Hydrogen teams and external markets
  • Provide excellent market and supplier insight, staying up to date with the latest market and technology trends and using that knowledge to shape and execute strategy.
  • Take responsibility for delivering procurement and sourcing events efficiently and effectively, whilst ensuring compliance with relevant procurement regulations and legal obligations.
  • Drive business innovation through strong supplier engagement and supplier relationship management.


  • Previous experience of category management and strategic sourcing
  • Experience of working collaboratively with stakeholders to identify commercial opportunities across the value stream and influencing and negotiating with stakeholders
  • Track record of delivering sustainable commercial savings
  • Experience of sourcing and managing different forms of contracts/framework agreements
  • Experience of drafting and negotiating complex contracts
  • Experience in evaluating supplier capabilities
  • Knowledge of the Strategic Sourcing Process and Supplier Contracts Control Framework
  • Strong understanding of EU and Utility Procurement Directives.

Job Offer

  • 25 days holiday + statutory days + option to buy too
  • Competitive salary
  • Pension Scheme - double match up to 12%
  • Opportunity to earn bonus (up to 15%)
  • Flex Benefits including; cycle to work scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, insurances and healthcare packages
  • My Offers membership card - offering discounts and savings from hundreds of retailers
  • Support with financial wellbeing
  • Access to our Occupational Health Services
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