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DATE ADDED: Thu 27/06/2019

Category Manager

WA3, UK
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JOB TYPE: Permanent

SALARY: £40000 - £45000/annum Bonus, Healthcare etc

Job Title: Category Manager (Casting Category)

Location: Warrington, Cheshire (WA3)

Salary: £40K - £45K (DOE)

Contract Type: Permanent

Hrs :- Full Time 37.5hrs (Mon-Fri)

Sector: Renewables/Management/Manufacturing

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Category Manager to join a leading international company, specialising in the sustainable energy industry.

As the Category Manager, you will be responsible for the Castings Category, including relevant sub-categories. You will lead, build and develop the category by strategy development and implementation within the area.

As Category Manager, your duties will be:

* Select and negotiate contracts with new suppliers and build and develop strong and mutually beneficial partnerships with key suppliers.

* You will secure and increase savings and customer satisfaction through sourcing projects and supplier development programs.

* Lead and manage all commercial activities with the suppliers, including negotiation of relevant contracts and agreements e.g. prices, spare parts and new product contracts.

* Be responsible for managing suppliers by introducing the supplier relationship management concept (SRM).

* Lead the development and execution of the sourcing strategy, supplier selection and cost reduction efforts.

* Deliver on the agreed targets and KPI's.

* Secure safe introduction of new or changed products in cooperation with relevant colleagues.

An ideal Category Manager will hold the following skills and experiences:

* Preferably hold a degree within a relevant discipline.

* Has strategic sourcing and category management experience.

* Have experience with iron casting, metal parts manufacturing or similar.

* Have strong negotiation, project management and management skills.

* Has excellent financial knowledge and have a good understanding of business processes.

* Excellent IT skills.

* Possess good presentation and communication skills.

* Have strong analytical skills with a solution-focused attitude.

Your primary work location will be Warrington based, however you should expect 50-80 travel days per year.

In return, you will have excellent opportunities for professional and personal development, a generous starting salary of £40K - £45K with an excellent benefits package
Role: Category Manager
Job Type: Permanent
Location: WA3, Cheshire,

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