Category Manager

Recruitment Genius
Pontyclun, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales
£44000 per annum
08 Jun 2017
07 Jul 2017
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
Location: 10 miles out of Cardiff

More than 1,000 years of experience have made this company the leader in the art of coin making, with its high quality work recognised and valued worldwide. They are the world's leading export mint, making coins and medals for over 40 countries every year.

In a challenging economic environment, few businesses are expanding and planning business growth as they are. A national treasure and well-recognised brand, their 5 year plan is ambitious and they seek only the very best talent to contribute to their success.

Category Manager

£44120 Plus excellent benefits

Quote Reference: - RM001
As a Category Manager, you will be responsible for initiating and implementing an effective category management strategy, working to build strong relationships with partners to maximize the company's benefits. You will be accountable for the full end to end sourcing of a defined product and services portfolio, from identifying and negotiating with key suppliers, through to forecasting and inventory management.


- Accountable for the development and implementation of a complete category strategy in line with the key procurement objectives
- Responsible for ensuring internal stakeholder engagement and a high level service is achieved
- Responsible for running procurement tenders and projects delivering values defined in the category strategy (DPO, WAPT)
- Through the management of a team, ensure that all day to day tasks are completed effectively and in a timely manner. This includes all managerial responsibility
- Manage complex negotiations around supply continuity work with peers, colleagues and key stakeholders to develop where appropriate strategic alliances across supply base.

Essential Requirements:

- Candidates should either possess the MCIPS qualification or be studying towards it.
- Competent and experienced procurement expertise with a proven track record in delivering cost savings and service enhancements
- Demonstrable track record in Supplier Relationship Management
- Exceptional negotiation skills
- Contracts/commercial terms knowledge
- Experience of managing large, complex cross-functional projects
- Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics AX would be an advantage

To apply, please incorporate your covering letter with your cv, detailing relevant experience and qualifications. Please ensure you include your contact details.

The closing date for all applications is Monday 26th June at midday. Invitations to interview will be communicated by email. Should you not hear from them 2 weeks after the closing date, unfortunately you have been unsuccessful. Regrettably, they are unable to provide feedback to applicants on an individual basis prior to the interview stage.

**This vacancy has been re-advertised. Previous applicants need not apply**

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