The Opportunity A highly reputable design & manufacturing company are looking for a passionate and proven Category Manager to join their team located at their South Wales facility. This opportunity will suit a Category Manager / Procurement Manager / Supply Chain Manager who has previous experience of initiating and implementing an effective category management strategy. A generous salary of circa £45K is being offered, accompanied with a strong benefits package. If this is the sort of opportunity you are looking for then please get in touch as soon as possible. The Role The successful applicant will be responsible for full end to end sourcing of a defined product and service portfolio, from identifying and negotiating with key suppliers, through to forecasting and inventory management. My client is looking for some with the following skills/experience: Skills / Experience - Graduate calibre w/ MCIPS qualification is highly desirable. - 5 years experience of working within a procurement role, with a proven track record in delivering cost savings and service enhancements. - Experienced in Supplier Relationship Management - Excellent negotiation skills - Contract/commercial terms knowledge - Experience of working within a large, complex cross-functional project. - Strong base of IT Skills. - Exceptional communicator - Influential and persuasive - Strong facilitation skills How to Apply If you believe that you have the skills and experience for the role - then please get in touch. We also offer a referral scheme for any candidates whose details are passed to us that we successfully place. If you have any further questions then please contact Richard Pearson at Yolk Recruitment on Please note, whilst we do our best to contact all candidates, due to the high number of applications we receive we cannot guarantee this for every role. If you have not heard anything from us within 7 days of applying - then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful. Please keep an eye on our website for more opportunities.