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Category Manager

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  • Posted:29th January, 2024
  • Sector:Shipping, Logistics
  • Location:Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
  • Job Ref:17216
  • Salary:Competitive
We are partnering with a Cambridge-based manufacturing company seeking a Category Manager to join their team on a hybrid basis.

This position involves both remote work and on-site visits to production sites across Europe, including occasional supplier visits.

  • Formulate and revise Category Strategies for Electronics, Software, and Services.
  • Foster and maintain relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders.
  • Identify and integrate new, capable sources to diversify the supply base.
  • Boost profitability through cost-saving initiatives, managing Purchase Price Variances, and optimizing inventory.
  • Mitigate risks within the supply base and oversee contract management.
  • Ensure compliance with the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) requirements and address supply chain obsolescence.
  • Enhance and streamline purchasing processes while maintaining data integrity in the ERP database.
  • Develop and report on key performance indicators (KPIs).

Skills Required:
  • Background in strategic sourcing within a technical, fast-paced environment.
  • Updated category knowledge, with experience in procuring Electronics, Software, and connectivity services considered advantageous.
  • Proficient in developing and executing procurement strategies.
  • In-depth purchasing expertise in the manufacturing of technical products.
  • Knowledgeable in Electronics, Software, and connectivity services.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to lead complex stakeholder groups with a focus on customer needs.
  • Self-motivated with excellent organizational skills.
  • Financial and analytical acumen.
  • Familiarity with best practices in Compliance, Procurement, and Legal matters.
  • ERP knowledge, preferably with experience in Oracle.

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