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Category Manager – Print - London

£700 - £750 - Packaging - Category Manager
Ref: 73 Date Posted: Monday 27 May 2019
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Category Manager – Print  

Position:Interim (7 Month Contract)

Day Rate: £700 - £750 Per Day  

Location:City of London  

The Print Category Manager will deliver on key procurement projects across the category space. You will work in an internal consultancy capacity, leading responsibility for spend, quality and service. 

You will develop key supplier relationships, ensuring that critical suppliers are managed effectively both internally and externally in order to maximise business. This will also include supporting the Strategic and Preferred supplier programmes across the Print portfolio.

Main Responsibilities for the Role will Include: 

  • Manage the supply base and monitor and review performance
  • Negotiate and review terms with existing and new suppliers to gain cost improvement, value add and quality
  • Manage Supply Chain process ensuring product and stock delivery schedules adhere to company requirements and strive for continuous improvement
  • Work closely with the operational and internal teams to ensure the contracts run smoothly and delivery of strong processes and procedures

Required Skills: 

  • In depth knowledge of Print category management.
  • Experience of leading and implementing a broad range of category projects, in managing supplier contracts, and ensuring service performance and reporting within a medium to large multi-site organisation
  • Successful track record of leading complex negotiations 
  • Ability to demonstrate experience in category knowledge and credibility with subject / market expert suppliers and customers
  • Range of demonstrable negotiation styles that reflect our category portfolio 
  • High level of analytical and numerical skill
  • Proven track record of delivery in a fast-paced procurement function.
  • Knowledge of the supply market 
  • Good communicator
  • Excellent customer facing skills
  • Able to work autonomously
  • Experience in leading teams to deliver
  • Flexible to meet the demands of the role
  • Results focused