Category Manager (Dried & Frozen) – Specialist Procurement Business – £60K + Benefits

Role: Category Manager (Dried & Frozen)

Location: Hybrid (Manchester HQ)

Salary: Up to £60K + Benefits (DOE)

My client is a specialist procurement business who have a fantastic reputation for the services they deliver for various business across multiple sectors.

They are currently looking for a Category Manager to join their team. The successful Category Manager will be responsible for all dried & frozen categories by implementing procurement strategies, managing supply base, negotiating the best deals and seeking for opportunities to increase and improve the categories.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented Category Manager or experienced Buyer to join a brilliant business who can offer an enjoyable working environment and genuine progression opportunities.

Responsibilities include:

* Manage the supply base and compliance.
* Sourcing new products and services as required, putting in place contractual terms which can be used by the sales team to extend the current business base.
* Liaise with actively managed suppliers undertaking quarterly scorecards with key suppliers.
* Identifying procurement opportunities to increase business effectiveness, efficiency, productivity and reduce cost.
* Negotiation and competitive tendering processes with suppliers.
* Introduce cost mitigation strategies where appropriate to help manage product costs.
* To ensure the price lists are accurate and sent out in a timely manner resolving queries as they arise.

The Ideal Category Manager Candidate:

* Have proven experience working in procurement function within hospitality, with a focus on dried & frozen categories.
* Experience of catering and retail procurement is essential.
* Be an exceptional negotiator and relationship builder with ability to influence at all levels.
* CIPS qualified is desirable.
* Experienced in developing category strategy and strategic sourcing.
* Good communication and organisation skills.

If you are interested in having a chat about this role, please forward updated CVs to Mikey at COREcruitment / mikey@corecruitment.com

Role: Category Manager (Dried & Frozen)

Location: Hybrid (Manchester HQ)

Salary: Up to £60K + Benefits (DOE)

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