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Junior Category Manager

Published 07 June 2024
£27000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Job Starts: 7th June 2024

Job Description

Junior Category Manager
Location: Stoke-on-Trent, hybrid work
Salary: £27,000 - £33,000 per annum

We are working with a fantastic client who are a leading utility company, seeking a motivated and skilled Junior Category Manager to join their procurement team.

Role Overview:
As a Junior Category Manager specialising in IT services, you will play a crucial role in supporting the development and execution of category strategies. Working closely with senior management, you will assist in driving cost-effective procurement solutions, ensuring the highest quality and value for the company's categories, for example: IT services. This position offers a fantastic opportunity for growth and professional development within a forward-thinking organisation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of category strategies, particularly IT services.
  • Conduct market research to identify trends, opportunities, and best practices in procurement.
  • Support the negotiation and management of supplier contracts to achieve optimal terms and conditions.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to understand their IT service requirements and provide procurement expertise.
  • Monitor supplier performance, ensuring compliance with contractual agreements and service level expectations.
  • Analyse spend data to identify cost-saving opportunities and improve procurement processes.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the IT services market, emerging technologies and other categories involved.


  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret data and provide actionable insights.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers and stakeholders.
  • Proactive and self-motivated, with a desire to learn and a commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel.


  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunities for career progression and professional development.
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment.
  • The chance to make a meaningful impact in a growing and innovative company.

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