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Category Manager

Published 07 June 2024
£34000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Job Starts: 7th June 2024

Job Description

Category Manager
Location: Stoke-on-Trent, hybrid
Salary: £34,000-£45,000 per annum

Our client, a prominent and forward-thinking utility company are seeking an experienced and strategic Category Manager to lead their procurement strategy! With focus on IT services categories and more.

Role Overview:

As a Category Manager specialising in IT services, you will be instrumental in developing and executing comprehensive category strategies. You will work closely with senior leadership to drive procurement initiatives that enhance value, efficiency, and quality. This role is ideal for a seasoned professional with a strategic mindset and a proven track record in category management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement robust category strategies for IT services and more, aligning with the company's overall procurement objectives.
  • Conduct in-depth market analysis to identify opportunities, trends, and best practices in your procurement categories.
  • Lead supplier negotiations, securing favourable terms and conditions to maximise value and mitigate risks.
  • Partner with internal stakeholders to understand their IT service needs and provide strategic procurement guidance.
  • Oversee supplier performance management, ensuring adherence to contracts and service level agreements.
  • Utilise spend analysis to identify cost-saving opportunities and drive continuous improvement in procurement processes.
  • Stay abreast of industry developments and emerging technologies to inform category strategies.


  • Extensive experience in procurement, supply chain, or category management.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute strategic category plans.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen ability to interpret complex data and drive actionable insights.
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills, with a proven ability to build and maintain relationships with key suppliers and stakeholders.
  • Proactive, strategic thinker with a commitment to driving excellence and innovation.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and procurement software.


  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.
  • Significant opportunities for career advancement and professional growth.
  • A collaborative and supportive work environment.
  • Involvement in making an impact within a leading and innovative company.

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