This client is a world leading innovative and technology focussed business, with a global portfolio. They have created a collaborative and rewarding culture, that values its people, offering a generous salary and benefits package as well demonstrable long-term growth opportunities 
Due to continued growth and development within the department, they are looking to recruit a Global Category Manager. This is a Hybrid working role with the scope to work remotely between 60-80% of the time. 

 This is a senior position suited to an experienced procurement professional and comes with a direct spend accountability of around £50 Million on bought in and finished goods via supplier partnerships.  The Global Category manager will oversee the performance of an international supply chain and assume responsibility for all associated supplier and stakeholder management. The successful candidate will take the lead on sourcing, supplier performance management, setting mid and long term strategy, NPD activity and compliance considerations.  As the Global Category Manager, your role involves  Taking responsibility for the supplier sourcing strategy, including the negotiation of contracts and framework agreements. Analyse the supplier performance, continuously reviewing the process, ensuring optimum performance. Implementation of programmes to support improvements in performance or cost within the category Develop strategies to manage and reduce costs across the category, whilst mitigating risks. Drive performance across the category, effectively managing the supplier relationships, conducting regular audit processes. Support new product launches by ensuring new suppliers are implemented accurately Ensure availability of products and materials to ensure production targets are met Communicate with stakeholders across all levels Lead the negotiation process for highly complex and critical material requirements Collaborate with internal stakeholders to optimise processes & generate gains from within the supply chain 

To be successful in this role, you will need:: 

5 years minimum experience of Global Procurement 
Demonstrable experience of managing category spend with a focus on developing positive and collaborative supplier relationships. 
Experience of projects and NPD processes ideally within a regulated industry 
Previous experience of managing multi-million pound category spend, across a global platform 
Excellent leadership skills / the ability to communicate ideas clearly to key stakeholders. 
CIPS qualification is desirable 


£70K - 75K + Bonus + Benefits 
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