Search Consultancy LTD
Summary Role: Category Specialist Location: Chorley/Preston area Salary: ~£30,000 plus annual bonus (10%) & flexible holiday scheme & PMI. Search Consultancy are currently working with a business in the North West of England who are seeking a Category Specialist to join their team. The business has supported the pioneering of clinical trials across 50 countries, providing supply, maintenance and sourcing of ancillaries and medical goods. Working within a small team of 4 you will be responsible for the contract and supplier relationship management and improving quality, value for money and supply chains. You will provide solutions to customer requirements whether that be through recommendations on standard product items, or recommending alternative available products. Duties & Responsibilities: You'll expedite purchase orders by request and based on the maintenance of existing/appropriate stock levels and achieving best price. Managing and developing supplier relationships is a large part of the role, including the implementation of bespoke supplier agreements. You'll have a sound knowledge and commercial understanding of market movements and pricing, to include the negotiation of pricing and analysis. Developing, implementing and delivering specific product and supplier strategies for specific products across assigned categories Qualifications and requirements: * Minimum of 3 years experience within a commercially minded procurement position * 2:1 degree or above * A relevant qualification such as CIPS, or working towards qualification * Sourcing and category management experience and expertise * Experience in developing Category Management plans/strategies that have delivered improved quality, value for money and supply chain improvements * Strong analytical skills alongside commercial acumen * Confident with negotiation If you are interested in speaking further about this role please give me a call on 0113 308 8020 or send an e-mail to [email protected] Search is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age.