Category Manager Indirect - Ashby de la Zouch

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Ref: 1313 Date Posted: Tuesday 27 Feb 2024

Job Purpose:

The Category Manager will be responsible for managing various indirect categories that are crucial for the smooth functioning of our business.

This role requires working closely with budget holders and key stakeholders to develop and deploy sourcing strategies in a transformational environment.

Your commercial focus and continuous improvement mindset will help drive down costs and engage with supply partners to introduce new technology, innovation and ideas that will bring significant value to the business.

In addition, you will need to demonstrate strong supplier management and demand management skills to ensure uninterrupted supply to various business operations. You should also have experience in manual handling equipment.



Ashby De La Zouch, Northwest Leicester.


Job Accountabilities:

As a Category Manager Indirect, you will need to forge strong working relationships with key suppliers and stakeholders.

You will also be responsible for implementing a clear business plan and delivering against agreed targets. Managing, coordinating, and prioritizing workload within your area of responsibility is also a crucial part of your job.

You will lead all contractual negotiations with suppliers to ensure that commercial propositions are secured upon the most favorable terms and conditions of business. You will manage the supplier selection process through contract implementation, ensure contractual agreements are met fully by measuring and monitoring performance in terms of quality, cost, delivery, service and monitor and report against agreed Key Performance Indicators and market trends.

You will also need to forge strong working relationships with global procurement and procurement teams in other countries as an integral part of leveraging and standardisation. Finally, you will need to implement supplier development programs.


Leadership Attributes:

As a Category Manager Indirect, you will need to go the extra mile to understand and meet customer expectations, demonstrate a strong service mentality, take the initiative to propose innovations and improvements, and build strong working relationships.



The pay for this role is £450.00 per day.


If you are interested in this role, please contact Martin at James Grace Associates for an informal chat.

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