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Category Manager - Packaging

  • Location

    Biggleswade

  • Sector:

    Food and Agriculture

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £30000 - £40000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Sydoni Dixon

  • Contact email:

    sydoni@compasspoint.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    01284 765700

  • Job ref:

    J33766

  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-04-10

  • Start date:

    2019-03-13

  • Consultant:

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Have you ever dreamed of working for a business where you actually matter and where you can really see yourself building a career rather than hitting a glass ceiling?

We are excited to say that we are working on behalf of a leading food business who are exactly like that. The opportunity will be to join their procurement team in the capacity of Category Manager for Packaging. The role is accountable for delivering value in our packaging categories including cost, product performance, innovation, supplier performance, risk management and ethical trade amongst day to day duties such as contract management and business projects. With a strong focus on stakeholder management and relationship building, the role also involves line management and necessitates great communication skills and the ability to work at pace. Including both strategic thinking and attention to detail this role is an exciting opportunity to help shape the direction of a key element of our procurement team.

Experience and Skills

•Clear rationale to decision making and a reasoned approach in recommending strategic action and when to escalate
•Good time management skills and the ability to prioritise effectively between tasks
•Recognises the importance of good working relationships to make sound business decisions
•Perseverance in the face of challenge
•Delivers to time and quality on all projects/areas of responsibilities
•Identifies opportunities for improvement and drives them forward
•Clear experience of managing complex sourcing categories
•Evidence of successful stakeholder management and cross functional working