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Artis Recruitment Ltd

Queen Charlotte House

53 Queen Charlotte St

Bristol, BS1 4HQ

Category Manager

We are working with a highly engaging, recognised brand to support the recruitment of a new Category Manager. Joining a focused team, and reporting to the Head of Category Management, you will be required to support the new projects team, building a list of high-performing and preferred suppliers to support major developments and refurbishment projects. This is an exciting time for someone with strong experience in Hard FM Procurement and Supply Chain to join a growing business and implement a category strategy that delivers results in a key growth area for the business.

Category Manager responsibilities:

  • Develop a robust category strategy and negotiate new best-in-class supplier agreements.
  • Lead and implement strategic sourcing plans.
  • Proactively analyse spend data and contractual T&C’s.
  • Provide procurement expertise to negotiate optimum supply terms and formalise supply contracts.
  • Develop, measure, and monitor KPI’s, supply level agreements, supplier performance, and continuous improvement for category.
  • Continually strive to improve supplier performance.
  • Deliver ongoing benefits to the internal and external customer through supplier management.
  • Rationalise and reduce the number of suppliers, establishing a robust list of suppliers to a manageable level and maximise profitability whilst fully understanding the operational requirement and thereby minimising risk and liabilities.

Category Manager Candidate:

  • Hard FM experience is essential. You could have previously worked in a more operational role where you were responsible for procurement.
  • Strong at building supplier relationships and managing supplier performance.
  • Excellent commercial and negotiation skills are essential.
  • Experience in managing complex or high-value projects.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to build reports and category strategies.
  • Results-oriented and confident decision-maker who thrives working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint essential).
  • Experience of working with CAFM systems and e-Sourcing tools is preferable
  • MCIPS Qualified or Degree educated or equivalent is preferable.

Benefits include excellent salary and pension, bonus, car allowance, 26 days holiday, private health care, life assurance, and a long list of flexible benefits. The role offers hybrid working and can be based in their London, Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham or Leeds office.

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    Paul Bryan

    Artis Procurement, Purchasing and Supply Chain & Artis Customer Contact are the established experts in resourcing for mid-senior level Procurement and Customer Contact leadership roles.

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