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Category Manager for UK Leading Services Firm - Berkshire

Bramwith Consulting
GBP45000 - GBP55000 per annum + bonus
Closing date
13 Jul 2024

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Specialist Area
Procurement, Category management
Job Level
Manager, Specialist
Engineering / Manufacturing
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

Job Details

Seeking Senior Buyer to take next step in Career as Category Manager for UK Leading Services Firm - Berkshire - £45,000-£55,000

This UK Leading Services Firm are seeking an experienced Senior Buyer to take the next step in their career as a Category Manager!

This multi-billion pound firm, are looking for an ambitious procurement professional to fast track their career, and take that next step as Category Manager! Whether your experience is within direct or indirect spend, if you have experience managing end-to-end processes within a category, you will have the opportunity to develop your skillset, working across a range of categories within the business.

Working alongside a established procurement team, you will not only be mentored by procurement professionals at the top of their field, but you will also have the opportunity to work closely with key, established stakeholders. Managing a multi-million pound spend, you will grow not only your skillset, but your portfolio too.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing a portfolio of suppliers to enhance contract performance and deliver additional value.
  • Leading the development and management of comprehensive category plans, targeting value maximisation while balancing commercial risk.
  • Providing category knowledge and market insights to internal stakeholders, delivering category plans, managing sourcing events, and identifying risks.

Key Requirements:

  • Possess/develop in-depth knowledge of the supply market, including suppliers, market trends, innovations, and changes, to identify valuable new suppliers.
  • Have a solid understanding of Category Management principles with a proven track record of delivering results across various categories.
  • Provide insights into supply market dynamics, regulatory and internal frameworks, suppliers, and technical innovations, and able to identify market insights, trends, opportunities, and risks effectively.

You will gain unparalleled exposure to different categories. So whether you are simply looking to progress as a procurement professional, or whether you are looking to get into managing categories outside of your current skillset, you will be offered the training and development to succeed.

Working from the Berkshire office 2-3 days per week, you have the flexibility to work around your home life. You will take home a competitive salary of £45,000-£55,000 depending on relevant experience.

If you are looking to take the next step in your career as a procurement Category Manager, please apply now to:

Key Words:

Category Manager, Senior Buyer, Procurement, Direct Procurement, Indirect Procurement, Hybrid, Training, Development, End-to-End, Raw Materials, Facilities Management, Professional Services, Sourcing, Stakeholder Management, Negotiations, Strategic, Transformation, Berkshire, Reading, Slough, Windsor, Wokingham, Bracknell, Maidenhead


Award-winning recruitment specialist with an exclusive global pool of procurement, operations and supply chain talent.

Working with a wide range of small start-ups through to large FTSE 100 businesses, Bramwith Consulting has established a reputation for excellence, delivery and market knowledge.

Our expert consultants, work on both contingency and retained search mandates with clients, advising and assisting them in hiring niche Procurement staff. Our experienced recruiters have proven track records establishing and developing relationships with clients and candidates alike, allowing us to provide the highest calibre of candidates and job opportunities.

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