Category Manager - VR/27893

Status: Permanent
Location: Cove, Aberdeen
Ref: VR/27893 S
Rate: Available Upon Request

As Category Manager, you’ll play a key role within the organisation’s procurement, ensuring the purchasing of materials is carried out in an efficient, effective and professional manner.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Acting as the commercial and procurement expert for assigned categories.
  • Continuously monitoring the market for supplier pricing, capacity, new products, and potential new sources of supply.
  • Developing robust sourcing strategies all products allocated to the category portfolio.
  • Managing supplier performance and address issues of underperformance through review of monthly supplier reports and through regular, documented supplier management meetings.
  • Establishing supplier selection criteria, manage the RFI/RFP/RFQ process and evaluating and selecting appropriate suppliers for the materials and services to be purchased.
  • Ensuring all requisitions and pricing requests are processed in a prompt and efficient manner.
  • Issuing, analysing and evaluating all tenders with regard to commercial and contractual issues while adequately addressing any technical issues/evaluation to Technical Department.
  • Issuing purchase orders in a timely and cost-efficient manner, within limits of financial authority.
  • Ensuring all purchase orders meet the requirements of and protect the interests of the organisation, are legally binding and cover all relevant terms and conditions.
  • Continuously monitoring all confirmed orders with suppliers, ensuring on time delivery and supporting the Expeditor as and when required.
  • Ensuring all invoice queries are processed and approved, in a timely manner.
  • Ensuring all NCRs and CIFs are actioned and closed out in a timely manner.
  • Supervising purchasing personnel, including performance reviews, objective setting and the identification of training and development needs.
  • Ensuring all staff are provided with product, process and purchasing skills in order to deliver the highest standard of procurement including PDP where appropriate.
  • Effectively managing and updating Buyer portfolios.
  • Developing, monitoring and achieving Purchasing Department targets and KPIs.
  • Participating and assisting with internal and external audits.
  • Promoting a strong “team” environment and a culture of continuous improvement throughout the department.
  • Support business improvement / cost reduction initiatives.
  • Collaborating effectively and be an inspirational leader to influence others in a constructive and positive manner.


Our client is seeking a candidate with the following skills, experience, and knowledge:

  • Significant experience working in a Procurement environment, with a knowledge of a variety of purchasing methods and procedures.
  • Previous supervisory experience is preferred, as is a general understanding of contract law and purchasing T&Cs.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • The ability to plan and organise a busy workload.
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft software.


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