Category Manager

Anderson Knight

Category Manager

£45000 - £50000

Anderson Knight, Paisley, Renfrewshire

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 6 days ago, 9 Jul | Get your application in now to be included in the first week's applications.

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: GM/AK8223

Full Job Description

Anderson Knight is currently recruiting a Category Manager for one of our clients based in Renfrewshire on a full-time permanent basis.

The Category Manager will be responsible for developing and executing category strategies to optimise the procurement process, manage supplier relationships, and achieve cost savings. This role requires strong analytical skills, strategic thinking, and the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement comprehensive category strategies that align with the company's overall business objectives.
  • Analyse market trends, supplier performance, and spend data to identify opportunities for cost savings and process improvements.
  • Lead the sourcing process, including supplier identification, selection, negotiation, and contract management.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers to ensure quality, reliability, and innovation.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including product development, marketing, and finance teams, to understand their needs and ensure alignment with category strategies.
  • Monitor and manage supplier performance, including conducting regular reviews and addressing any issues that arise.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives within the category to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Stay updated on industry trends and best practices to ensure the company remains competitive.


  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills.
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in procurement software and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong leadership and team collaboration skills.
  • Relevant certification (e.g., CPM, CPSM) is a plus.

Please apply with your CV in full confidence.