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Category Manager (Directs)

Leicester, Leicestershire
Job Type
19 Jul 2022
Ibstock plc is a market leading manufacturer and partner of choice for innovative clay and concrete building products, building the face of Britain for over 200 years.

We re no ordinary manufacturing business. Through our principal products of clay bricks, brick components, concrete roof tiles, concrete stone masonry substitutes, concrete fencing, pre-stressed concrete products and concrete rail products, we re committed to providing new solutions to today s social and environmental challenges for the new build housing and domestic repair, maintenance, improvement markets (RMI) and infrastructure.

Many of our long-standing customer relationships have lasted over 40 years. Our customer focus is based on quality, service and consistency and our service-led ethos is one of the key drivers in the growth of our market share over the past 10 years.

As a key member of the Ibstock Group Procurement team, you will proactively manage your portfolio of direct materials and packaging services across 36 + sites throughout the UK. With a key focus on cost reduction and achieving true bottom line savings, you will also need to ensure continuity of supply / service and proactive management of associated risks.

Using your expertise in procurement, you ll manage internal and external relationships, ensuring a high standard of service is delivered, partnering with the different business areas and understanding their current tactical and future strategic procurement needs. Although we have and are in the process of implementing some excellent digital solutions within procurement and the wider business, we would welcome candidates who can bring working knowledge of further Etools and who are keen to be part of this transformation.

You ll develop and implement sourcing plans focusing on cost, quality and sustainability with an aim of creating partnerships with our key suppliers.

Key Attributes:

The jobholder will be a high calibre purchasing professional with a record of significant achievement

Strong analytical skills

Proven track record of driving costs down and improving supplier performance

Excellent project management and influencing skills

Ability to work on their own initiative toward a range of pre-agreed targets

Ability to chair and lead working groups

Resilient with a drive for change

Please note: It is our policy to verify all relevant qualifications. You will be required to provide substantive proof of your qualifications, so that we can verify them with the awarding body.

Ibstock PLC are committed and passionate about building a diverse environment. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, disability or age
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  • Job Reference: 661979516-2
  • Date Posted: 19 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Ibstock PLC
    Ibstock PLC
  • Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Permanent