Category Manager - Aroma's

Job Ref: J31988
Sector: Science
Sub-sectors: Food & FMCG, Chemicals
Job Type: Permanent
Date Added: 22 May 2019
  • Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, UK bury st edmunds Bury St. Edmunds Suffolk UK IP32 6NL
  • £35,000 - £45,000 per Annum
  • Bec Johnston2
  • 01223 235203

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Category Manager - Aroma's and Chemicals

This is an interesting and exciting opportunity to become part of an expanding organisation who manufacture and develop unique fragrances on a global scale for use in a variety of consumer goods.

Core role requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Working as part of the Procurement team in the procurement of chemicals both nationally and internationally
  • Create and maintain a robust category management strategy. Be aware of developments within the various category of materials and broader source and supply issues
  • Main point of contact for both internal and external queries relating to the portfolio of the fragrance product
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the product line from starting point of raw material, to development and testing in the lab, to marketing and sale of product and eventually discontinuation of product
  • Identify and suggest cost and time-saving projects
  • Expand internal product awareness opportunities (both existing and new products)

Your background:

  • A degree in Chemistry (or related)
  • A procurement/purchasing/buying background - ideally in Chemicals
  • Good working knowledge of associated systems including for example: JDE, Stars, MRP
  • Demonstrable business acumen and commercial awareness
  • Excellent data handler - experienced in data collection, interrogation and extraction with very good analytical and research skills
  • Full UK driving licence is essential due to the volume of travelling required as well as a valid Passport - travelling will account for 60-70% of this role, mainly to China and the UK

Additional information:

  • Home-based working could be considered for the right candidate, although the first 6-12 months would need to be based mainly in the Suffolk site.
  • There is also a relocation package available for candidates wishing to move geographically in order to take this role.

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