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Category Specialist

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 per annum
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 3 months ago

  • Sector: digital & technology
  • Type: hybrid
  • Contact: Jenny O'Halloran
  • Contact Email:
  • Duration: 12-months
  • Expiry Date: 21 December 2023
  • Job Ref: BBBH108605

Category Specialist - £40k-£45k

Handle Recruitment have exclusively partnered with a global entertainment brand who are looking for a Category Specialist to join them on a 12-month FTC. You will be responsible for the planning and execution of sourcing Merchandise across the brand as well as supporting other corporate Procurement activities.

Working as part of the Procurement function, you will manage communications with key suppliers and internal partners to improve both new and existing relationships.

What you'll be doing:

  • Supporting with the procurement and project management.

  • Assist in building and implementing a Global Category Strategy for promotional merchandise.

  • Supporting the Senior Category Manager with any new Marketing initiatives.

  • Liaising with preferred suppliers on cost, managing performance and implementation of any new supplier requests.

  • Supporting internal business leaders with the procurement of Corporate Merchandise.

  • Maintaining relevant documentation and uploading of compliance records.

  • Implement purchase orders on our systems and recharging of costs where required.

  • Manage projects from initial brief through to production, ensuring deadlines are met.

What we're looking for:

  • 3+ year's experience working in Procurement / Project Management environment.

  • Experience in sourcing Merchandise product is desirable but not essential.

  • Solid understanding of Procurement processes and best practices + basic understanding end to end Tender process/negotiation.

  • Proficient in both Project Management and Schedule management.

  • Experience managing both new and existing suppliers.

This is a 12-month FTC, paying £40k-£45k (depending on experience) + amazing benefits, working hybrid in their central London office.

Handle Recruitment is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.