Category Manager - Machining

Location
Hertfordshire
Salary
£48000 - £55000 per annum
Posted
22 Jan 2019
Closes
19 Feb 2019
Ref
123103794
Contact
Kirsty McEwen
Specialist Area
Purchasing, supply (main)
Job Level
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Category Manager – Machining
Stevenage
£48,000 - £55,000 + benefits
* Please note, as this client is within the defence sector a full SC clearance is required. British Nationals and Dual Nationalities considered.

Would you like to join an organisation which has a large commercial function?
An opportunity has arisen for Category Manager to join developing and changing procurement team. You will be bringing your strategic mindset to a high volume function and becoming a huge asset to the mechanical function of the organisation.


What will you be doing?
• Supporting the development & implementation of Machining Category strategies, pro-actively providing accountability along with ideas and solutions.
• Leading negotiations with suppliers to optimise cost, delivery and quality of products.
• Taking active participation, in multifunctional and international teams, to support definition and negotiation strategies for specific categories and/or projects. Leading national multi-functional teams as required.
• Managing suppliers and, where necessary, building up longer-term supplier management expectations.
• Contributing to managing supplier performance in support of the Supply Chain Managers Operational targets.
• Building strong relationships with Internal customers in order to effectively serve their needs, often with shorter than expected timescales.
• Actively supporting functional excellence programmes, identifying and developing areas for improvement where new processes may be required.
• Providing and sometimes presenting briefs and reports for Senior Management reviews including potential issues/risks.
• Identifying & securing savings opportunities.
• Raising & negotiating contract documents.
• Raising, maintaining and managing Request for Quotations, Purchase Orders and outstanding order books in an effective and timely manner

What are we looking for?
• Degree/HND or similar with significant experience working in defence/Aerospace/Automotive industries,
• Category Management Knowledge & experience.
• Strong understanding of the business and technical requirements related to Machining industry.
• Knowledge of Mechanical technologies e.g. Standard & Precision Machining (Preferred) Other technology experience is useful; (Areas: Fabrication, Forgings, Ball Screws, Bearings, Optics, Composites, ALM and Standard Components etc.)
• Effective understanding of technical queries with the ability to liaise between suppliers and customers.
• Good understanding of cost make up and industry drivers.
• Strong team and facilitation skills.
• Strong communication skills.
• Excellent negotiation skills.
• Excellent influencing skills.
• A proactive & flexible approach to plan and meet demanding deadlines.

If you are a collaborative and love a challenge in your career, this could be the ideal next step for you. In return you will receive a salary of £48,000 - £55,000 + additional benefits including flexible working and overtime. If this position sounds of interest, please apply with your CV today.

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