Procurement Category Manager - £70K

Recruiter
Location
Leicester
Salary
GBP60000 - GBP70000 per annum + Competitive package
Posted
01 Sep 2017
Closes
01 Oct 2017
Ref
BM8318
Contact
Brad Mills
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Buyer
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Headline:

Category Manager - Engineering - MRO within an expanding multi-billion T/O Group; responsible for a diverse category portfolio, encompassing: Capital expenditure, Engineering spare parts. Reporting directly into the Head of Purchasing you will be engaged across a financially complex and diverse category portfolio.

Role:

Development & implementation of Capital expenditure, Engineering spare parts category purchasing strategies

Management of the strategic sourcing lifecycle, from supplier selection, contract and price negotiation, management of the tender process, through to post-contract award SRM and performance assessment

Creating & implementing sourcing strategies in line with group procurement objectives

Identification of process improvement opportunities, and promoting procurement best practice

Liaising cross-functionally with a diverse internal community - e.g.: Sales, Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain

Delivering best value purchasing: cost savings, quality, flexibility, governance and strategic vendor relationships

Identification of new suppliers, delivering innovation and continuous improvement

Requirements:

Demonstrable Utilities Capital expenditure, Engineering spare parts Category Sourcing experience

Excellent interpersonal, communication & negotiation skills

Strong commercial acumen

Solid working knowledge of e-procurement systems & processes

People management experience, whether direct or indirect / matrix is advantageous

Degree educated / equivalent and ideally MCIPS accredited, or part-CIPS qualified with drive to complete

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