Global Category Manager

GBP45000 - GBP65000 per annum +
20 Feb 2018
20 Mar 2018
Dylan Chattha
Specialist Area
Purchasing, supply (main)
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

A fantastic opportunity to play a strategic global role. For an iconic British OEM

Client Details

An iconic OEM


  • Early Supplier Engagement - working within the NPI process to leverage NQCRPM at product launch
  • Work in conjunction with and support the Purchase Project Lead to deploy the NPI Process
  • Provide guidance to the Prototype Buyers through category strategy for categories responsible for
  • Supplier Nomination
  • Responsible for new parts first off availability and Initial Sample Inspection Report compliance within the NPI process requirement
  • Driving forward quality PPM improvements and PPAP/APQP compliance, supporting supplier quality clinics where appropriate
  • Ensure Warranty Agreements are in place where required prior to placing an order
  • Work alongside Supplier Development Engineers dealing with APQP, Project Readiness and supplier exit strategies
  • Cost reduction - achieving annual cost reduction targets
  • Cost management - driving improved levels of transparency focussing on Quotation Analysis Forms
  • Working with the global teams to understand Lowest Total Cost of Acquisition for specific categories of responsibility
  • Implement Long Term Agreements with assigned suppliers where appropriate
  • Work with the Supplier Development Engineers on VA/VE and implementation of lean tools and techniques to improve Quality, Cost and Delivery performance
  • Risk assessment for nominated supply chain to ensure Business Continuity
  • Monitor supplier financials and report any "at risk" suppliers
  • Supplier resourcing
  • Lead Global Supplier Relationship Management activities for suppliers
  • Work with the Global Business Units and key functions to develop and deploy Global Category Strategies
  • Lead NQCRPM reviews with key suppliers


The successful candidate MUST have a strong background in steel purchasing and category management.

Job Offer

Competitive package along with Bonuses.

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