Senior Category Lead - Aviation

GBP70000 - GBP80000 per annum + Benefits
12 Sep 2018
12 Oct 2018
Adam Venting
Specialist Area
Procurement, Supply chain
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Category Lead - Aviation - Global Aerospace & Defence Organisation - Bristol - Excellent Package


A unique opportunity has arisen for a senior procurement professional with expertise in the Aviation industry to drive and develop procurement strategy on a global scale. As part of an ambitious growth agenda, this organisation is spear-heading ground-breaking procurement strategy to ensure a best-in-class modern approach across the supply chain.

The Senior Category Lead - Aviation will:

  • Work closely with the category team to implement framework agreements and sourcing strategy
  • Design and implement an effective communication strategy to raise awareness, compliance, and motivation to deliver a procurement step-change
  • Act as a functional lead across bids, working closely with the central team to assist in devising strategy for proposals and dialogue with senior internal and external stakeholders
  • Be accountable for procurement process, supplier engagements and supply chain solutions to deliver cost effective solutions and drive continuous improvement agenda
  • Represent the function at board level, ensuring systems and implemented in accordance to group policy and offering visibility of the functions operating performance

Required Skillset:

  • Demonstration of consistent career progression
  • Experienced implementing strategic sourcing strategy in an engineering/manufacturing environment
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills to effectively represent the aviation function to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrable capability as an influencer within procurement environments, coupled with the flair to leverage commercial opportunities and build lasting relationships.
  • Knowledge of Aviation sector contract requirements ideal
  • Ability to adapt in a matrix environment
  • MCIPs qualified or working towards

If you're ambitious about procurement journey to a senior leadership post within a global environment, this opportunity is ideal. Join an organisation that promotes both best-in-class procurement, as well as a healthy working culture that fosters success.

To apply please send across an up to date copy of your cv to or apply directly

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