Category Manager - Engineering

Procurement People
£45000 - £55000 per annum
01 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Job Title: Category Manager Engineering Location: Derby Salary: 45'000 - 55'000 A brilliant opportunity to deliver a significant contribution within a National Transport Operator. This role will give you full responsibility for a holistic Category Strategy delivering tangible business benefits in terms of; sustainable cost reductions in line with Category benefits target, operational supply management efficiencies and broad-based supplier performance improvements. Principal Accountabilities Develop and lead breakthrough business projects in spend categories using advanced category management tools Drive significant, measurable and sustainable business advantage, exceeding year on year targets Understand full life cycle costs and develop appropriate cost/procurement models for decision making and performance reporting in specific spend categories Develop flexible, robust supplier networks capable of meeting the dynamic needs of the business Drive supplier competition, development and rationalisation as appropriate Build supplier relationships with key vendors and service providers to deliver results-based business advantage Develop supplier and supply market expertise to inform category strategies Work with internal customers to ensure category projects are delivered on time and within budget Develop effective working relationships with operational Purchasing Managers to ensure category strategies are delivered and effective at Operating Companies and business units Develop effective working relationships across the wider DB group to fully develop opportunities and synergies. Essential Minimum 3 years Category Management experience Experience of structured Category Management tools and principles Excellent ICT skills Accomplished written, numeric and presentation skills Demonstrable record of delivering significant tangible financial benefits Strong analytical and financial capabilities Strong commercial negotiating skills Developed interpersonal and influencing skills Ability to understand complex (sometime ambiguous) business issues Sourcing experience with a strategic, results-based orientation Ability to find/create opportunities to deliver benefits Desirable University degree or equivalent and CIPS qualified Category experience gained within the following: - Capital expenditure - MRO Procurement (Engineering spare parts and materials) This job was originally posted as