Category Manager - Machining

Category Manager - Machining

Job Title: Category Manager - Machining
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Salary: £48000 - £55000 per annum
Reference: 895506_1547802235
Contact Name: Bradley Baxendale
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 18, 2019 09:03

Job Description

An opportunity has arisen for a Category Manager to join developing and changing procurement team the primary focus tor the role is to develop the UK machining Strategy and to provide on-going maintenance of the Strategy to meet Supply Chain needs.

The objective of this role is to develop and grow the Business Strategy related to Machining in the UK this Role provides an opportunity to work with International Category Managers to develop a collaborative integrated approach to the Machining Strategy. You will interface with major stakeholders and must be able to influence the direction of the business

As part of your role you will be responsible for:

Supporting the development & implementation of UK 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.
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.
Raising & negotiating contract documents.
Raising, maintaining and managing Request for Quotations, Purchase Orders and outstanding order books in an effective and timely manner

You will have the following experience

Category Management Knowledge & experience.
Strong understanding of the business and technical requirements related to the 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.

Title: Category Manager
Pay Rate and Bens: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Location: Stevenage

Key Skills: Buying & Purchasing, Supply Chain, Procurement, Indirect & Direct, Cips, MCips, Engineering, Defence, Aerospace

If you are a good match, then please apply with a CV to learn more about this truly fantastic opportunity to work for a market leader who has an enviable reputation.

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This is a Permanent Role

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.