Category Sourcing Manager

Category Sourcing Manager

Job Title: Category Sourcing Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Greenford, Middlesex
Salary: Competitive Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 894882_1529074734
Contact Name: Francesca Tucker
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 15, 2018 15:58

Job Description

Are you look to join a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation, offering excellent career opportunities? Our client is a renowned provider of high integrity control products for aerospace and defence applications.
Working within a team managing the supply chain in relation to Costs, Quality, Delivery, Risks and Improvements, we are currently seeking a Category Sourcing Manager to be responsible for maximising value for money by identifying & implementing strategic sourcing initiatives to improve the design & competitiveness of products and identifying and mitigating supply chain risks.

As a Category Sourcing Manager, your main responsibilities will be/include:
*Develop & implement a commodity Procurement Strategy to the supply chain.
*Responsible for the management of procurement of bought-out materials for selected commodities & suppliers, ensuring that bought out materials meet specification, delivery & quality requirements
*Identifying supply chain risks & introduce necessary risk mitigation plans.
*Developing supplier relationships
*Identify and evaluating supplier capability, competitiveness and ongoing development of suppliers to meet current & future business requirements.
*Establish supplier contracts ensuring customer flow down of terms and conditions are accepted in the supply chain.
*Conduct regular business reviews with key suppliers to review delivery, quality & cost performance, existing & future requirements as well as improvement programmes
*Working with suppliers to establish a supply chain process that will generate and increase inventory turns and lead time reductions.
*Maximise profit contribution & value for money by optimising cost savings
*Develop inventory management strategies
*Work with Engineering/Programmes teams and strategic suppliers to reduce costs, improve designs, remove risks and reduce product lead times.
*Follow market conditions in support of the overall supply chain process
*Continuously assess the procurement process and, where appropriate, suggest and implement corrective action to improve the process.

Successful candidates will have/be:
*Excellent ability to create and maintain effective professional relationships with suppliers and other members of staff.
*A proven track record of delivering supply chain cost reductions.
*To have knowledge of legal requirements and terms & conditions of contract.
*Engineering knowledge/background to understand the needs of product development, and able to work well in a product development team environment.
*Ability to set up and manage detailed development sub-contracts.
*Good analytical and logical reasoning ability leading to sound decision making.
*Ability to problem solve including creating innovative solutions to internal and external issues.
*Demonstrate business acumen and negotiation skills i.e., understand the implications of technical risks.
*To be PC literate and be able to effectively use essential software packages.
*Strong listening skills.
*An excellent communicator, with the ability to engage at senior levels.
*Good at prioritising and manages own time effectively to achieve results.
*A full UK driving licence
*Experience of global sourcing and the ability to produce, establish, agree and award supplier contracts/documentation would be ideal, particularly within an aerospace environment.

Position- Category Sourcing Manager
Location- Greenford, Middlesex
Salary- DOE + competitive benefits

Key Words:Category Manager, Category Management, Procurement, Category Sourcing, Strategic Sourcing, Sourcing, Supply Chain, Strategy, Risk Mitigation, Risk assessment, Supplier Relationship, Supplier Development, Commodities, Capability, Capacity, Inventory Management, Cost, Contract, Aerospace, Engineering

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 role is a permanent position.

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