Category Manager Engineering Operations

If you’re a procurement professional who excels at developing and implementing category strategies (ideally across engineering operations/MRO based areas of spend, although if you’re awesome and have done this across other categories we’d love to hear from you too!), can deliver savings, is able to make friends and influence people across a wide range of departments and fancies working for a brilliant boss then the rest of this is well worth a read…


What’s on offer?

  • Basic salary of £55,000 to £60,000
  • Generous performance related bonus scheme
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • 3 days a week WFH
  • Contributory Pension
  • CIPS support


What will you be doing?

You’ll be taking the lead on the development and implementation of all procurement strategies relating to engineering operations/MRO areas of spend for this organisation.  The spend under your control is in the 10’s of millions and covers a wide range of engineering services including maintenance, repair, overhaul, and daily consumables.  You’ll be expected to formulate category strategies, in collaboration with the key end users/department stakeholders, that deliver the right levels of service and quality at the optimum cost and then ensure they are correctly implemented and adhered to.  You’ll be assigned annual cost saving targets that you’ll be expected to deliver as well as contract managing the supplier relationships and performance.  


Who will you be doing it for?

You’ll be joining an award winning 3rd party logistics business.  They offer a brilliant, modern working environment and have fully embraced they hybrid working model.  They are a business that support the professional development of their people through recognised industry qualifications.  You’ll be joining a growing team and will be working under the mentorship and guidance of an experienced and engaging Head of Procurement who also happens to have a great sense of humour!


What do you need to bring to the party?

To be successful in this role it’s expected that you’ll be able to demonstrate the majority (as none of us are perfect!) of the following skills and experience:

  • Proven experience of successfully defining and implementing procurement strategy for a range of indirect services, ideally with a background in MRO and preferably across multiple sites, although all procurement backgrounds will be considered
  • An evidenced track record of regularly delivering against annual savings targets
  • MCIPS or working towards is highly desirable
  • Great communicator and rapport/relationship builder
  • Integrity, honesty and a commitment to working ethically
  • Willing and able to travel to sites across the UK, Europe and potentially the rest of the world when required 

If the above sounds like the next step in your already successful career, and you’d like to learn more, apply today with a copy of your CV, LinkedIn profile or whatever you have for immediate consideration – every application is reviewed by a person, and everyone will get a response, it’s the least you deserve.

Job Information

Job Reference: V-32251
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits: generous performance related bonus, 4% matched pension contribution, 25 days holiday, 3 days a week WFH, CIPS support
Salary From: £50000
Salary To: £60000
Job Industries: Purchasing & Procurement
Job Locations: Birmingham
Job Types: Permanent

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