Category Manager - Capex/MRO

East Midlands Permanent £65,000 - £75,000
  • Autonomy and ownership of a high profile spend category
  • Instantly recognisable brand

About Our Client

Private sector organisation. Part of a large, global group.

Job Description

  • Develop and lead breakthrough business projects in spend categories using advanced category management tools
  • Drive significant, measurable & 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 & 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 the Purchasing Function to ensure category strategies are delivered and effective throughout the organisation.
  • Develop effective working relationships across the wider group to fully develop opportunities and synergies, leveraging Group scale where appropriate

The Successful Applicant


  • Minimum 3-5 years Category Management experience
  • Experience of structured Category Management tools and principles
  • Demonstrable record of delivering significant tangible financial benefits
  • Strong analytical and financial capabilities
  • Strong commercial acumen/negotiating skills
  • Developed interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Ability to understand complex business issues
  • Sourcing experience with a strategic, results-based orientation
  • Ability to find/create opportunities to deliver benefits
  • Supplier Contract Management skills and attributes

Highly Desirable

  • University degree or equivalent and CIPS qualified
  • Category experience gained within the following:
    • Capital expenditure
    • MRO Procurement (Engineering spare parts and materials)

What's on Offer

£65,000 - £75,000 + car/allowance + 20% bonus

Lewis Thompson
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Phone number
+44 1159 486 492

Job summary

Procurement & Supply Chain
Indirect Procurement
Transport & Distribution
East Midlands
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Consultant name
Lewis Thompson
Consultant phone
+44 1159 486 492
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