Procurement Category Manager

Slough Permanent £45,000 - £55,000
  • Working at the forefront of technology in the automotive industry
  • Opportunity to make a strategic impact in a greenfield category

About Our Client

My client is a leading global automotive solutions business that partner with a range of different customers to deliver their automotive needs.

Job Description

The key responsibilities of the Procurement Category Manager are the following:-

  • Develop category strategies consistent with overall procurement objectives
  • Deliver on specifics within the local Procurement team strategy
  • To build strategies & plans to ensure the right volume is given to the right suppliers at the right price and to review these plans on an ongoing basis
  • Work with key stakeholders and SMEs to promote procurement best practices so that policies are followed and maintained across the business
  • Deliver real bottom-line savings to the business and monitor their delivery with the Finance department
  • Seek and obtain market leading commercial terms, always keeping in mind the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
  • Build, develop and manage excellent business relationships with existing and potential suppliers operating in the UK, and potentially from overseas
  • Build, develop and manage excellent business relationships with internal customers to ensure that a team-working approach is taken regarding supplier selection and on-going supplier management
  • Keep abreast of market conditions and specific industry and organisational changes

The Successful Applicant

The successful Procurement Category Manager will demonstrate the following:-

  • Procurement category management experience in an operational category, a willingness to pick up a category and make it their own.
  • High energy and outside of the box thinking - someone who is willing to challenge the status quo
  • Proven track record in cost analysis and delivery of real cost reduction
  • Influencing and managing stakeholders at all levels
  • Developed negotiating skills
  • Able to strategically manage a category or categories whilst being able to deliver tactical solutions
  • High achievement drive with a proven ability to deliver results
  • Strong commercial and financial acumen with a natural ability to recognise effective deals
  • Customer focused ability to deliver the quality required by the organisation whilst delivering the best cost
  • Strategic vision which can see beyond the price
  • Ability to manage several different projects/negotiations concurrently and to work at pace to deliver
  • High level of integrity and commitment to corporate values

What's on Offer

This is an excellent Procurement Category Manager role in a growing area which could act as a real accelerator to someones career. In addition, you will be working in a global organisation with a lot of progression and development opportunities.

Ross Mingotti
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+44 207 269 2543

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Ross Mingotti
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+44 207 269 2543
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