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Procurement Category Manager - Operational Services

Aggregate Industries
Bardon Hill, Coalville (Hybrid, Remote)
Closing date
27 Apr 2024

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Specialist Area
Logistics, Procurement, Supply chain, Category management
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

About Aggregate Industries UK

We are at the heart of construction, committed to building progress and transforming the industry to deliver a more sustainable future for all. We are recognised as one of the safest, most customer-focused companies in this space and we are looking for you to be part of our movement to grow, innovate and develop together to create continuous value. Join today and build progress with us.

The Opportunity

We have a great opportunity for an experienced Category Manager to join our Procurement team. You’ll be responsible for the Operational Services category which includes Mining, Heavy Mobile Equipment and Capex, with approximately £60m spend and around 100 suppliers.

You’ll be working in close collaboration with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure the proactive and effective end-to-end management of all procurement requirements for the UK.

It’s important that you have the flexibility to travel as you’ll need to attend collaborative meetings in the Bardon Hill, Coalville office and be out with suppliers 2-3 days a week.

As a category manager you will understand that supplier requests come to you and that you will have to proactively approach the market to source suitable suppliers using your analytical skills and creating project plans based on spend. It’s a very demanding role, so having strong organisational skills is critical to your success as you will be managing multiple tasks at any given time. The perfect candidate will have category management experience in heavy mobile plant equipment, but we are happy to consider anyone with a proven track record in a similar role.

So if you think you’re the person we need in our procurement team and you’re ready for this challenge, then you can expect a competitive salary with great benefits and you’ll enjoy being part of a fantastic team led by a forward thinking, open and honest manager who cares about his team and their development.

Who are you?

You will be experienced in managing tendering, contracts and negotiation strategy, in line with functional and business objectives.

You can demonstrate achieving strong, collaborative, and sustainable relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers.

Confident in working with end-users and relevant functional departments to develop specifications, statements of work, performance metrics, tender documentation and drafting appropriate contract terms & conditions.

Experienced in managing the tender/supplier selection/contract award and implementation process ensuring effective communication is maintained throughout.

You can create added value (performance & savings) annual activity plans that support the attainment of department/business objectives.

Can ensure that department and individual performance targets are achieved through the maintenance of monthly progress reports.

You conduct regular risk assessments for all Procurement managed categories.

You can fully populate all key Procurement databases and information registers, ensuring that key information is maintained and kept up-to-date at all times.

Ensure formally planned regular review meetings with end-users, stakeholders and suppliers take place.

You can provide supply chain management to ensure Purchase to pay KPI’s are achieved.


- Competitive Salary, bonus, car/car allowance, 25 days holiday (with options to increase) and other benefits - all recognising the contribution you bring.

- Be valued and supported, working as part of a highly respected team in a business that has a huge focus on Health & Safety and building a sustainable future.

- Opportunities for career progression both at home and abroad (via our parent company Holcim).

- An inclusive and safety focused culture with people at the heart of the business.

We are committed to building a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

Team - Procurement and Purchasing

Role Procurement - Category Manager

Locations - Bardon Hill, Coalville

Remote status - Hybrid Remote

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