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Category Manager - UK Leading Railway Organisation - London

Bramwith Consulting
GBP60000 - GBP68000 per annum +
Closing date
5 May 2024

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Here's your chance to be part of an exciting chapter in the journey of one of the UK's leading train operating companies. With a new Head of Procurement (HOP) steering the ship, my client is undergoing a major transformation, placing procurement at the forefront of its operations. Engaging with key stakeholders, my client is doubling its procurement workforce to drive initiatives across various business units and ensure a sustainable future.

Position: Category Manager - Indirects

Why join them?

  • Be part of their significant growth and transformation phase
  • Contribute to shaping procurement strategies that drive value and sustainability
  • Collaborate with major stakeholders to influence change across diverse business units.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Lead procurement and contract negotiation processes, ensuring adherence to industry regulations and businesses high standards
  • Define specifications and KPIs for key contracts, fostering continuous improvement and innovation
  • Develop category strategies to optimize customer value and support safety and sustainability objectives
  • Cultivate productive relationships with stakeholders and suppliers to inform strategic decisions
  • Implement cost reduction strategies to meet savings targets and support financial goals
  • Maintain a dynamic preferred supplier list, prioritizing performance and cost-effectiveness

Experienced Required:

  • MCIPS qualified or working towards MCIPS, with a minimum of five years' experience in strategic procurement
  • Proficiency in tendering and managing large value tenders across diverse categories
  • Strong commercial acumen and analytical skills
  • Ability to build collaborative relationships and work autonomously
  • Familiarity with railway industry dynamics and supply chain management

Seize this opportunity to be part of their journey of growth and transformation. If you're an ambitious individual with a passion for procurement, apply now to become their next Category Manager and make your mark on the future of rail travel in the UK

If you are keen to hear more about this opportunity then please reach out to me at

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Award-winning recruitment specialist with an exclusive global pool of procurement, operations and supply chain talent.

Working with a wide range of small start-ups through to large FTSE 100 businesses, Bramwith Consulting has established a reputation for excellence, delivery and market knowledge.

Our expert consultants, work on both contingency and retained search mandates with clients, advising and assisting them in hiring niche Procurement staff. Our experienced recruiters have proven track records establishing and developing relationships with clients and candidates alike, allowing us to provide the highest calibre of candidates and job opportunities.

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