Global Category Manager, MRO, Capex & Engineering

GBP40000 - GBP60000 per annum + company car + bonus
22 Dec 2020
21 Jan 2021
Gajan Sivarajah
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Global Category Manager, MRO, Capex & Engineering - Growing Innovative FMCG Brand - £60,000 + Strong Package - Growing Procurement Function - Hertfordshire/Buckinghamshire

This aggressively growing innovative FMCG brand, with a prominent sustainability agenda is growing their strategic Procurement function, reporting directly into the Global Supply Chain Director. The company are launching a transformation initiative to upgrade their strategic procurement capabilities and become a world class model for sustainability. In addition, the company is in the process of implementing Coupa and looking at how digital technology (e.g. AI and Blockchain) can enhance every step of the Procurement process.

As part of this the company are searching for an ambitious procurement & strategic sourcing specialist to join as Global Category Manager within their Manufacturing organisation.

Global Category Manager, MRO, Capex & Engineering role profile:-

  • Play a pivotal role in the development, management and implementation of comprehensive sourcing & category strategies on a global and regional basis to deliver impressive cost savings and wider commercial benefits that impact company results
  • Represent the MRO, Capex & Engineering categories on strategy development and supply chain planning forums
  • Develop supply strategies that deliver business requirements across assurance of supply, quality, regulatory, service, cost and innovation
  • Implement initiatives and programs to improve quality of bought-in goods and services and reduce lead times
  • Build strategic relationships with critical suppliers and develop risk mitigation strategies to provide secure and cost effective sources for specialist commodities
  • Participate in the development of Continuous Improvement strategy for the supply base, employing Lean Six Sigma approaches
  • Benefit from personally tailored professional development programmes to aid your quick progression within the company

Required qualifications & experience:-

  • 5+ years Procurement / Strategic Sourcing / Category Management experience, with a CV that details commercial achievements (cost savings & avoidance, risk mitigation, supplier relationship and performance improvement, stakeholder engagement)
  • Extensive category experience across MRO, Capex and Engineering categories
  • Flair for engaging with and influencing executive stakeholders across the globe
  • Procurement / strategic sourcing / buying experience within complex global organisations
  • Degree & CIPS qualifications preferred though not essential

This is an exciting opportunity to join a globally respected and incredibly successful organisation with an important purpose. Please apply directly or reach out to

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