Group Procurement Category Manager

Megger Group
This position can be based at our headquarters in Dover or any one of our overseas offices.
Between £50,000 - £60,000 depending on experience
25 Oct 2021
25 Nov 2021
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
Non CIPS member

We are always looking for exceptional talent to join our inspiring multinational family and right now we are seeking to recruit a Group Procurement Category Manager to join our busy and friendly team. This position can be based at our headquarters in Dover or any one of our overseas offices.

Core purpose:

The Megger Group designs, manufactures and supplies portable test equipment for the low voltage installation, factory acceptance tests, maintenance, diagnostics and fault finding for the electrical supply industry of power electric systems.  

Megger’s products are categorised into seven core application segments: cable test and diagnostics, protection relays and systems, circuit breakers, transformer test and diagnostics, low voltage installations, general electrical testing, and motor and generator testing.

Headquartered in Dover, Kent, Megger has eight specialised development and manufacturing facilities in the UK (Dover), Germany (Baunach, Radeburg, Aachen), Sweden (Danderyd) and the USA (Dallas, Valley Forge, Fort Collins). Sales for all products from all the above facilities is organised geographically and covers most countries of the world.

Role summary:

Analysis of the group spend has shown that there are a number of key material groups that are purchased by each site in isolation. An ongoing development programme to improve our strategic purchasing has started to work on some of these but the site based teams do not have the resources to do this for more than just their site. Therefore we are looking for a Group level role to support the sites in the top 3-4 categories by analysing the market and providing solution to get improved cost and service from the supply chain.

Primary objectives:

  • Strategic lead for the top 3/4 procurement categories across the Group and develop supply chain strategy to deliver high value procurement solutions to the business.
  • Provide high value insight and solutions to the business and category strategies through vendor selection, vendor development, technology management and performance measurement activities.
  • Ensure best-in-class delivery of external services and products in the specific category to support projects and to realize year-on-year productivity improvements, cost savings, and process improvements in close collaboration with the stakeholders in the business.

Main Responsibilities 

  • Develop a forward looking, living Category Strategy aligned with the overall procurement and business plan.
  • Develop the contracting process & frameworks consistent with legal, regulatory and business requirements.
  • Deliver cost improvement through the execution of sourcing plans and managing RFI/P activities.
  • Understanding key cost drivers and monitoring global/regional risk and opportunity
  • Understand the product portfolio, spend under management and develop a procurement process in support of a segmented supply chain solution
  • Fully understand and be expert in the spend category markets and dynamics.
  • Directly responsible and accountable for the development and ongoing management of assigned category.
  • Minimise commercial and corporate supply risks.
  • Function as liaison and key contact within the business units to ensure that commercial relationships between the suppliers and business requirements are aligned.
  • Serve as an escalation point to internal business stakeholders for supplier relationship concerns.
  • Driving consensus across the procurement and regional stakeholder/supply base.
  • International travel will be required
  • Provide commercial leadership and market insight of procurement trends and new developments in the market-space for assigned categories and providing these global/regional insights in the development of future category strategies

Experience, Skill and Knowledge required to be successful in role

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or Business Management (or equivalent demonstrable experience)
  • Minimum 5-7 years of professional experience; supply chain
  • Possess international business cultural awareness
  • Expertise in negotiating/interpreting legal terms and conditions
  • Excellent SCM sourcing and supplier management process and deployment knowledge
  • MBA in Business or master’s in supply chain or related area – preferred
  • Professional supply chain related certification(s) preferred: ISM, APICS, etc.
  • Possess deep knowledge of the various electronic industry sector or engineering component related categories.
  • Corporate staff function experience
  • Excellent communication, customer service and interpersonal skills necessary to influence a large and diverse group of stakeholders including senior management, engineers, operations, finance and supply chain management personnel
  • Strong negotiation skills, knowledge, and experience
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities required
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and ability to manage multiple tasks globally


  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Career development in a growing multinational company
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Salary sacrifice pension
  • Day off for your birthday
  • Flexible working
  • Early finish on Fridays (13:15pm)



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