Interim - EMEA Category Manager - Capex & MRO

GBP400 - GBP500 per day +
14 May 2022
13 Jun 2022
Rikard Lenkler
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Consultant, Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Interim - EMEA Category Manager - Capex & MRO

Global Engineering Firm

Location - Midlands + Flexible working

Salary - £400-£500/d Outside IR-35; 6-months with possibility of extension

Contact - Rikard,

Are you a CapEx procurement professional looking for an exciting opportunity to be part of an innovative global engineering firm? The business is looking for an experienced interim who can dive into the procurement team to address some urgent issues within the Capex spend. This is an excellent opportunity for a CapEx and MRO procurement specialist to join a highly innovative engineering business and work on some business-critical procurement projects. As the EMEA Category Manager for CAPEX, you will oversee a spend of over €70M across multiple facilities in the region, playing a key role in developing and implementing best in class sourcing and supplier management strategy.

Your primary responsibilities as Interim Category Manager for CapEx will include:-

  • Provide subject matter expertise related to local and regional market conditions, technologies, and services to support the global procurement team with risk management and decision making
  • Work closely with the Global Category Director of Indirect to develop and implement local and regional sourcing strategy
  • Manage supplier selection and preferred supplier list for the region and drive compliance across all relevant plants
  • Deliver an exceptional cost and budget management strategy aligned with global targets
  • Deploy an effective supplier performance management strategy to ensure optimal cost, performance, and delivery from preferred suppliers

To be suitable for the Interim Category Manager for CapEx position you should have the following skills and experience:-

  • Technical commodity experience in the area of CapEx & MRO within an Automotive, Machinery, or Engineering environment
  • Experience in creating and implementing category strategy for multiple sites at a regional level
  • Excellent Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) skills and experience in developing effective supplier monitoring and performance tools
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-national and multi-cultural team in a matrix-structured environment
  • Degree qualified in an Engineering discipline; specialized purchasing qualifications highly desirable

As the EMEA Category Manager for CapEx you will play a key role in managing a highly technical spend area with high cost pressures. You will utilize your skills and expertise to negotiate optimal terms with suppliers to ensure the best value and performance delivery. You will have a hands-on approach to managing supplier relationships and internal stakeholder relationships with global procurement colleagues and plant-based management teams. If you have the relevant skills and experience to take on this challenging role as EMEA Category Manager, apply now with your most up to date CV to the link above or directly to Rikard at

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