Job Details




£50000 - £60000 per annum



Job Details

The Executive Network Groups Logistics & Transport Division is currently recruiting for a Category Manager in Derbyshire to join our client on a permanent basis support the category strategies underpinning the procurement requirements of the business.

Salary Package
Permanent Role
Salary: Up to £60,000 DoE
Location: Derby (Hybrid Working Available)

Key Responsibilities
• Implement agreed category strategies for the procurement on sub systems which must be in line with the overall procurement strategy.
• Be seen as the Procurement subject matter experts on your sub-system, and the benefits they can deliver to the customer and end user
• Manage the end-to-end procurement process for sub-systems, from RFP through to end supplier management, including:
• Identify opportunities for new services through the use of innovative products to customers
• Where appropriate, tracking supplier performance against the contractual service level agreements, ensuring feedback from other functions is received and acted upon. Escalate any issues in a timely manner, both externally to the supplier and internally within the commercial function
• Support the overall drive for cost efficiencies across the procurement function
• Support the development of procurement processes and systems
• Support the delivery of quality accreditations, including the ISO 20400 in sustainable procurement
• Work as part of the procurement function, supporting the development of the overall strategy and annual business plan
• Support other functions (Finance/Commercial/Fleet) in the internal planning and budgeting for WLMP/FQP
• Support the commercial and innovation processes with knowledge of sub-systems, how they are developing and the costs for implementation
• Support the project managers and other functions during the operational phase of a contract/project and be seen as the point of escalation for commercial issues with the supply base
• Work effectively with other functions/departments, often as part of cross-functional teams.
• Operate in line with the organisation’s values and behaviours
• Ensure that all products procured comply with all environmental, ethical and health and safety legislation
• Support the business in the drive for continuous improvement

To be considered for this Category Manager role you must have:

• Procurement experience as a Senior Buyer (Engineering desirable)
• Knowledge of rolling stock and components (Railway industry desirable)
• Legal or commercial experience would be advantageous
• Track record of working to and exceeding KPIs
• Knowledge of Oracle-based systems
• Educated to degree or further education standard, preferably in either Engineering, Law, or Business Management would be of an advantage.
• An MCIPS or better qualification from the Chartered Institute of Procurement would be desirable

Andrew Swann

Ref: 268280451