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Indirect Category Manager

  • Salary: Competitive Package

  • Location: Pean Hill

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  • Reference: 37294217

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Our client is a a market leading, global, interconnect specialist. They specialise in the design and manufacture of a diverse range of connectors and interconnect products for a highly demanding customer base in the Aerospace, Military and Industrial sectors.

They are now seeking to recruit an Indirect Category Manager. They will be responsible for leading all aspects of Sourcing, Tendering, Category Management and Supplier Relationship Management associated with a designated range of category suppliers

Key Responsibilities 

  • Managing all types of tenders: revalidation requests, standard revalidation requests, tenders for new parts/services, and tenders to restructure the supply base
  • Creating a statement of work and interpreting the business requirements in order to confirm conformity to our requirements
  • Managing the contract evaluation and tendering process; and for revalidations able to negotiate and track price reductions (PQuote process)
  • Working cross functionally across the business with key internal stakeholders including the Maintenance, Production Management, Commercial, Product Management, Engineering and Quality teams
  • Producing supplier performance reports to be used in conjunction with the vendor metrics; monitored and communicated for use in supplier performance review meetings

Skill Set 

  • Engineering or Business Management degree; CIPS Qualified
  • Strong Purchasing background, with experience in Procurement within an Engineering environment
  • Buying experience, with a proven track record of cost savings and vendor performance improvement
  • Strong Vendor Management skills
  • Solid background in supply management, with a strong discipline in supplier cost avoidance
  • Focused on goal achievement with excellent background in senior-level negotiations