Category Manager

A well known third-sector organisation is seeking a Category Manager to work within the mechanical category.

Procurement Heads is delighted to be working with this highly-regarded third-sector organisation based in Dorset. 

This organisation has a centralised and professional procurement function reporting to the Head of Procurement and Logistics.

As a Category Manager for the Mechanical category, you’ll be responsible for c£8m spend and 180 vendors.

While this role has no direct reports, you will have the support of 4 mechanical buyers and will work closely with the mechanical engineering team. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Support the Value/Enabling Stream strategy and work in project teams to deliver clear plans that achieve future goals
  • Implement the execution of the organisation’s procurement strategy that significantly influences the organisation and its Value/Enabling Streams, reduce risk, and total life cost and improve quality/service standards to agreed metrics and meet corporate priorities
  • Develop and implement the procurement category or sub-category strategy within the Value/Enabling Stream, leading projects to deliver clear plans to ensure financial targets and future goals are met through a project approach
  • Sign off projects and spend with relevant Value/Enabling Stream and Senior Category Manager using governance forums, improving contract coverage across the category
  • Use sound commercial reasoning and influence to ensure that availability is maximised across categories and delivered in a safe, effective and efficient manner through the tendering, negotiation and agreement of the most appropriate commercial approach
  • Analyse/interpret trends, markets and system data as well as organisational requirements to influence stakeholders through the effective presentation of data and key metrics
  • • Act as SME to develop and implement projects that satisfy the business need, optimising the appropriate supply base and enhancing supplier performance to minimise risk and maximise value delivery

Benefits of the role include:

  • £38-44,000
  • Pension contributions of up to 16% of the basic salary
  • Flexible working
  • CIPS Support

Despite having their main office in Dorset, candidates can be based further afield as the company operates on a hybrid working structure with 2/3 days in the office per week.

Ideally, you will come from a manufacturing background, especially in the marine or aerospace industries.