Category Manager - Engineering Services (Indirect)

Ronin Limited
£40,000 - £45,000
10 Aug 2017
17 Aug 2017
Job Title: Category Manager - Engineering Services Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 Location: Stevenage Vacancy Overview Our client, an international defence firm, is currently seeking a procurement professional to develop and implement sourcing and procurement strategies for contingent worker and offload services. You will also be responsible for the national strategy for the category; involvement and working with our international category managers to develop a wider strategy. The successful candidate will bring their experience and knowledge to provide internal stakeholders with support on all contingent worker and offload services. This is a key, strategic opportunity to support the future workload with an agile and adaptive approach. Key Duties and Responsibilities: - Drive supplier tenders to achieve value for the business and introduce new suppliers to challenge the current supplier base - Build supplier relationships that generate value for both MBDA and the suppliers - Manage the risks within the categories, escalating to the Domain Lead where relevant - Manage Supplier reviews with preferred and key suppliers in conjunction with contract milestones and SLAs. - Define a sourcing Strategy, and apply competitive methodologies to drive down prices to achieve and preferably exceed pre-agreed performance targets - Research market intelligence to identify trends and innovations for the category - Prepare, negotiate and agree supplier contracts and frame agreements and ensure that these are being used effectively by the internal stakeholders - Provision of category data to the Domain Lead Candidate Overview: - Preferably CIPS Level 4 Qualified - Demonstrable experience of the procurement life cycle - Confidence in negotiating with suppliers, and making recommendations to internal stakeholders. - Fully competent in drafting contracts and framework agreements including mitigation of risk to the business - Strong communication and interpersonal skills - Regular UK travel and occasional European travel required For further information, please contact Gabriel Monteiro on . Reference code 1827.

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