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Poole, Dorset Barclay Meade

A well-known Poole brand require a Senior Category Manager. Applicants need strategic, category focused procurement expertise, stakeholder partnering skills, and the ability to drive change across the function.

The Senior Category Manager will be responsible for leading strategic procurement activities across the Engineering & Manufacturing category. This will include a wide remit of technical services and engineered / manufactured parts and components (valves, motors, engines, hydraulics, fabrications, electronics, composites etc. ) Previous exposure to this supplier set, is not a pre-requisite but the ability to develop strategic category plans, is 100% required.

The Senior Category Manager will have two direct reports who will support the implementation of procurement and category strategies.

This is an exciting period of growth and transformation of the Procurement function and the Senior Category Manager will have opportunity to support the implementation of a new ERP system, Procurement Catalogues and E-Procurement tools.

Specific duties of the Senior Category Manager include:

  • Supply market intelligence, tendering, negotiation, supplier selection/de-selection activities
  • Serve as Procurement Business Partner to relevant stakeholder community and partner with them
  • Post-signature SRM and Contract Management activities across Engineering & Manufacturing supplier base
  • Collaboration with Procurement Operations team to make best use of procurement data
  • Contribute to development of procurement function - people, processes, policies etc.

Senior Category Manager applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Ability to develop Category Strategies and/or a proven track record in Category Management
  • Strategic procurement toolkit - negotiation, supplier relationship management and development
  • Ability to support a Procurement function embarking on a period of change and growth
  • Knowledge of latest E-Procurement, Procurement Systems, P2P and ERP technology
  • Comfortable being present in Poole c2 times p/week
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