Procurement Category Manager

Posted 25 September by Elevation Recruitment Group
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We are currently recruiting for a CAPEX Procurement Category Manager specialist for a leading business based in the Yorkshire region, with a long history and reputation for quality products. The CAPEX Procurement Category Manager will ideally be from a commercial / procurement background and be responsible for the UK, European and global strategy, and working towards procurement excellence as a priority.

As a CAPEX Procurement Specialist, you will be responsible for developing and delivering a category strategy for Capex & MRO. This will be through breakthrough ideas, best-in-class approaches, co-developing, supporting and implementing all procurement strategic projects that are held globally.

*Full responsibility for significant Capital and MRO procurement spend
*Determine sourcing strategies that meet the needs of the business and the Procurement team.
*Identify and implement cost saving initiatives, negotiate terms, instigate and complete supplier set ups and demonstrate strong market insight. Breadth of spend category is wide so good stakeholder engagement and management is essential for the successful candidate to succeed in this role.
*Gather and communicate site / business requirements to the Procurement team. For projects ensure cross functional teams have input into process from beginning and throughout duration
*Ensure robust processes are in place to support the new product launches / implement value engineering opportunities with support from the relevant Group teams.
*Key interface with all other relevant functions - to ensure all new products/suppliers are known, contracts in place and robust processes implemented.
*Ensure cross functional project plans are in place and all timelines are met
*Thorough knowledge of supply market, supplier capabilities and competitor activity, and expected trends at a local level.
*Proven capability of applying supplier management techniques to ensure contracted benefits are delivered.
*Supplier and contract management experience.
*Detailed understanding of financial evaluation and interpretation of supplier's records and their key cost and business drivers.
*Full understanding of the capital and MRO total cost model, cost drivers and all factors needed to ensure a robust agreement for the business
*Understanding of the processes, timelines and constraints for the development and delivery of new products.
*Professional knowledge of procurement principals, including high order negotiation skills.
*Sound knowledge of corporate regulations and legislation to ensure the creation of effective group contracts.
The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the following skills and experience:
*Engineering degree or bachelors degree (or equivalent) in related discipline or equivalent combination of education and related experience - MCIPS preferred
*Demonstrable track record in purchasing
*Excellent analytical skill
*Proven experience of successful capital management and purchasing within a complex environment.
*Extensive demonstrable experience in successfully leading and conducting the negotiation of contracts across technical, commercial and legal areas
*Familiar with engineering, production and manufacturing processes and regulatory requirements
*Proven experience in building and nurturing positive internal relationships with senior management, key users and business Stakeholders.
*Proven experience in building and nurturing positive external relationships with Vendors & Suppliers
*Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to champion the vision of the organisation.
*Proven track record of consistent performance and delivery.

If you want to discuss this position in more detail, please call Carl Walker at Elevation Recruitment Group on or

Elevation Recruitment Group's Procurement and Supply Chain division work with a vast range of businesses across Yorkshire and Humberside, Lincolnshire and East Midlands regions. For this role and other similar Procurement and Supply Chain positions, visit

Required skills

  • HR
  • Marketing
  • fleet
  • engineering
  • procurement
  • sourcing
  • direct
  • professional services
  • indirects
  • raw materials
  • strategic buying
  • commodity management

Reference: 35881032

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