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Procurement Category Manager - Engineering

My client is a leading global chemical manufacturer who I have successfully worked with on a number of occasions and have only ever heard positive things. They are an ambitious growing business that has a clear strategy and desires to break into the FTSE 100. Procurement is on an exciting journey where they are making a real impact.


The key responsibilities for the Procurement Category Manager - Engineering include:-

  • Development and implementation of category sourcing strategies for categories across the Europe region aligned to the group procurement strategy.
  • Management of the strategic sourcing lifecycle, from requirements, market analysis, supplier selection, tendering, contract and price negotiation, through to post-contract award SRM and performance \ SLA assessment using the eSourcing processes and tools (SAP Ariba)
  • Identification of process improvement opportunities, and promoting procurement best practice in a complex, multi-site operation across Europe
  • Liaising cross-functionally with a diverse internal community
  • Delivering best value purchasing: cost savings, quality, flexibility, governance and strategic vendor relationships
  • Be an integral part of the the Procurement team working with stakeholders to promote the function and develop standard processes and governance


The successful Procurement Category Manager - Engineering will be able to demonstrate the following:-

  • Demonstrable category experience in machinery, MRO, engineering, CAPEX
  • Knowledge and experience in model contracting forms (e.g. IChemE / NEC etc.)
  • Highly numerate and technical
  • Excellent communication & negotiation skills
  • Strong commercial acumen

Job Offer

On offer to the successful Procurement Category Manager - Engineering is great opportunity to impact a key area of spend in global business where you input will be truly valued.

Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Job Type
Industry Sector
Salary and benefits
£60000 to £80000 Per Annum
Career Level
Experienced (4 years +)
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