Category Manager - Engineering, Derbyshire

Job Summary

Reference: 123103151
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Derbyshire
Salary: 45000 - 55000 per annum
Date Posted: 09/30/2016

Job Description

Job Title: Category Manager Engineering

Location: Derby

Salary: 45'000 - 55'000

A brilliant opportunity to deliver a significant contribution within a National Transport Operator.

This role will give you full responsibility for a holistic Category Strategy delivering tangible business benefits in terms of; sustainable cost reductions in line with Category benefits target, operational supply management efficiencies and broad-based supplier performance improvements.

Principal Accountabilities

Develop and lead breakthrough business projects in spend categories using advanced category management tools

Drive significant, measurable and sustainable business advantage, exceeding year on year targets

Understand full life cycle costs and develop appropriate cost/procurement models for decision making and performance reporting in specific spend categories

Develop flexible, robust supplier networks capable of meeting the dynamic needs of the business

Drive supplier competition, development and rationalisation as appropriate

Build supplier relationships with key vendors and service providers to deliver results-based business advantage

Develop supplier and supply market expertise to inform category strategies

Work with internal customers to ensure category projects are delivered on time and within budget

Develop effective working relationships with operational Purchasing Managers to ensure category strategies are delivered and effective at Operating Companies and business units

Develop effective working relationships across the wider DB group to fully develop opportunities and synergies.


Minimum 3 years Category Management experience

Experience of structured Category Management tools and principles

Excellent ICT skills

Accomplished written, numeric and presentation skills

Demonstrable record of delivering significant tangible financial benefits

Strong analytical and financial capabilities

Strong commercial negotiating skills

Developed interpersonal and influencing skills

Ability to understand complex (sometime ambiguous) business issues

Sourcing experience with a strategic, results-based orientation

Ability to find/create opportunities to deliver benefits


University degree or equivalent and CIPS qualified

Category experience gained within the following:

- Capital expenditure

- MRO Procurement (Engineering spare parts and materials)