Global Procurement Category Manager – Injection Moulding

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– £70000



Industrial Machinery and Automation

Key Benefits

Company Car (Hybrid / Electric) + 10% Bonus



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Are you an experienced strategic category manager who strives for continuous improvement and possesses a drive to improve supplier relations?

Ready to join an international leader with an unparalleled commitment to quality, innovation and staff well-being.

With a rich history in their sector, my client has become globally recognised for their quality and expertise. The variety of technical solutions, innovative design and reliability in the market, along with their highly skilled team have contributed significantly to their continued success within the market.

With a senior management team who truly believe in a work-life balance and creating an environment that encourages collaboration and creativity, they have developed a fantastic employee retention rate which has resulted in them delivering record sales.

  • £55K – £70K Basic (salary dependent on experience)
  • Company Car (Hybrid / Electric)
  • 10% Bonus
  • 5% Matched Pension
  • 26 Days Holiday + Public Holidays (options to buy & sell additional days)
  • Private Medical
  • 4 x Death in Service
  • Hybrid working (2 days per week in the office)

As the Global Category Manager, you will be responsible for a category spend of approximately €25m (injection moulding raw materials) across over 20 international manufacturing sites.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Driving procurement saving, working toward reduction objectives.
  • Stakeholder approval and implementation of category strategies.
  • Negotiating improved payment terms to enhance working capital.
  • Ensuring technical compliance of suppliers by working closely with technical stakeholders.
  • Developing and implementing global category strategies and supporting the development of sub-strategies at a local level.
  • Supplier relationship management.
  • Working with R&D to look at product specifications changes that will reduce materials costs.
  • Implementing, reviewing and auditing supplier performance and addressing any concerns.
  • Identifying and analysing new suppliers in the Asia Pacific region. (will include travel to Asia when necessary).
  • Improve procurement productivity and performance.

You must have proven success within a global strategic procurement / purchasing / category management position within the Engineering / Manufacturing sector and possess a background or understanding of plastic injection moulding or plastic extrusion.

An Engineering education would be highly beneficial but not essential.

Other key skills include:

  • A willingness to travel internationally (40-60%)
  • Intelligent with a commitment to learn.
  • A drive for continuous improvement.
  • Ability to demonstrate the global savings achieved and process improvements made.
  • Articulate communicator and influencer.
  • Highly motivated.
  • Resilient and assertive in nature.
  • Strong negotiation and supplier management skills.
  • Comfortable utilising ERP systems such as SAP

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Thank you for taking the time to read about this opportunity. We look forward to hearing from you,

Team Mase.

Job Ref: 151-1980

Global Strategic / Procurement Category Manager – Injection Moulding

Location: Based anywhere in Kent – Sittingbourne, Rochester, Dartford, Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks

Keywords: Category Manager, Category Management, Strategic Procurement, Global Purchasing, Procurement Manager, Purchasing Manager, Engineering, Manufacturing, Industrial Plastics, Plastic Injection Moulding, Plastic Extrusion, Polymers, Rubber, Procurement Strategy, Purchasing Strategy, Plastics

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