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Date: 21-Jun-2022

Location: Warrington, Cheshire, GB, WA3 6YD

Company: Babcock

Category Manager
Location: Warrington
Business Unit: Cavendish Nuclear
REF: SF44653

Reporting to the Supply Chain Manager the Category Manager will have responsibility for category strategy development and execution across the  Project. Objectives for this role will include:


•    Establishing Project specific requirements, including those driven by the future pipeline;
•    Supporting Project growth team to design and engage supply chains that meet future requirements;
•    Delivering tangible, bottom-line benefits to the business resulting from  category management of Spend
•    Supporting the delivery of Project strategies through the rigorous management of contract and supplier performance

The Category Manager will have responsibility for c. £30 - 50M expenditure across specific categories of spend.


Role Responsibilities:


•    Category Management 
o    Manages category strategies that maximise value for the business based on understanding of business and Project needs and supply market potential
o    Builds deep knowledge of the supply market within the business
o    Execution of the category strategy, including negotiating and contracting with suppliers, evaluating on-going contract and supplier performance and measuring contract compliance
o    Accountability for team members, therefore management and communication skills are imperative 


•    Sourcing 
o    Captures specific business requirements and informs Procurement team to enable them to be built into ITT or RFx documents 
o    Executes Project sourcing activity using strategic sourcing methodologies in order to put fit-for-purpose supply contracts in place
o    Accountable for the implementation of pan-Project contracts so that they can be used in practice by the overall Project 
o    Where appropriate, supports major bid activity where there is a significant category requirement


•    Supply Management
o    Segmenting and managing suppliers within the category
o    Executing the appropriate strategies to incentivise and engage suppliers and to measure and incentivise their performance
o    Managing appropriate supplier governance, fed by relevant data and attended by empowered representatives of both organisations


What do I need to do the role?
Education & Professional Qualifications
•    Qualified to degree level or equivalent
•    MCIPS or equivalent professional qualifications

Experience & Background
•    Experienced procurement practitioner with knowledge of current strategic procurement techniques and extensive experience within Sourcing & Procurement
•    Knowledge of relevant Manufacturing categories (glovebox desirable)
•    Experience working in project environments at both biding and delivery phases of lifecycle
•    Proven track record of identifying and delivering procurement savings
•    Management and coordination of Senior Stakeholder engagement.


Business Skills & Knowledge
•    High quality communication ability, both written and orally, at all levels
•    Highly commercial, with a proven ability to use procurement to unlock value for the business
•    Delivery focussed with a pragmatic, hands-on approach that enables strategies to be fully executed
•    Ability to operate successfully in dual reporting  or matrix organisations


What else do I need to know?
•    All applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK and be subject to satisfactory security clearance which includes 3 years reference checks. Verification of any qualifications/passport/licences must be shown at interview stage. 
Application Guidance
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Please note that you will not be able to access the vacancy details after the closing date so you may wish to keep a copy of this advert and any supporting documents for your records. 
We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment.  
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs. 


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