Job Type

Full Time

Posted

Today

Location

Coalville, MID

Description

Procurement Category Manager (Ref: 9969)


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We have some brand new opportunities within our procurement function as we look to expand the skillset of our highly valued procurement team, following on from some significant  successes in the last financial year. We are now actively recruiting the following vacancies:

Procurement Category Manager, Mining Services & Capex

Procurement Category Manager, Production Services

If you have Procurement Category Management experience within a manufacturing and / or engineering environment, purchasing equipment and services, and /or some experience of major capital equipment  purchases, this is a great opportunity to demonstrate how you can drive significant benefit through supplier sourcing, selection and contracting to best advantage our business, as well as enhancing your own career.

About the roles

Reporting to Head of Procurement, or a Senior Category Manager you will work closely with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure the proactive and effective end-to-end management of all procurement and commercial requirements for either our Mining services & Capex or Production Services categories each with an approximate spend of c.£30m, c.100 - 550 suppliers and covering around 300 business locations. 

Other elements to the role include:

  • Managing the tendering, contracting and negotiation strategy, in line with our procurement plans. 
  • Achieving strong, collaborative and sustainable relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers. 
  • Working with end-users and relevant functional departments to develop specifications, statements of work,  performance metrics, tender documentation and drafting appropriate contract terms & conditions.  
  • Working with and aligning our strategies with our parent group Lafargeholcim which span both european and globally, including a focus on best cost country sourcing and sustainability elements.
  • Managing the tender/supplier selection/contract award and implementation process ensuring effective  communication is maintained throughout.  
  • Creating added value (performance & savings) annual activity plans that support the attainment of  department/business objectives. 
  • Ensuring that department and individual performance targets are achieved through the maintenance of  monthly progress reports. 
  • Providing category expertise to the operational divisions to build their annual budgets based on commodity  movements and contract cost control 
  • Supply chain management to ensure Purchase to pay KPI’s are achieved.
  • Some line management responsibility & development of more junior team members. 

 

What will you bring?

  • Business Degree or Engineering qualification (with CIPS qualification or working towards)
  • Procurement expertise with Category  Management in a manufacturing or engineering environment purchasing equipment and services or major Capital equipment  purchases is preferred.
  • Knowledge & experience of additional direct &  indirect categories. 
  • Experience of drafting and negotiating contract terms and  conditions (especially goods, services & construction contracts) and performance metrics (SLAs and KPIs). 
  • Demonstrable experience assisting end users in drafting and developing  specifications and statements of work, drafting tender documents and managing the tender process.
  • Ability to present business cases and strategy recommendations at board level.
  • Resilient, ability to manage conflicting priorities without compromising on quality

​What’s on offer?

  • Competitive Salary, bonus and benefits recognizing the contribution you bring
  • Opportunities for Career Progression both at home and abroad
  • An inclusive and safety focused culture with people at the heart of the business

We are committed to building a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

Why join Aggregate Industries?

To be at the heart of construction, we see our people at the forefront of the construction industry, transforming it into a more sustainable future. We employ highly talented, experienced and motivated people from diverse backgrounds. We have industry-leading capability in innovation, enabling us to anticipate and meet the changing needs of our customers. We are committed to developing strong and positive relationships with the communities we live and work in. LafargeHolcim has a global footprint with leadership positions in the vast majority of its markets and a diversified portfolio with a good balance between mature and developing markets positioned in highly populated areas. 

About Aggregate Industries

We’re at the front line of the construction and infrastructure industries, producing and supplying an array of construction materials. With over 270 sites and more than 3,900 dedicated employees, we’re home to everything from aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete and precast concrete products. On top of that, we produce, import and supply construction materials, export aggregates and offer national road surfacing and contracting services. 

We’re also a proud member of LafargeHolcim, which is the leading global building materials and solutions company with around 90,000 employees in over 80 countries. It holds leading positions in all regions with a balanced portfolio of developing and mature markets.