A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Head of Category to lead the Engineering and Maintenance team for a fast-paced, pioneering global Aviation organisation in West Sussex. This role will be accountable for the creation and implementation of the overall category strategies consisting of multiple sub category strategies that demonstrate direct contribution to the organisations goals.
You will lead the team delivering strategic procurement activity and ensuring a high standard of service as a business partner to the Engineering leadership team. You will also contribute as a member of the Procurement leadership team in developing the skill set and profile of the function across the business.
Day to day ·Setting out a full category objective and ensuring alignment with leadership team goals for business areas. You will influence and challenge business processes, providing critical insight and initiatives to drive the best commercial output.
·Closely collaborating with other Procurement Heads to develop visibility across categories, sub-categories and commodities to develop best commercial opportunities.
·Developing core category expertise across the various sub-categories and commodities.
·You will be accountable for all strategic procurement activity within the category, ensuring that it is in compliance with the set governance policy and processes.
·Ensuring that you and your team have a full understanding of the P2P process across the company and are implementing this through contracts and across your category.
·Managing supply base numbers through active decision making on opening and closing supplier accounts.
·You will ensure the consistent standard of excellence in process execution across all category activity to support the ongoing development of Procurement as a Centre of Excellence. Working with peers to establish the key goals for functional best practice.
·Assessing workload priorities and managing the deployment of resources effectively whilst understanding skills and development requirements in each team member.
About you To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrable experience in an Engineering & Maintenance Category and operating at a strategic level. You will have experience in a senior Procurement role along with an in depth Procurement/purchasing knowledge obtained in supply of services and supply of equipment and maintenance. In addition you will be educated to Bachelor degree level or equivalent.
With excellent communication skills, you will have the ability to influence and challenge at all levels and drive change across a wide range of stakeholders. This will come from your experience of successful change management, both leading change and being part of a project team. You will also have an analytical approach along with the ability to handle multiple sources of data and information. You will also need to have the ability to develop usable information to provoke debate, consult or guide stakeholders in decision making, this will include great presentation skills.
If you are used to working in a high pressured environment and you have the ability to multi task whilst working to tight deadlines and this role fits your experience, it would be great to have a conversation with you. This role is paying up to £85k, £6k car allowance and 20% bonus plus great benefits. Please call Jane Wallbank on 01293 572900 or email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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