Category Lead

Acro Aircraft Seating Limited
Crawley, UK
04 Jun 2019
27 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Acro Aircraft Seating is more than just a manufacturing business, we have an entrepreneurial spirit that drives us to fulfil our vision of Perfect Comfort for Passengers , supported by a dedicated team who share our belief - from designers and engineers, through to production, quality, sales and support.
  • Location: Crawley (RH11)
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Regular company events
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension and healthcare schemes
  • Retail discounts
  • 1pm finish on a Friday!
This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative, award winning and high growth business and continue to develop your procurement career. As the Category Lead you will act as an "expert" in your specific categories and will be the able to manage and collaborate with existing suppliers, engage with new suppliers, work cross functionally with engineering / NPD, support production and build positive relationships internally across the business and between ACRO and our supply chain. You will lead, develop and deliver global category strategies focusing on quality, cost and service through the end to end value chain.

Our categories include - Soft Trim, Fabrics, Packaging, Consumables, Fasteners, Machining, Extrusion, Forming, Composites & Plastics.

To be successful in this position you will have/be;

  • Strategic procurement / category management experience.
  • Experienced in supplier relationship management.
  • Strong negotiating skills and experience.
  • Previous experience managing expenditure.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Experience of working to AS/ISO quality standards or equivalent.
  • Experience of writing a category plan, presenting to senior executives and peers.
  • Focused on delivering cost and service deliverables and enhancements.
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing processes.
  • Engineering background.
We really want to hear from you so don't miss your opportunity to join us! Once you apply, your CV will be held on our central database. Please do let us know if you do not wish for us to retain your details. If your application is successful, you will be contacted in due course.

Acro Aircraft Seating are an equal opportunities employer.

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