CATEGORY MANAGER - Engineering & Capital Projects

The Martin Veasey Partnership
Staffordshire, UK
31 May 2019
20 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
CATEGORY MANAGER - Engineering & Capital Projects

"Experienced Engineering/CapEx, Capital Projects, procurement professional sought for European market leader specialising in the industrial manufacturing and processing sector"

£45-50000 + Car + Bonus + Benefits


Commutable from West Midlands, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Leicestershire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire

This is a high-profile opportunity for a procurement practitioner with extensive Engineering and Capital Projects procurement expertise gained within a multi-site, multiple engineering projects environment.Category procurement experience should include experience of full turnkey installation, mechanical and electrical works, civil works (groundwork and new buildings), energy infrastructure and control systems.

Candidates will be very familiar with the following processes - development of procurement project plans at project development phase, working with Project Engineers to write enquiry specifications, tender process management, negotiation of commercial and contractual process with OEM's or Turnkey contractors, writing contracts/framework agreements, management of contract from order placement through to 'Acceptance' and participation in engineering meetings reviewing project status and progress against savings targets.Experience of purchasing electrical and mechanical MRO, capital equipment and contractor services including specialist blue collar industrial trades for multiple plant locations nationally would also be advantageous but capital projects procurement experience gained within a procurement or capital projects engineering management role will be a prerequisite for success.

Operating as part of a large UK and European procurement team, and working closely with national and regional Engineering Management you will develop and deploy category strategies, identify future commercial opportunities and enable the delivery of associated value through contribution to the sourcing process. Specifically, you will manage capital procurement in support of £multi million capital investment programmes for the improvement, maintenance and growth of our client's national asset base.The ideal applicant must therefore already have experience of capital projects engineering procurement and be adept at procurement project management. The focus will be on stakeholder engagement, value delivery and supplier savings.You will be accountable for the delivery of strategic sourcing events within a large portfolio of CAPEX procurement projects, engaging with and building strong working relationships with key stakeholders nationally across the business.

The ideal candidate will be of graduate calibre (an engineering qualification would be highly advantageous), part or fully qualified CIPS, with previous multinational strategic sourcing experience within the Capital Projects and Engineering categories - turnkey installation, mechanical and electrical works, civil works (groundwork and new buildings), energy infrastructure and control systems.You will be highly capable in preparing and leading negotiations; you will possess proven procurement project management skills including a track record of handling multiple projects nationally; you will be very proficient in stakeholder engagement, communication and management; you will be commercially astute with excellent analytical abilities and negotiation skills.This role has a national multi-site remit but you must ideally be based within the West Midlands for regular meetings with the rest of the procurement team and senior executive stakeholders at Head Office. There may also be occasional travel to Europe to the shared services procurement centre or to key suppliers.Candidates must ideally live close to the major motorway/rail networks in the Midlands.

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