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Group Procurement Category Manager

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31 Jan 2022

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An opportunity has arisen for a procurement Professional to join the Group Procurement Category Management team. Working in an international context, the successful candidate will bring their experience and knowledge to ensure effective category management in the RF or electronic domain.

The team works across the MBDA Group in a changing environment, leading and implementing category strategies in the RF, Electronic and Mechanical domains.
What we're looking for
Ideally a degree calibre procurement professional with experience of working in an international environment in high technology companies.
Proven ability to:
  • Influence multi-functionally, multi-nationally and at all levels within the organisation
  • Implement changes when working with internal partners
  • Develop and implement category strategies through a multi-function team
  • Manage the supplier relationship
  • Experience in the domain of RF or electronics would be an ideal.
Here's whats in it for you
The role provides an excellent opportunity to:
  • Influence the evolution of the companys industrial and business environment
  • Develop new models for the implementing (or discarding) of new solutions
  • Well resourced training and development programmes
  • The position will involve working and travelling internationally with fellow procurement professionals, with internal partners (internal customers, procurement colleagues, technical specialist, legal) and with key suppliers.
The Role
  • Creating and implementing category strategies and supplier relationships to deliver innovative and outstanding suppliers to the business
  • Develop a comprehensive market knowledge of the category and manage market risks and opportunities
  • Undertake internal partner requirements from the category, analyse the business needs, forecast consumption, future product requirements,
  • Undertake category segmentation and performance, accessing and addressing gaps with the business requirements.
  • Develop a supplier policy and a full strategic execution plan, gaining key stakeholder sign off, implementing with the correct controls in place
  • Manage the supplier relationship and lead the suppliers business reviews
  • Source new requirements for future projects and lead the prospection, evaluation and approval of new suppliers to achieve the objectives of the strategic execution plan
  • Negotiate and manage execution of Frame Agreements.
  • Coordinate and support the buyers to run the competitions, negotiations in conformance with the supplier policy and to deliver optimum value (total cost of acquisition) for the Business
  • Ensure the capability of the Supply Chain to fulfil forecast demand and manage the plan to improve on Time, on Cost, on Quality performance of the suppliers
  • Manage the supplier risks and the mitigation actions plan to support the MBDA technology roadmap and production plan,
  • Support procurement cohesion across MBDA Group

Join a great team!

We are an excellent mixture of experienced and developing professionals located in UK, France and Italy. The team is knowledgeable and enthusiastic, placing great value on sharing knowledge and exchanging ideas.

We cover a broad range of products and ensure we successfully deliver the service levels and the cost optimisation required by the business within a supportive environment, where team spirit is highly valued
Our Benefits
*Flexible working *opportunities for career progression *paid overtime (subject to level) *great bonus scheme *comprehensive pension scheme *annual salary review *fantastic working environment and site facilities *social, charitable and sporting activities.

Why us?

MBDA is an award winning company; committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.

Were here to help and want to ensure you have a positive experience throughout our recruitment process. We recognise that everyone is unique and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments.

MBDA is a proud member of Working Families the UKs work-life balance organisation. We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

We understand that flexibility benefits our people, our teams and our business; wherever possible we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working.

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Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role.
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