Global Category Manager - Mechanical Components

Posted 5 days ago by Pod Talent Ltd

City of London, London
£80,000 - £85,000/annum Bonus, Healthcare, Pension etc.

Global Category Manager - Mechanical Components

Global Software Business - London (2 days with Home Working) - £80,000 - £85,000 + Bonus

This business is currently a very successful software company making a move into the hardware space after a series of highly lucrative investments. Famed for their innovative and progressive culture and products, they are launching a number of exciting new products to work in tandem with their successful app. They will be building a global supply chain from scratch and need senior procurement professionals who have a track record in designing and implementing global sourcing processes.

Global Category Manager Role

This role will be a pivotal hire for a Greenfield procurement function. They will have the initial task of working with the key stakeholders (Engineering, Tech, Finance etc) to understand key business requirements before designing and rolling out a global sourcing strategy. With a large focus on NPI and manufacturing processes, there will be a large focus primarily on identifying long term strategic suppliers (Far East) and also more locally sourced suppliers. This role will be responsible for designing sourcing processes to ensure Engineers comply with supplier selection. They will be tasked with creating strategic relationship with key vendors to eradicate long lead times on specific components and working with Planning and NPI at the upstream stage to understand what components are required and when to ensure materials availability.

Skills and Experience Required

  • Must have experience in the mechanical components category - sourcing injection mouldings, castings, welding, pneumatics/pumps, gears and levers etc.

  • Prior experience leading strategy design and implementing global sourcing processes

  • Experience in Far East sourcing and creating strong supplier relationships to decrease lead times

  • The ability to develop long term strategic vendor relationships and a track record in SRM

  • The ability to work in a Greenfield procurement environment with prior experience designing new processes

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills with the ability to influence senior stakeholders and help the business comply with global sourcing strategies

  • A background working with Engineers and technical knowledge of mechanical products and processes

  • Must have a proactive mindset and a natural problem solver in order to tackle complex global supply chain related challenges

If you are interested in learning more about this Greenfield procurement role and have the relevant skills and experience required then get in touch now - send your CV to Declan at (url removed) or click Apply now.

Pod Talent are independent specialist recruiters in the Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics, Manufacturing and R&D space covering roles internationally from entry to board level. We recruit for roles including Supply Chain, Demand Planning, Inventory Management, Direct and Indirect Procurement, Category Management, Logistics, Distribution, Warehousing, Production, Packaging, NPD and Quality Assurance. Please visit our website for all of our vacancies.

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