Category Manager

Procurement Category Manager

Ref: 64| Posted: 29th Jul 2019

This vacancy is now closed

Procurement Category Manager


An exciting development opportunity has arisen within the UK Supply Chain function at our Preston site for a Procurement Category Manager to join the team. The successful candidate will develop to effectively manage a number of supply categories across UK operations in support of the requirements of the Business, in line with BDR Thermea and the UK Procurement strategies. The role will focus on achieving the required levels of quality and service from suppliers whilst delivering a competitive cost advantage to the business on both existing and new product variants.

As Procurement Category Manager, you will:

  • Develop documented individual category/supplier plans to include cost analysis, alternative supplier/supply solutions, supplier development plan, risk analysis etc.
  • Manage negotiations with all Category suppliers to ensure key financial targets and other key performance indicators are achieved
  • Establish strong working relationships with all cross functional Group and Local stakeholder, especially R&D, Quality, Product Management, Finance and Operations
  • Ensure that key safe behaviors of the UK business are incorporated into the full supply chain and its personnel.
  • Have the passion and drive

Knowledge, skills and experience required:

  • Possible experience or suitable skills and desire to work within a Category Management role
  • Knowledge and/or experience within high volume manufacturing and areas of supply
  • Will develop the ability to deliver change and innovate improvements within supplier relationship management, as well as achieve demonstrable improvements in quality, reliability and cost management/improvement

We are looking for someone who is self-motivated, capable of working both individually and within a team, organised, and someone who has an excellent eye for detail.


Does this sound like you? Then we would love to hear from you! Please apply online via the following link:


Closing date for application: 14th June 2019