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Senior Category Manager

Employer
Heidelberg Materials AG
Location
Maidenhead, Windsor & Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Manager
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Purpose of Role:

The Senior Category Manager - CAPEX is a pivotal role designed to lead all facets of capital investment projects across UK Business Lines. The position encompasses tendering, negotiating, and contracting, a well-rounded approach to investment project management, and delivering outstanding service levels in purchasing agreements.

Key

Responsibilities:

  • Execute strategic sourcing and develop negotiation strategies in line with company policies, ensuring all stakeholders are engaged and informed.
  • Develop effective sourcing strategies, selection criteria, and manage approved supplier relationships for optimal cost, service, and quality.
  • Lead CAPEX project tender processes, from evaluation to legal contract development, particularly for major assets and plant machinery.
  • Foster collaborative relationships with internal teams, legal departments, and the Global Sourcing team to develop contracts and achieve procurement objectives.
  • Ensure operational continuity by managing purchasing contracts and liaising with business units to drive value.
  • Monitor supplier performance against Service Level Agreements and provide actionable vendor performance feedback.
  • Drive continuous development and improvement, staying updated on market trends and introducing innovative methods for effective procurement.


Requirements:
  • Procurement or Commercial experience within a multi-unit business environment, particularly with capital investment projects.
  • Demonstrable track record of developing and negotiating national/regional contracts, with knowledge of relevant legal frameworks.
  • Strong analytical and financial acumen including Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) model comprehension.
  • Proficient in relevant software such as SAP R/3 and e-procurement tools.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel and keen interest in IT advancement such as automation, emerging procurement solutions and Generative AI technologies.
  • Excellent communication skills, capable of influencing and persuasively engaging with stakeholders at all levels.


Education:
  • Necessary: Bachelor's degree or equivalent; Graduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management, MCIPS certification.
  • Desired: Master's degree (MsC or MBA), Industry professional qualifications.


Competencies:
  • Preferably knowledge of cement, aggregates, RMC, and asphalt business.
  • High commitment to customer/supplier relationship management, efficiency, and results.
  • Competent in fostering a collaborative environment.
  • Agile, decisive, and adaptable, with strong negotiation and communication skills and a drive for continuous learning and innovation.
  • Commitment to sustainable management practices, safety, environmental protection, and compliance with laws and regulations.


What's on Offer:



Salary:
Competitive Salary




Location:
Maidenhead


Hours: 40

Employer of choice: Armed Forces Covenant (Silver) / Disability Confident Committed / 5% Club (Gold) / Mates in Mind / Clear Assured (Foundation) / The Mineral Products and Qualification Council (MPQC) / STEM Ambassador

Compensation Package: Bonus incentives / Generous Pension Schemes up to 15% / Life Assurance

Work Life Balance: 27 days holiday (excluding bank holidays) / Agile working / Flexible working / Holiday purchase / Sabbatical

Family Friendly: Enhanced policies such as Maternity / Paternity / Parental Leave / Neonatal / Adoption

Social Values: paid Volunteering Day every year / Communities (LGBTQ+, Network of Woman, Woman in Science and Engineering (STEM), Armed Forces)

Wellbeing: Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) / Mental Health First Aiders / Cycle to Work / Employee Benefits portal including Gym discount / Free eye tests / Discounted Private Medical cover

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