Group Category Manager
Stevenage, GB
1d ago


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Role Title and Location : Group Category Manager - Stevenage

MBDA Level : 5

Reports to : Christophe Nouet

The Opportunity

An opportunity has arisen for a procurement professional to join the Electronic & Electrical procurement and Supply Chain team.

Working in an international context, the successful candidate will bring their experience and knowledge to ensure effective category management in the Electronic and Electrical domain.

The team works across the MBDA group in a changing environment, managing and implementing both mature and new technologies.

What are we looking for?

Ideally a degree calibre procurement professional with experience of working in an international environment in High technologies companies.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated their ability to develop and implement category strategy in a culturally sensitivity environment supported by excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

A proven ability to :

  • Influence multi-functionally, multi-nationally and at all levels within the organisation
  • Implement changes when working with internal stakeholders
  • Develop and implement strategies through a multi-function team
  • Good understanding of electronic and electrical technologies and of the Suppliers market
  • What’s in it for you?

    The role provides an excellent opportunity to :

  • Join a growing High technology company, working in a challenging Aeronautic environment;
  • Influence the evolution of the company’s industrial and business environment; and
  • Develop new models for the implementing (or discarding) of new solutions
  • The position will involve working and travelling internationally with fellow procurement professionals, with internal stakeholders (internal customers, procurement colleagues, technical expert, legal) and with key suppliers

    Well resourced training and development programmes

    What would you get?

    Competitive salary, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level), superb learning and development opportunities and more .

    The Role

    To manage an international, multifunctional team in the sourcing and management of suppliers for a category within the Electronic and Electrical Domain, undertaking strategy development, competitions, contract management, Supplier relation management with the purpose of supporting innovation and to ensure supply chain performance (on Time, on Cost, on Quality)

  • Working as a business partner with your internal stakeholders to improve business outcomes
  • Managing Suppliers market risks and support the MBDA technology roadmap and production plan,
  • Creating and implementing supplier relationships to deliver innovative and best in class suppliers to the business
  • Intelligently developing and deploying a range of sourcing strategies in cooperation with internal stakeholders.
  • What’s great about the team?

    The Electronic and Electrical procurement and Supply Chain team is 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;
  • The team covers a broad range of topics, with a wide range of contracts ranging from short turnaround low value to strategically important product contacts.
  • The team works with a wide range of stakeholders, based both in the UK and in the rest of the group.
  • The team successfully delivers the service levels and the cost optimisation required by the business within a supportive environment where team spirit is highly value
  • Please Note : MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve and maintain SC security clearance or above without restrictions that will inhibit the individual’s ability to fulfil the requirements of the role.

    Your eligibility for the appropriate level of security clearance may be discussed with you during the recruitment process.

    Any existing clearance holders may be able to transfer clearance (subject to approval).

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