Category Manager (Engineering)

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This is a great opportunity for an experienced category manager in engineering (mechanics) categories to join our global team. Your role will be to strategically manage and further develop globally these categories and to build up a valuable network of global suppliers.The position is based at our site in Royston (near Cambridge) with global travel (up to 20%).About the for preparing and implementing the global strategy for selected categories based on business needs thorough market analyses and supply chain cost modellingNegotiating and implementing contracts, effectively managing the full contract life-cycleActing as supplier account manager – resolving issues, developing suppliers and manage relationshipsResponsible for continuous data management, pro-active risk management, best practice sharing and achieving set goalsSearching, developing and implementing suppliers for global coverage and reducing the current supplier baseActing as first point of contact for stakeholders belonging to different areas such as Procurement Engineering, Legal, Quality, Finance and suppliers across multiple countriesAbout to a degree level or equivalent or professionally qualifiedStrong relevant professional experience in category management in a global business environment, in particular in mechanical engineeringExperience and understanding of working within quality management systemsExperience of working in a low volume and high complexity environmentSolid track record in delivering substantial sustainable value through cost and process optimisation, collaboration and new ways of workingCapable of developing and successfully implementing purchasing strategies on a global levelCan work independentlyStrong leadership, communication and negotiation skills with a forward-looking global mind-setPrevious hands on experience in change management and in working in a transformation environment is desirableWhy work for usOpportunities for career developmentExcellent working environmentA growing company with strong values: sustainability, openness, enjoymentAbout is a leading international partner of biopharmaceutical research and the industry. In fiscal 2019, the company earned sales revenue of some 1.83 billion euros. At the end of 2019, more than 9,000 people were employed at the Group’s approximately 60 manufacturing and sales sites, serving customers around the globe. Sartorius is a dynamic organization suited to people who want to showcase skills, be recognized for expertise, while thriving in a vibrant and innovative environment.We look for employees who would like to grow with us and move the innovative life sciences sector forward. In the process, we focus on agile project work, mutual support within teams and working as equals. Sartorius thrives as a company with people who give their very best every day and who are eager to develop personally and professionally.Further insights into our world of work can be found here.Full time

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