Category Manager

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AWE have an exciting opportunity for a Category Manager to join our growing team. This role will be working in the AWE Capital team, supporting AWE’s Capital Major Construction projects, placing Capital Construction Contracts with our Partners and via other Government frameworks.

The purpose of the role is to implement and deliver Category Management, Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Relationship Management for assigned categories.

As the Category Manager, you will be developing and implementing category strategy, supporting and executing strategic sourcing activities and supplier relationship management. You will monitor and drive supplier performance, assist with the development of supplier value including planning and preparation of external management review meetings, and drive operational efficiency in alignment with the Supply Chain Processes and Strategies.

Location – Reading / Winnersh / Basingstoke Area

Salary starting at £43,000 to £65,000 dependant on experience

As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

  • Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours of annual leave (plus every other Friday off work)

  • Consideration for flexible working arrangements so that your work may fit in with your lifestyle. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time

  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training

  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services

  • A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution)

  • Life Assurance

  • Discounts – access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending

  • Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family

  • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing – more information available on our careers site

“This job role is suitable for hybrid working, which is an informal, non-contractual and voluntary arrangement, blending a balance of attendance in the workplace (your permanent duty station) and working from home as a personal choice. If you are successful, any opportunities for hybrid working will be discussed with you prior to you taking up your post.
The successful candidate is required to carry out all their duties from a UK location and cannot do so from an overseas location at any time.”

We need you to have experience of working at a similar level within a comparable organisation or industry. You will also:

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating complex contractual arrangements.

  • Strategic category management.

  • Managing multiple stakeholders and priorities.

  • Pricing arrangements e.g target cost incentive fee.

  • Intellectual Property Rights, Trade Controls and Earned Value Management.

  • Preparing tender packages, conducting tender conferences, developing evaluation criteria, analysing and evaluating proposals, negotiating subcontract provisions, subcontractor selection.

  • Working within a Procurement Function.

  • Delivering change programmes.

  • Working in cross-functional teams across multiple programmes.

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role.

Closing date: 4th December 2023


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