Lead Fuel Category Manager- £85,000- London/UK based

City of London, England
Up to £85000.00 per annum + Flexible Work, Pension, Bonus
08 Oct 2018
15 Oct 2018
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Lead Fuel Category Manager- £85,000- London/UK based

This is an opportunity to work for a true market leader across the UK and Europe. The business employs more than 60,000 people and delivers more than 2 Billion passenger journeys across 14 European countries each year. In the coming years they're still continuing their ambitious growth plans due to their great success with their partner.

To achieve this growth agenda they have a unified and clearly defined strategy in place spanning it's many and varied operating companies and countries.

This role in particular will sit within Procurement, fleet management and engineering. The role is to optimise total cost and capability of Arriva's assets across the whole lifecycle from requirement definition to disposal.

The group category manager for bus and spare parts will have accountability for the definition and execution of Arriva's category strategy for the supply of materials used for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the business' fleet which has an annual expenditure of $150million including:

  • Definition and execution of procurement strategy and ownership of relationships with key suppliers
  • Responsibility to execute group wide tenders
  • Co-ordination with parent company to ensure they deliver potential procurement synergy between Arriva and other DB Group companies

Direct Responsibilities

  • Definition of Arriva's category strategy for bus spare parts
  • Execution of group tenders
  • Leadership of the wider network of spare parts for buyers
  • Leadership of supplier relationships with key suppliers
  • Ensure compliance with procurement policy and delegations of authority with respect to contract execution

Knowledge and skills required

  • Experienced senior procurement professional with demonstrable success in management of significant spend 100 million +
  • Deep experience in the same or relevant spend categories, knowledge of supply market structures
  • Experience in complex decentralised or matrix organisations
  • Strategic thinker, with the ability to establish and communicate the vision and strategic direction
  • Ability to influence others to build consensus behind shared goals.
  • Experience of dealing with stakeholders at the highest level

This role is being represented by Annapurna on behalf of the client.

Please send CV's to d.wright@annapurnarecruitment.com

Lead Fuel Category Manager- £85,000- London/UK based