Senior Category Manager in Reading - AWE

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Reading, England
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Full Time
Date Posted
9 days ago

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What if you could work with remarkable people on extraordinary things? What if the end result was something a little bit special? What if your role was mission critical?For nearly 70 years, AWE has been at the forefront of nuclear weapons research and development. We have a critical mission: to provide the warheads for the UK’s ultimate deterrent – Trident. We also use our unique skills to provide wider UK government with counter-terrorism and nuclear threat reduction solutions.It takes a special sort of person to work at AWE. What if that person was you?AWE have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Category Manager to join our growing team.Location - Reading / Basingstoke AreaSalary: 55650 - 87950 based on experience.As the Senior Category Manager, you’ll drive, implement, and execute Category Management, Strategic Sourcing, Contract Management and Supplier Relationship Management within an assigned sub-group of categories, with the ultimate objective of leveraging and securing AWE supplier base to support its current and future business requirements. The Senior Category Manager will provide Commercial and Contract Performance support to the business to allow management of project and commercial risk..What will you be responsible for?Supporting and executing strategic sourcing activities and preferred suppliers list, including the execution of the RFx process, supplier evaluation and selection, contract negotiation, business award and contract handoverResponsibly for contractual and commercial management and effective administration to the relevant team providing commercial assurance to deliver valueSupport and implement Supplier Relationship Management for key and critical suppliers within the sup-group of categoriesIdentify and develop Supplier valueProvide input to the Process and Performance teamTo be successful in this role you will:Consistently demonstrate positive behaviours in live with the company’s standardsImplement Category Strategy to deliver cost effective solutions and business modelsSecure competition in the supplier baseSecuring and tracking cost reduction, contract management and continuity of Supply ChainContribute to the long-term business ensuring competitive initial cost and total cost development in the product and service lifecycleAdminister contracts in accordance with all the terms and conditions ensuring contract complianceEnsure appropriate management of commercial risks, forecast spend and change impacts with key stakeholdersPlease note that you must be a British National to apply for a role at AWE.AWE plays a crucial role in the defence of the United Kingdom, by providing and maintaining the warheads for the country’s nuclear deterrent. We are a centre of scientific, engineering and technological excellence, with some of the most advanced research, design and production facilities in the world. Our unique expertise also assists the UK Government in developing and delivering a range of innovative and integrated support services, including national nuclear security and counter-terrorism solutions.AWE is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at AWE, including women, BAME and people with disabilities.SummaryLocation: Reading areaType: Full time


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