Category Manager Production Materials Europe in Exeter at Arconic

Date Posted: 6/26/2019

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Job Description

An opportunity has arisen for a Category Managerwithin the Procurement Team based in the UK, reporting to Pradeep Vangeti,Category Director.


CategoryManagement is responsible for Operating Materials, MRO, & OutsourcedProcessing for the Europe region and the management of critical supplier relationshipsin conjunction with the AEN Category Director or Central Procurement ServicesCategory Director. The overall goal is to achieve the best total cost positionfor all external spend within the Category, the lowest sourcing risks, bestsupplier performances to ensure the highest efficiency and effectiveness of theProcurement team.


  • Direct responsibility for spend withinOperating Materials, MRO, & Outsourced Processing in Europe

  • Achieves Procurement targets forOperating Materials, MRO, & Outsourced Processing in Europe (cost,innovation, quality)

  • Develops and executes Procurementstrategies such as Low Cost Country Sourcing strategies

  • Maintains business relationships withrepresentatives of strategic suppliers for respective categories

  • Collaborates with ProcurementEngineering function using forums such as workshops to achieve category costsavings targets

  • Aligns with commercial salesorganization to ensure capacity for Outside Processing categories is secured tomeet customer long-term agreements

  • Leads, co-leads, or supportscommercial sourcing activity across all categories as required to meet companyobjectives (e.g. e-Auction, RfX processes)

  • Leads, co-leads, or supportsnon-commercial events as required to meet objectives, including, but notlimited to Kaizen workshops, Working Capita Workshops

  • Executes contract negotiations/Termsand Conditions with suppliers classified in category

  • Accountable for Performance areas: Cost Savings (SRT), Supplier performance, challenging of material & service specifications (demand management)