Job Search
This job is no longer available.
You can view related vacancies or set-up an email alert notification when similar jobs are added to the website using the buttons below.

CATEGORY MANAGER - FUEL ASSEMBLIES, PRECISION ENGINEERING

£Very Competitive (Dependent Upon Experience) Blue Chip Benefits Package
 

Job Description

 

CATEGORY MANAGER - FUEL ASSEMBLIES, PRECISION ENGINEERING & PROCESS TECHNOLOGY

 

"Exciting role for ambitious procurement specialist with experience of supporting £multimillion product design and development projects."

 

£Very Competitive (Dependent Upon Experience) Blue Chip Benefits Package

 

Location: Hybrid/Remote Working

 

Our client is a global multinational. They are seeking an ambitious and creative, strategic Category Manager with experience of Fuel Assembly Systems, Precision Engineering and Process Technology for a key innovation project. This role is offered on a hybrid/remote working basis with regular site meetings with engineering, project and procurement colleagues.

Specifically, as Category Manager, you will provide commercial procurement support to the project, product design and development teams with a view to taking new product innovation from cradle to grave, ideation, and concept development to market launch. Ideally you must have experience of procurement contract management including intellectual property within the context of product development.

 

You will be a university degree educated strategic category and procurement management professional with experience of precision engineering equipment including fuel assemblies and systems, precision engineering and automated process technology.

 

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced individual who can contribute to the development of our client's procurement capability within this key innovation project.

 

You will be skilled at working collaboratively cross functionally and internationally and will be able to add significant value and in a regulated environment, whilst still ensuring that the product reaches market within stringent launch deadlines.

 

The Role:

 

* Delivery of new strategic procurement options for the fuel assembly systems, precision engineering and process technology categories in support of the project

* Category development and delivery, setting out the value drivers for the categories and the roadmap of actions for delivery in support of the project.

* Commercial interface with all stakeholders within the project both internally and externally ensuring technical and regulatory compliance;

* Detailed risk analysis of the supply chain and asset base to establish a demand pipeline and to drive value delivery in support of the project.

* Shaping and management of supplier relationships to ensure value is delivered, risk is mitigated, and regulatory compliance objectives are met.

* Management and development of robust business partner relationships will be critical to success in the role. You will be expected to leverage experience of procurement strategy and delivery in your field of expertise to build these relationships. The strength of your relationship will enable you to confidently challenge business partners to think and act differently, to be creative and open to new ideas and to explore new supply chain possibilities.

* Experience of influencing and shaping contracts, supplier relationships and contract management will ensure you deliver the expected business benefits from the spend you are managing.

* Contribution to the development of the Procurement function's capability bringing experience of best practice from other industries and employers.

 

The Ideal Person will possess the following qualifications, experience, skills and competencies:

  • A university degree and ideally CIPS (or equivalent) qualification
  • Experience of working across global operations or multi-site environments and a keen sense of cultural awareness.
  • Experience ideally gained within commercial procurement in automotive, aerospace, defence, energy storage, power generation, oil and gas or related alternative technology sectors would be highly advantageous. Candidates with pharmaceutical sector, procurement experience in the context of product innovation would also be considered.
  • Understanding of the nuances of Fuel Assembly Systems, Precision Engineering and Automated Process Technology contracts, intellectual property and knowledge and skill in the development of category specific contracts which secure value for our client and mitigate risk as much as possible.
  • A proven track record in value delivery, improvement activity and best practice development in Fuel Assembly Systems, Precision Engineering and Process Technology procurement.
  • Understanding Fuel Assembly Systems, Precision Engineering and Process Technology markets, suppliers and technologies and how to leverage them for value for our client
  • Building Fuel Assembly Systems, Precision Engineering and Process Technology sub-category and category strategies to describe how value will delivered in the short, medium and long term
  • Negotiating with Fuel Assembly Systems, Precision Engineering and Process Technology suppliers to drive the right commercial and contractual outcomes
  • Building relationships internally and externally to enable you to be successful in your role and to contribute to the development of our client as a world-class procurement organisation
  • A thirst for knowledge, an inquisitive mind-set and drive for results.
  • A knowledge of Procurement systems and technologies and the ability to put operational measures in place to ensure contracts deliver brilliantly and in line with project milestones.
  • Security Clearance would be advantageous.
  • Fluency in a second language such as Dutch or German as well as fluency in English would be highly advantageous.

 

In return our client offers a very competitive salary and blue-chip benefits package and the opportunity to develop your career within a market leader.

 

 

SIMILAR JOBS
  • Plant Manager - Manufacturing & Production Processing
    £65000 - £85000 per annum Car/Allowance, Bonus & Benefits
    UK

    PLANT MANAGER - MANUFACTURING/PRODUCTION PROCESSING

    "High profile leadership and transformational change management role for Plant Management professional with a track record of people development, engagement and continuous improvement leading to best-in-class OEE and safety."

    c.£Very Competitive Car/Allowance, Bonus & Benefits

    Northern Home Counties

    Commutable from Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire

    Our client is a market leader within the construction/building materials sector and operates several plants in the UK.

    They are seeking a professional Site/Plant Manager, ideally educated to degree standard in an engineering discipline or similar, to take the lead at a strategically important site located in the Northern Home Counties

    The Site/Plant Manager will provide leadership, guidance and direction for manufacturing and production operations, ensuring sustainable performance aligned with strategic corporate objectives and delivery of business commitments. As Site/Plant Manager you will be responsible for optimising labour, site safety, material and equipment resources to maximise the Plants production capability and meet customer expectations with excellent quality and service as the site takes on increased customer volumes.

    The ideal candidate will possess a strong technical engineering and production background gained within the heavy processing industry and will be able to build a vision referenced to experience in "best in class" plant management. The Site/Plant Manager will be a strong leader with the ability to challenge, drive, coach, inspire and motivate a team to become "best in class". You will also be an excellent problem solver, structured, systematic and logical with a track record of project management in the context of turnaround, transformation and continuous improvement.

    The Role:

    * Operating a safe Plant, continuously driving towards sustaining a positive safety and health culture.

    * Develop a long-term vision for the plant.

    * Provide exemplary leadership, setting demanding standards and driving high performance from the team.

    * Build a customer focussed performance culture within the business and a climate to inspire the team to achieve world class performance and reliability.

    * Ensure that the production commitments in terms of volume, deadlines, and product conformity are met.

    * Ensure the plant complies with UK legislation, with specific regard to health & safety, environmental and employment laws.

    * Be responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of the plant performance plan, plant team assessment and budget to achieve identified improvements.

    * Ensure product quality meets agreed targets and ensure that plant capability is sustained through optimisation of the process.

    * Manage the operating and capital budgets, maintaining a vigilant approach to reducing costs.

    * Lead and manage change programmes with clear goals, drive and engagement; Drive for continuous improvement.

    * Ensure positive working relations with employees and their representatives within the plant.

    The Ideal Candidate:

    * Ideally degree educated in Engineering or similar. Must understand engineering and business principles. Technical knowledge of manufacturing, and modern maintenance technology and methods will be integral to success and credibility in this role.

    * Consistent multinational industry career history including existing or recent experience as a Site/Plant Manager.

    * Track record of people development, engagement, change and continuous improvement leading to best-in-class OEE and safety standards.

    * Experience in Project Management, business and systems analysis highly advantageous but people management and leadership is key and foremost to success in this role.

    * Experienced Lean or Continuous Improvement champion, including 5S, with track record of excellent team development and engagement in this context would be an advantage.

    * Demonstrable experience of cross functional and multi-level interaction and working in a matrix organisation.

    * Led & achieved results in a multi or single site role, managing cross functionally.

    * Experience of leading and managing employee relations at a senior level within a unionised environment.

    * Proven skills and capabilities in leadership, communication, capability, collaboration, and problem solving.

    * Excellent experience of £multimillion financial and budgetary management, the budgeting process and CAPEX business case approval process.

    * Fluent Business English both verbal and written.

    * IT literate across Microsoft

    * Resilient, driven, results focused personality - a high achiever

  • Shift Maintenance Supervisors
    c£50-65000 including Shift Allowance + Bonus & Excellent Blue-Chip Benefits

    SHIFT MAINTENANCE SUPERVISORS

     

    "Excellent role focused on improving Reliability, PPM & OEE at a flagship manufacturing site with great career progression"

     

    c£50-65000 including Shift Allowance + Bonus & Excellent Blue-Chip Benefits

     

    Essex, South East

     

    Commutable from Romford, Basildon, Chigwell, Grays, Northfleet, Gravesend, Dartford, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Rayleigh, South Benfleet, Barking, Dagenham, Greenwich, Waltham Forrest, Hackney, Tilbury, Southend on Sea, Billericay, Harlow, Cheshunt, Waltham Abbey, Potters Bar, Havering, Hornchurch, Epping, Rochester, Gillingham, Chatham, Bromley, Chislehurst, Maidstone.

     

     

    Our client, part of a global multinational, is a market leader and operates a number of production plants in the UK.

     

    Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Shift Maintenance Supervisors will lead a maintenance and engineering team including electrical and mechanical fitters. The site operates 24/7 and you will rotate shifts every two weeks but always remaining with the same maintenance team ensuring that you build engagement and camaraderie. The focus will be to operationally improve reliability, PPM and OEE by ensuring that plant equipment and maintenance systems are maintained, developed, and improved within a lean manufacturing and Continuous Improvement environment and culture.

    Career prospects are excellent as this role is part of a succession plan for the site and also in terms of other engineering maintenance opportunities across the organisation.

     

    As a Shift Maintenance Supervisor, the focus will be on safety first and zero harm and you will champion and proactively promote this safe working ethos amongst your team and contractors. You will lead the daily shift supervision of a production critical engineering and maintenance department on a processing/manufacturing site.

     

    Therefore, our client is seeking an Engineering professional (electrical and/or mechanical) with a recent track record of engineering and maintenance team supervision gained within a "best in class", quality focused, manufacturing operation. You may have gained this experience through a secondment, or it could be that you have been operating at shift lead or supervisor or assistant level already but feel that you have the potential and ambition to achieve even more.

     

    You will inspire, motivate, and develop a proactive and highly competent shift maintenance and engineering team. You will work closely with the Production Manager, and cross functional colleagues in improving all maintenance and engineering operations - process control, mechanical, and electrical across inspection, planning, scheduling, execution, and improvement phases.

     

    You will play a key part in delivering a culture of continuous improvement and proactive maintenance not only in maintenance and engineering operations but also safety and health, environmental compliance, and plant reliability.

     

    The Role

    · Develop a high-performing shift engineering and maintenance team.

    · Ensure compliance with all relevant statutory legislation and the internal company Safety, Health, and Environmental Standards.

    · Drive improvements in plant availability and performance, including costs, through the implementation of company engineering maintenance best practices across your shift.

    · To monitor and ensure implementation and delivery of engineering maintenance procedures, initiatives, and controls across the shift.

    · Liaise between functions to ensure teamwork, consistency, coordination, and best practice to eliminate losses from poor practices or communication and to expedite learning.

    · Ensure the application of defect elimination/Pareto/root cause failure analysis to all losses on your shift making recommendations for resolutions.

    · Support the development of engineering staff by defining, and where necessary, providing training in activities that support maintenance improvement and coaching.

    · Operate within KPI's to monitor the performance of all maintenance employees and contractors on your shift.

     

    The Ideal Candidate:

    · HNC/HND/Degree/Time served apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering.

    · Qualifications in 17th/18th edition or similar, IOSH, NEBOSH would be highly advantageous.

    · Your shift engineering & maintenance team supervisory experience will be from a very high safety culture, FMCG or industrial manufacturing/production processing sector. This could be from a heavy processing industry.

    · Experience in improving reliability, PPM and OEE in a large manufacturing/processing site.

    · Experience using lean and continuous improvement techniques will be highly advantageous.

    · Good level of IT literacy is essential i.e., Microsoft and maintenance management and process control systems.

    · You will have a demonstrable track record of maintenance team supervision, motivation and development.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • PLANT MANAGER - MANUFACTURING/PRODUCTION PROCESSING

    PLANT MANAGER - MANUFACTURING/PRODUCTION PROCESSING

     

    "High profile leadership and transformational change management role for Plant Management professional with a track record of people development, engagement and continuous improvement leading to best-in-class OEE and safety."

     

    c.£Very Competitive Car/Allowance, Bonus & Benefits

     

    Northern Home Counties

     

    Commutable from Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire

     

    Our client is a market leader within the construction/building materials sector and operates several plants in the UK.

    They are seeking a professional Site/Plant Manager, ideally educated to degree standard in an engineering discipline or similar, to take the lead at a strategically important site located in the Northern Home Counties

    The Site/Plant Manager will provide leadership, guidance and direction for manufacturing and production operations, ensuring sustainable performance aligned with strategic corporate objectives and delivery of business commitments. As Site/Plant Manager you will be responsible for optimising labour, site safety, material and equipment resources to maximise the Plants production capability and meet customer expectations with excellent quality and service as the site takes on increased customer volumes.

    The ideal candidate will possess a strong technical engineering and production background gained within the heavy processing industry and will be able to build a vision referenced to experience in "best in class" plant management. The Site/Plant Manager will be a strong leader with the ability to challenge, drive, coach, inspire and motivate a team to become "best in class". You will also be an excellent problem solver, structured, systematic and logical with a track record of project management in the context of turnaround, transformation and continuous improvement.

     

    The Role:

    * Operating a safe Plant, continuously driving towards sustaining a positive safety and health culture.

    * Develop a long-term vision for the plant.

    * Provide exemplary leadership, setting demanding standards and driving high performance from the team.

    * Build a customer focussed performance culture within the business and a climate to inspire the team to achieve world class performance and reliability.

    * Ensure that the production commitments in terms of volume, deadlines, and product conformity are met.

    * Ensure the plant complies with UK legislation, with specific regard to health & safety, environmental and employment laws.

    * Be responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of the plant performance plan, plant team assessment and budget to achieve identified improvements.

    * Ensure product quality meets agreed targets and ensure that plant capability is sustained through optimisation of the process.

    * Manage the operating and capital budgets, maintaining a vigilant approach to reducing costs.

    * Lead and manage change programmes with clear goals, drive and engagement; Drive for continuous improvement.

    * Ensure positive working relations with employees and their representatives within the plant.

     

    The Ideal Candidate:

    * Ideally degree educated in Engineering or similar. Must understand engineering and business principles. Technical knowledge of manufacturing, and modern maintenance technology and methods will be integral to success and credibility in this role.

    * Consistent multinational industry career history including existing or recent experience as a Site/Plant Manager.

    * Track record of people development, engagement, change and continuous improvement leading to best-in-class OEE and safety standards.

    * Experience in Project Management, business and systems analysis highly advantageous but people management and leadership is key and foremost to success in this role.

    * Experienced Lean or Continuous Improvement champion, including 5S, with track record of excellent team development and engagement in this context would be an advantage.

    * Demonstrable experience of cross functional and multi-level interaction and working in a matrix organisation.

    * Led & achieved results in a multi or single site role, managing cross functionally.

    * Experience of leading and managing employee relations at a senior level within a unionised environment.

    * Proven skills and capabilities in leadership, communication, capability, collaboration, and problem solving.

    * Excellent experience of £multimillion financial and budgetary management, the budgeting process and CAPEX business case approval process.

    * Fluent Business English both verbal and written.

    * IT literate across Microsoft

    * Resilient, driven, results focused personality - a high achiever