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Category Manager -Professional Services

Requisition ID:  62815
Business Unit:  Meggitt Aerospace Central (1428)

Coventry, COV, United Kingdom, CV7 9JU

Joining our team means you’re helping to deliver our vision <> - keeping the world flying with one of over 73,000 Meggitt-equipped aircraft taking off every second of every day; protecting countless lives with our technology, keeping those who put their lives at risk safer and ensuring that the lights stay on for millions of people worldwide.


With over 160 years of history, innovation’s at the heart of everything we do in our aerospace, defence and selected energy markets Our global approach to lean manufacturing is the driving force on our journey to operational excellence and our goal to provide the best technology, products and service to our Customers.


We’ll help shape your career and provide you with the right learning, development and growth opportunities; we’re working hard to create a High Performance Culture where we live our Values of Teamwork, Integrity and Excellence.

Enable your extraordinary. Join us and be part of our diverse Meggitt team.

Job Summary

The Category Manager – Indirect Procurement, develops, procure approval, and executes indirect commodity strategies within named spend categories, across specific sites, divisions or globally. Through close co-ordination between group, division, product groups and sites, manage the implementation and ensures support from the site teams to deliver the plans, supporting on commodity specific.

Core Responsibilities

  • Development, documentation and implementation of commodity strategies, ensuring alignment of all stakeholders.  Ensure the material for category management supports standardised processes, document lessons learned and good practice, and deliver improved operational efficiency.  Owns and delivers the category in year savings plan
  • Sources new products and services in line with Meggitt policies, processes, strategy and best practice.  In assigned commodities, manages risk within the supply chain through commodity knowledge, supplier capabilities and financial health
  • Engage with stakeholders in a matrix, to ensure that the Indirect Services sourcing activities aligns to key operational objectives and expectations.  Acts as an Ambassador of the central Procurement organization with internal stakeholders and external suppliers, supporting divisions/sites in delivery of annual cost, Quality & delivery objectives for assigned commodities.
  • Develop and deploy (in conjunction with Division and group teams) Indirect Procurement processes, practices and reporting, to drive continuous improvement and align activities across Meggitt.
  • Manage stakeholders and key suppliers through routine effective business reviews, to understand influence vendor performance, future opportunities, and/or challenges.
  • Utilize best practice, latest procurement tools, approach, and setup and lead various Steering Groups as appropriate, in order ensure category governance and compliance.
  • Support all category related activities and initiatives as assigned to meet the Group Procurement team’s objectives.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience and CIPS Qualified
  • Experience in a Strategic Category Management role with a strong grasp of Category Management principles, latest tools and best practice
  • Extensive experience of the following Indirect Categories/Sub categories:
    • Professional Services (HR Services, Recruitment, Insurance, Legal, Marketing, Finance, Corporate Consultancy)
    • Other Services (Events Management & related Services, Translations Services, Promotional items, Utilities etc.)
  • Ability to develop and implement a commodity strategy, covering all aspects such as cost/quality/delivery etc across multi  sites
  • Experience of tendering and managing high value contracts.


Meggitt is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse working environment. We believe that people from different backgrounds and beliefs define who we are as a business and that building a culture of respect and appreciation will give everyone the opportunity to recognise their full potential.

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