Permanent - Full-Time
The Original British Motorcycling Company.
At Triumph, we are driven to make the best motorcycles in the world. Building iconic motorcycles that celebrate our past whilst embracing the future - through bold design, original styling, purposeful engineering and a genuine passion for the ride.
The Procurement Category Manager will lead and manage a team of Procurement Category Specialists in either the Powertrain or Chassis commodities in order to achieve best value for Triumph through the supply chain for direct components. Within your teams you will develop category strategies and sourcing initiatives with the aim of supporting our production volume growth, maintaining and building on our high quality standards, reducing development lead-times, reducing BOM cost and bringing new market technologies to our products expediently.
Through your teams you will ensure cross functional collaboration with product, design and QC teams to arrive at balanced/considered outcomes. You will promote a one team philosophy. The teams will work with the wider product, design and QC functions and champion the development of the performance of our existing supply base and where appropriate they will identify new sources, and rationalise our current supply base. You will analyse trends in the categories through your teams and advise on the most suitable sources for upcoming motorcycle development programmes.
You’ll be degree qualified, either in Business or Engineering, however other degrees will be accepted if you have relevant Purchasing experience. Demonstrable experience in program purchasing, sourcing or new project development in Automotive or Engineering industry will be required as well as previous experience of managing and motivating a team.
You will be commercially strong with excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills. You’ll have a can-do attitude, be self-motivated, and be able to influence at all levels. Multi-tasking experience and the flexibility to address immediate priorities and still manage deadlines, with longer-term projects and strategic initiatives is vital as well as your attention to detail and having a high degree of accuracy but at the same time be able to see the “bigger picture”.
Previous applicants to this role need not apply.
Full details of the job description and person specification can be found in the downloadable job files.
A variety of competitive benefits, including an enhanced holiday scheme, favourable pension and life assurance scheme and student loan repayment scheme. Motorcycle, clothing and accessories are available to purchase at a heavily discounted rate. An iconic place to work; join us for the ride!