Category Manager (Engineering) Job at Sartorius Corporation in Royston

Job Description

A rare opportunity for an expeirenced category manager in engineering categories to join our global team. Based in Royston (near Cambridge).

This is a great opportunity for an experienced category manager in engineering (mechanics) categories to join our global team. Your role will be to strategically manage and further develop globally these categories and to build up a valuable network of global suppliers.

The position is based at our site in Royston (near Cambridge) with global travel (up to 20%).

About the position:
Responsible for preparing and implementing the global strategy for selected categories based on business needs thorough market analyses and supply chain cost modelling

Negotiating and implementing contracts, effectively managing the full contract life-cycle

Acting as supplier account manager – resolving issues, developing suppliers and manage relationships

Responsible for continuous data management, pro-active risk management, best practice sharing and achieving set goals

Searching, developing and implementing suppliers for global coverage and reducing the current supplier base

Acting as first point of contact for stakeholders belonging to different areas such as Procurement Engineering, Legal, Quality, Finance and suppliers across multiple countries

About you:
Qualified to a degree level or equivalent or professionally qualified

Strong relevant professional experience in category management in a global business environment, in particular in mechanical engineering

Experience and understanding of working within quality management systems

Experience of working in a low volume and high complexity environment

Solid track record in delivering substantial sustainable value through cost and process optimisation, collaboration and new ways of working

Capable of developing and successfully implementing purchasing strategies on a global level

Can work independently

Strong leadership, communication and negotiation skills with a forward-looking global mind-set

Previous hands on experience in change management and in working in a transformation environment is desirable

Why work for us

Opportunities for career development

Excellent working environment

A growing company with strong values: sustainability, openness, enjoyment

About Sartorius:
Sartorius is a leading international partner of biopharmaceutical research and the industry. In fiscal 2019, the company earned sales revenue of some 1.83 billion euros. At the end of 2019, more than 9,000 people were employed at the Group’s approximately 60 manufacturing and sales sites, serving customers around the globe. Sartorius is a dynamic organization suited to people who want to showcase skills, be recognized for expertise, while thriving in a vibrant and innovative environment.

We look for employees who would like to grow with us and move the innovative life sciences sector forward. In the process, we focus on agile project work, mutual support within teams and working as equals. Sartorius thrives as a company with people who give their very best every day and who are eager to develop personally and professionally.

Further insights into our world of work can be found here.

Reference Number


Job Begin

November 01, 2020

Employment Mode

Full time



Functional Area

Sourcing and Purchasing




United Kingdom


About Company

Company: Sartorius Corporation

Company Location:  Royston

Job Category: Engineering Jobs, Mechnical Jobs, Electrical Jobs

About Sartorius Corporation