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Ford & Stanley Recruitment

Are you looking for the opportunity to grow your strategy and management career, working for a supply chain industry leader in rail?

Ford & Stanley – The Rail Recruitment Experts are recruiting a Category Manager for a major manufacturer and service provider for rail and rolling stock parts and materials.

The Opportunity

Ford and Stanley Recruitment are working with a Supply Chain and Product Solution specialist to appoint a Category Manager. Having recently bolstered their Senior Leadership Team with driven procurement specialists; our client is now seeking like-minded individuals to join them in reinventing and future-proofing their procurement and supply chain functions.

The Client are undergoing a major procurement transformational project, aiming to offer best prices and services in the sector. The Category Manager will work with the new leadership team, playing a key role in achieving this goal.

This will be a challenging role with lots of plates to spin and, to begin with, some fires to put out, however for the right candidate this opportunity represents long term progression and opportunities with a well-known and respected railway institution.

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Role and Responsibilities:

  • Engaging with suppliers and updating SAP.
  • Working on bids and obtaining quotes and propositions.
  • Reinvigorating the supply chain programme and creating continuous improvement.

The Candidate

This opportunity would be ideal for somebody commercially minded, with experience negotiating viable and sustainable contracts, and who takes a proactive approach to ensuring the company is well placed to offer a market-leading experience to a competitive market.


  • Experience in Procurement/Purchasing roles.
  • Commercial acumen pertaining to negotiating contracts and schedules.
  • Advanced skills with Excel (using pivot tables).
  • Experience with SAP or equivalent system. Training can be given within the company on updating their internal systems.


  • Rail or Engineering background.
  • Holds a MCIP qualification.

Closing Date: 31st November

Likely Job Titles: Category Manager, Direct Buyer, Indirect Buyer, Senior Buyer, Category Buyer, Procurement Specialist, Supply Chain Specialist, Bid Manager

About Ford & Stanley Group

Ford & Stanley Group are in the business of people and performance. Our mission is to create one million better workdays through facilitating great recruitment, leadership and occupational mental fitness.

Ford & Stanley Group Ltd is a Disability Confident Committed employer and is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all opportunity seekers. We shall adhere to such a policy at all times and will review on an on-going basis all aspects of recruitment to avoid unlawful or undesirable discrimination. We will treat everyone equally irrespective sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, age, disability, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief or political beliefs and we place an obligation upon all staff to respect and act in accordance with the policy.

    • Job type: Permanent
    • Location: Doncaster
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:£40000 - £45000