An exciting opportunity lies with our client in the FMCG industry for a Category Procurement Manager.
The incumbent is responsible for managing procurement activities for the Marketing & Sales Products category within own cluster in addition to supporting the local organization with other strategic procurement activities. Works in close collaboration with Global Category Lead/Procurement Cluster Lead to ensure global strategy considers local requirements and that suppliers’ list is managed in the most efficient & effective manner for the cluster

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Contributes to the development of the assigned category and implements the right procurement strategy in close collaboration with business partners within own cluster.
  • Secures the supply of goods and services required by the organization to the specified quality, service and cost criteria through the implementation of harmonized and consistent sourcing strategies.
  • Critical success factors encompass the implementation of global category strategies within the cluster.

Category Management Strategy:

  • The incumbent is responsible for the procurement activities of the appointed business category within own cluster.
  • Rolls-out appropriate strategies set forth by the Global Category Lead provides sound direction for the appointed category and ensures close collaboration with all cluster stakeholders.

Suppliers’ Management:

  • Identifies and manages regional/local suppliers’ pool.
  • Negotiates strategic contracts and ensures optimum and sustainable supply conditions.
  • Recommends timely strategic decisions where relevant to prevent procurement inefficiencies.
  • Ensures the sustainability of supply and effective supplier relationship management throughout the supply chain.
  • Demonstrates the ability to challenge the status quo, proposes and runs projects that will add value to both Procurement and business functions.
  • Provides necessary support to Global or Regional procurement teams for implementation.
  • Supports Global Category Leads to build Innovation & Sustainability strategy with Global suppliers and promotes any ideas that could represent a competitive advantage for the business.

KPIs & Targets:

  • Achieves set Procurement negotiation targets and KPIs.
  • Plans and delivers Savings targets.
  • Develops and recommends strategic sourcing plans/decisions.
  • Leads and /or supports supplier bidding processes in close cooperation with respective business partners to ensure best combination of quality, cost and service parameters/conditions for products and services are attained.
  • Drives strategy implementation at local and cluster level for assigned category and monitors performance.
  • Ensures corrective actions are taken when required

Business Partnership:

  • Focuses on demonstrating the value of Business Partnership, by developing a customer-oriented approach.
  • Aligns strategy with key business partners and ensures it meets Business’ priorities.
  • Establishes alignment and effective communication among procurement organizations, business partners and suppliers.
  • Takes preventive actions to avoid supply issues and resolves problems in due time.
  • Assumes responsibilities for additional projects, tasks as assigned by his/her superior and reflect core behaviors in all aspects of work.

Market Intelligence:

  • Shares Category intelligence identifies trends and opportunities.
  • Applies best practices in procurement process management by utilizing the latest models and takes necessary actions for areas of improvement.
  • Conducts supply risk assessments, builds contingency plans, finds alternative ideas, solutions in securing best conditions for the company including extensive market research and proactive sourcing of innovative suppliers.

Desired Experience & Qualification

  • University degree
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in similar environment in a multinational company
  • English (business language) other language is an asset (local language based on location)
  • Strategic thinking, effective Negotiations, Communication, Interpersonal, Financial analysis, Leadership, Business environment knowledge, Management of internal and external parties, Decision making, identifying and applying [URL Removed] Office tools and SAP.
  • Procurement experience in Marketing & Sales is essential

Desired Skills:

  • Category Procurement
  • SAP
  • Procurement

Desired Work Experience:

  • 5 to 10 years

Desired Qualification Level:

  • Diploma

Employer & Job Benefits:

  • Great company Benefits

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