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Category Manager - Procurement

      Global Business with impressive Australian profile 

•      Top tier procurement leadership & culture 

•      Inspire your team and own your supplier relationships


About the Company

This organization is genuinely a global leader in all its its key markets. With an enviable reputation for delivering quality service, premium solutions and cost efficiencies this business is consistently applauded for its focus on the environment and ethical supplier management. Employing over after half a million people, in over 50 countries, whilst providing services to an exceptionally diverse customer base, this business offers an exceptional career opportunity. 

About the Position 
 
As Category Manager you will have a direct reporting line that exposes you to one of the most admired procurement leadership teams in Australia. You will manage a small team of capable buyers whilst taking responsibility for the commercial ownership of supplier negotiations and vendor relationships. This is a full end-to-end procurement role that encompasses strategic sourcing activities, contract management, supplier evaluation as well as customer and vendor exposure. In short, you will develop and execute procurement strategies to optimize outcomes across your categories of spend and work collaboratively with your third-party manufacturing, finished goods & services supply network.  


About the Candidate

The successful candidate will demonstrate an immediate capability to own processes, inspire stakeholders and achieve optimal outcomes. You will blend a strong grasp of spend analytics and contract savviness with commercial negotiating skills and cohesive engagement with suppliers. In short, you will be numerate, articulate, influential, confident and collaborative to deliver wins within a category management role. Experience working in a sizable procurement team, quickly dealing  with competing priorities, tight timelines, multiple suppliers and a large geographic footprint would be distinctly advantageous.

Your procurement wins attained within an FMCG, food services, contract catering, food & beverage, supermarket retail, production & manufacturing, contract manufacturing or similar would be distinctly relevant.

Alternatively if you have worked in a Management Consulting firm adept at dealing with a diverse range of industries and clients in a procurement capacity and have the experience detailed above your application would be highly regarded.  


Salary & Benefits
  • High level of investment in your career. 
  • Premium Employer of Choice. 
  • Competitive salary package.
  • Variable Bonus Scheme.
 
How to Apply
  • Please submit your resume using the online link provided.
  • If you would like to subsequently discuss your CV please call Christian Bloomfield on 0432-929 983