Dir III- Prcmt Global Cat

The role reports to the Chief Procurement Officer and will be responsible for the generation and implementation of a global category strategy for a defined set of products and / or services.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Global procurement expert for defined category
  • Develop and implement a category strategy covering all elements of category management (define, analysis, execute and manage)
  • Engage cross functional and cross business teams in category management activities, promoting the value add
  • Use a range of tools to analysis the defined category (spend, market and supplier analysis)
  • Develop category strategy and document associated value for money proposition
  • Execute category sourcing strategy in line with company processes
  • Develop and undertake supplier capability assessments
  • Create negotiation strategies and lead those negotiations
  • Work with the businesses and other functions to ensure category recommendations meet expectations and best outcomes are achieved
  • Manage supplier performance (review progress, assess progress and close contract)
  • Responsible for leading a deployed cross business and cross functional team of professionals working across geographic boundaries, motivating them to achieve the category vision and building category management capability
  • Develop support material for category management to standardize processes, document lessons learned and good practice and deliver improved operational efficiency
  • Report to senior leaders verbally and in writing on the progress of the category strategy, in particular against savings made and future savings projections
  • Own and deliver the category in year savings plan
  • Coach and develop cross functional and cross business category team members
  • The role will require around 50% of travel

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