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Category Manager

19/07/19 Dublin Neg

Permanent full-time

Our client, a blue chip firm within the Food/Beverage industry, is seeking a Category Manager (Genex) to join their team in Dublin. The Category Manager is responsible for creating a category sourcing strategy and providing the necessary support to reduce costs and risks. Their objective is to optimize the overall procurement performance of their respective category.

Location: Dublin, Kildare, Meath 

Key responsibilities:

  • Creating a 3-year category procurement strategy by analysing historical data, internal and external benchmarks, identifying and quantifying levers, and developing the supplier panel
  • Building global market expertise and developing the supplier panel by growing strategic partnerships with key suppliers within each category, in line with purchasing strategies
  • Conducting Supplier Relationship Management by periodically evaluating current suppliers and searching for new potential suppliers that are aligned with the objectives of the category
  • Acting as a buyer on critical strategic purchases and suppliers, including demand management, RFP management, negotiations and contracting
  • Management of critical Suppliers: Supplier Performance management, Third party risk management, Contract management process
  • Managing relationships with Key Stakeholders including Procurement VP, Excellence Manager, Buyers, Requisitioners etc.

Skills & experience:

  • 3rd Level Qualification/Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in related discipline
  • Professional accreditation related to the function is beneficial
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in procurement
  • Extensive knowledge of the category or similar experience leading a different category
  • Experience in the FMCG sector is favourable
  • A strategic mindset and demonstrated success in driving strategies yielding results
  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to develop interpersonal relationships
  • Ability to read and understand legal documents and contracts

Please apply by sending your CV to Brona Clarke at or call for more information.

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