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CATEGORY MANAGER

19/07/19 Dublin Neg

Permanent full-time

Our client, an established global beverages producer are seeing a Category Manager (Marketing) 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. The ideal candidate will have strog experience in working with creative agencies.

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 woring with creatie agencies on billoards, TV, event marketing etc.
  • Experience in the FMCG sector is favourable
  • Agile thinking, 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 brona@qsp.ie or call for more information.

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