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Group Category Manager

  • Ad Placed : 06 Dec 2019 05:31:17 Affiliate ad
  • Remuneration : PER MONTH
  • Employment Type : Full Time
  • Employment Level : Senior Management
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  • Region : Kwazulu-Natal
  • Company : Sharon Nurock Recruitment cc

Our client, a leader in Consumer Products, currently seeks a Group Category Manager in the Group Procurement department, based at the Group Office in Umhlanga. Reporting to the Group Procurement Manager, you will lead & develop the Category team to implement detailed category plans for their portfolio, aligned to the Procurement department’s targets & overall business objectives for the company.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • Degree in Procurement/Engineering/Supply Chain or equivalent.
  • 10 years’ procurement/supply chain management experience, with sound category expertise (manufacturing/export related industry preferred).
  • Extensive people management experience and well-developed leadership skills, with a proven track record in leading, developing and coaching others.
  • Skilled in setting strategic direction.
  • Competent in Category Management Tools and Techniques.
  • Proven track record of delivering Category Management and developing, agreeing and delivering Procurement strategies including experience in promoting and the regular use of e-Purchasing tools.
  • Understand the appropriate level of engagement required for successful delivery including a good grasp of P2P requirements and final delivery of Contract handover.
  • Highly developed communication, presentation and relationship-building skills.
  • Innovative, intuitive with ability to anticipate and interpret complex issues impacting on functional area.
  • Competent negotiator, possessing strong influencing skills and gravitas, with the ability to obtain buy-in/engagement.
  • Develop a working knowledge of all regulatory requirements relevant to the contracts and spend categories.
  • Commercially astute and financially literate with a continuous improvement mind-set.
  • Well organized and experienced in delivering stretch targets and encouraging creativity.
  • Lead/project managing cross functional teams to deliver complex tasks.
  • Strong analytical and data interrogation skills.
  • Able to effectively lead and implement change.
  • Ability to focus on delivering tangible, measurable results to exacting timescales.
  • Must be prepared to travel internationally, regionally and to all operations as required.

Key Performance Areas:

  • Lead Category Management team and provide thought leadership to build category strategies through to implementation plans.
  • Lead Category Management for high-value contracts.
  • Communicate and align strategy with Group Procurement Manager and business stakeholders.
  • Set multi-year strategy roadmaps, updating as required to cater for changing business needs and supplier landscape.
  • Build strategic approach to cross-category vendors.
  • Provide expert market knowledge and insight and challenge to the contractual process with suppliers.
  • Develop supplier segmentation by category.
  • Interface with senior suppliers’ Executives and set supplier management targets.
  • Oversee category strategy execution for each category.
  • Track and manage category savings and performance.
  • Lead, develop and coach the Category Management team.
  • Maximise use of all e-Procurement tools within the category to ensure document retention, knowledge management and to drive maximum value.
  • Lead team negotiations to ensure necessary contracts drawn up, negotiated, agreed and service level agreements are successfully delivered.
  • Monitor the performance of agreements and proactively act to ensure all parties meet contract expectations.
  • Manage the contract database to ensure contract renewal is strategically managed.
  • Category management, e-Procurement tools and negotiation preparation.
  • Participate in, and lead, cross-category and cross-functional projects as required.
  • Maintain strong working relationships with group teams.

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