The key accountabilities for this role include but are not restricted to:
Strategic Category Sourcing
Define & execute category strategy
Define category risk assessment
Execute strategic sourcing initiatives with multifunctional teams (SMEs, Global and Regional Procurement)
Manage supplier relationship and develop collaborative initiatives
Validate and approve analysis of categories and market analysis
Develop and Maintain its related Category Card
Identify suppliers meeting business requirements
Negotiate with suppliers and select the best option
Review, sign and ensure implementation of negotiated contracts/POs
Resolve outstanding contract/PO issues and claims
Complete contract termination requests & submit for approval
Identify risks and develop category mitigation plans, select vendors and manage contract creation Request vendor or material data cleansing
Propose a Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
Escalate issues to Sourcing and Spot Buy Lead
3. BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
The creation of a new operating model will transform ABI Procurement Function towards a much higher
level of centralization at Regional level. This will require a high level of client satisfaction and efficiency at Regional level.
The Category Manager role is responsible to develop and manage its Category. This role is responsible since sourcing strategy until contract management. The Category Manager plays a very important role in order to drive continuous improvement to its Category.
4. SCOPE OF ROLE
The Category Manager is responsible for Strategic Sourcings of his Category in Regional, executing
sourgin initiatives with multifunctional teams, including Global and Regional Procurement (Front Office);
The Category Manager ensures contract management;
Responsible to develop and maintain its related Category Card;
Support continuous improvement in the Region. Responsible to identify risks and develop category mitigation plans.
6. QUALIFICATIONS AND TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES REQUIRED Education
- University Degree or equivalent
- Ideally Green Belt
- Mandatory White Belt or Yellow Belt
Critical skills needed for success in this position:
A. Strong analytical skills
B. Hands-on procurement
C. Category management experience (at least 2 years)
D. Project-management skills
E. Basic knowledge of finance and accounting allowing the ability to run/read analysis of a
suppliers P&L and balance sheet
F. Communicating effectively by conveying information and ideas in English, in a clear, meaningful,
and timely manner, providing information to ensure understanding; solicit inputs and provide
open candid conversations.
G. Developing collaborative relationships for the purpose of accomplishing work objectives;
developing relationships with other individuals by listening, sharing ideas, and appreciating
H. Languages: English (and Local when applied) as the working language, other languages are an advantage.
I. Ability to conceptualize business impact focused analytics.
Preferred skills for this position:
A. Experience in FMCG / CPG industry
B. Understanding of sourcing and analytics tools such as Ariba, Emptoris, SAP MM/SRM, advanced MS Excel, MS Access, Database tools (SQL etc)
C. Basic knowledge on using e-sourcing tools