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Global Category Lead Logistics

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    Procurement, Logistics & Customer Services

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    Josh Uwemedimo

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    27 days ago

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​Pod Talent are currently working exclusively with a Global Packaging Organisation across Europe on a Global Category Lead Logistics position. As a Category Lead you will have the capability and competence to build and strengthen relationships, drive innovation, add business value and deliver sustainability throughout the supplier base. This role will report to the Global Head of Logistics.

This business is leading the way in industry innovation and looks for employees that can bring new ideas and challenge existing ways of working. Following a successful period in Covid-19 the business is in a strong position to continue to grow. With a matrix structure in place, it is a very open culture where all of the teams work in close conjunction with one another.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish, develop, execute and manage supplier strategy that brings long term value to the business

  • Identify new suppliers in new regions/products/capabilities to ensure excellence within the current supplier base

  • Manage Key Suppliers at C-Suite Leve (CEO, Board Level), maintaining strategic and influential relationships across the network

  • Lead supplier and technical innovation and best practice to deliver key Transport and Infrastructure projects and integrated logistics solutions across the business

  • Work closely with Regional Logistics Managers and Regional / Divisional Teams to create, implement and oversee the supplier performance management

  • Manage risk by analysing current/future market transport conditions and defining contingency plans to ensure critical supply needs are met

  • Team leadership of 8 reports

Key Requirements:

  • Degree level educated in relevant discipline e.g. Business, Economics, Engineering, Supply Management or Operations.

  • Minimum 8 working years exp. in Logistics procurement on Regional/Global level

  • Strong background within Production/Manufacturing environment.

  • Strong analytical skills with a deep understanding of financial analysis

  • Strong leadership qualities

  • Self motivated & hard worker

  • Growth Mindset

Sound interesting? Please apply now or send CV directly to

Pod Talent are independent specialist recruiters in the Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics, Manufacturing and R&D space covering roles internationally from entry to board level. We recruit for roles including Supply Chain, Demand Planning, Inventory Management, Direct and Indirect Procurement, Category Management, Logistics, Distribution, Warehousing, Production, Packaging, NPD and Quality Assurance. Please visit our website for all of our vacancies.