12 days ago
Pod Talent are currently working exclusively with a Global Chemicals Organisation across Europe on a Global Category Manager Logistics position. As a Category Manager you will be expected to deliver strategic solutions to consolidate supplier base and define, measure, analyse and improve supply chain processes within the Logistics Category. This role will report to the Global Indirect Procurement Director.
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.
Develop and implement Category Strategy for Logistics Services in alignment with business units / segments and production plants
Manage risk by analysing current/future market transport conditions and defining contingency plans to ensure critical supply needs are met
Establish and maintain effective relationships with key suppliers, providing high level of issue resolution where necessary (quality and service);
Negotiate category's procurement activities, strategic sourcing, supplier management and contract management
Collaborate with regional lead buyers to scale up implementation across our major countries
Proactively engage internal stakeholders to align objectives, jointly develop category strategies and communicate market and sourcing information
Improve the logistics toolkit and system landscape for Transport Procurement
Establish and evaluate performance metrics for category and own cost saving results
Degree level educated in relevant discipline e.g. Business, Economics, Engineering, Supply Management or Operations.
Minimum 5 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
Self motivated & hard worker
Sound interesting? Please apply now or send CV directly to Josh@pod-talent.com