Category Manager (m/f)
Supply Chain S.á.r.l
il y a 25j

We are currently looking for a Category Manager (m / f) of designated food commodities for all LSG segments and businesses across Region Europe.

The Category Manager (m / f) is responsible for the category activities in alignment with the respective Category Team. Furthermore, the position is responsible for close collaboration with all relevant stakeholder groups & business functions including providing key input into the ongoing category strategies.

Your tasks :

Portfolio Management / Category Management :

  • Develop product portfolio and category strategies for allocated food commodities in close alignment with relevant stakeholder groups
  • Delivery of strategic sourcing including related implementation activities, supplier selection and contracting processes and supplier performance management in close alignment with relevant stakeholder groups
  • Establish standard portfolio and provide continuous development and innovation of the respective product groups in close collaboration with the respective segment and business stakeholders
  • Secure the availability of goods and services in compliance with Customer’s requirements in a timely manner and at minimum total cost and risk
  • Identify appropriate levers together with responsible category manager to extract TCO cost reduction and innovation potential from supply chain
  • Cross-functional collaboration :

  • Participate in Customer Tenders and new concept designs
  • Participate in interface activities to Product Development and Sales, esp. for customer presentations, sampling and specifications process
  • Ensure outcomes achieved within strategic Procurement processes are fully implemented operationally by close collaboration with the Operational Procurement function
  • Execution of Supplier Relationship Management for all selected Suppliers in the respective category in close collaboration with the respective Stakeholder groups
  • Your profile

  • Secondary education in business, IT, or engineering
  • Min. 3 years’ experience in relevant areas and international markets
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Highly experienced negotiator with track record of large volume, complex negotiations
  • Very Good understanding of assigned portfolio product and supply markets and major market levers
  • Strong team player with experience with middle management, handling all stakeholder groups and creating networks even in difficult environments
  • Very good experience in managing and delivering projects on time in international and cross-entity settings
  • Very good presentation, listening and communication skills
  • Full working knowledge of spreadsheets functions and customized reporting
  • Good knowledge of presentation software
  • Fluent in English (oral and written)
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