Category Lead - Value Added Ingredients
JOB PURPOSE AND IMPACT
The Global Procurement Category Management Specialist III will develop procurement strategies for value added ingredients to optimize cost, rationalize the supply base and bring value to the corporation while mitigating risk. We seek a professional who will maximize profitability for a category of ingredients by identifying strategic category opportunities, developing an overall category management framework and leading execution by the buyers located around the world.
Develop and maintain category expertise, cultivate positive relationships with external and internal stakeholders, including industry partners, suppliers and business stakeholders.
Lead and implement category management strategies for defined ingredients in alignment with global and regional dynamic business needs.
Lead major negotiations and workshops with our suppliers.
Lead the communication of category management vision and objectives internally and externally by engaging senior stakeholders for alignment.
Coach our buying teams in delivering coherent and successful action plan.
You will work under minimal supervision and independently handle complex issues while referring only the most complex issues to higher-level staff.
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
Strong interpersonal and influencing skills.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Confirmed financial, mathematical, modeling and analytical skills.
Experience in implementing supplier management programs with key suppliers including metrics, performance goals and improvement initiatives
Experience in leading regional project.
Minimum of four years of related work experience
Other minimum qualifications may apply
Six years experience in supply chain or procurement.
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