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Category Manager - Ingredients

Reference:PORAUUM-407745 Location: Dublin
Qualification:DegreeExperience:5-7 Years
Job Type:PermanentSalary: Not Disclosed
May be suitable for: BD Manager, Procurement Manager

A leading international food production business is currently seeking an expert in the procurement of Ingredients to join their European Procurement team. Based in either Dublin, Berlin or London you will lead the speciality ingredients category for multiple manufacturing sites across Europe. Working collaboratively with cross functional partners you will develop category strategies, build supply base options, ensure continuity of supply and drive value beyond price initiatives to ensure competitive cost base and deliver functional and business objectives.

Key Responsibilities

*Lead the development of the strategic sourcing plans for the speciality ingredients category and which take into account both demand and supply-side considerations
* Lead procurement initiatives with accountability to deliver savings and financial objectives in line with commitments agreed with internal stakeholders
* Engage with internal stakeholders to generate ideas and opportunities and ultimately ensure the category strategy, plans and initiatives are aligned to functional and business targets
* Regularly review the impact of macro-economic, and "supply/demand" dynamics on the category, assessing trends and providing insights to the Procurement team and management on the impact of underlying cost drivers
* Apply appropriate tools and techniques to segment suppliers for the category or subcategory, understand supplier financial performance and analyze supplier and market capacity and constraints

The Person

*Degree qualified or equivalent
*Proven success within an a procurement role ideally within the food production sector
* Experience in ingredient procurement essential, preferably across multiple sites
* Experience in strategic supplier relationship management
* Experience in Category Strategy Development, Category Management and Strategic Sourcing
* Change management experience is highly desirable
* International experience and strong intercultural working experience highly desirable to support Pan European working
* SAP expertise desirable
* German language skills desirable

If you would like further Information you can contact the recruiter directly:

Paula O'Reilly | Tel: +353 (0) 1 507 9265