Procurement Category Manager - Indirects

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Work type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Logistics/Procurement

About the Company
Asahi Beverages is a dynamic leader in the Australian and New Zealand beverages market. We have a strong and growing portfolio of brands across carbonated, non-carbonated, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

About the Role

During a period of business growth and transformation we have a great opportunity for a Procurement Category Manager - Indirects to join the procurement team at our head office in South Melbourne. In this position, you will facilitate the delivery of business requirements for all existing and potential IT supplier relationships, maximising value and minimising risks. The role is responsible for the procurement and contract management of indirect categories across Australia and New Zealand.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage procurement projects, activities and suppliers
  • Development of category strategies
  • Support the execution of sourcing activities
  • Participate in risk assessment across suppliers and materials/services
  • Manage supply base & stakeholders of existing agreements, including supplier performance, measurement of KPIs, service levels and continuous improvement program
  • Develop plans to manage risks in line with business priorities
  • Manage and report on risks status by service
  • Participate in evaluation and selection of new suppliers
  • Plan and manage supplier on-boarding requirements
  • Provide advice and support to key stakeholders, line managers and employees in optimising value within contracts with existing and potential suppliers, and managing supplier risks
  • Validate the commercial benefits of the category strategies with Finance Business Partners
  • Partner with stakeholders to understand challenges and opportunities and use your engagement and influencing skills to obtain stakeholder buy in
  • Help to enhance the reputation of the Procurement function

About You

  • High level of expertise in all aspects of procurement, contracts and category management
  • Demonstrated category management experience across indirect categories, preferably IT or Marketing within a large and complex environment
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills
  • Highly developed interpersonal and networking skills
  • Proven ability to negotiate, influence and work collaboratively with others
  • High level of ability to analyse data and provide recommendation based on insight
  • Ability to work under pressure toward the achievement of shared business outcomes
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications will be highly regarded

The Benefits

This is an opportunity to make a significant contribution, while growing and developing your career within a dynamic and expanding FMCG company. It's an exciting time to join Asahi Beverages, one of the leading beverage companies in Australia and New Zealand.

How to Apply
Please apply now via the online application form.

Asahi Beverages is the Australian subsidiary of the Japanese beverage company, Asahi Group Holdings. It incorporates Schweppes Australia and Asahi Premium Beverages.  

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