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Strategic Category Manager - Indirect

Location: Cork, Republic of Ireland
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 5 months ago
Role type: Permanent
Industry: Supply Chain and Operations Leaders & Specialists
Contact name: Cian Breheny
Contact email: cian.breheny@hrmrecruit.com

Job description

Our client is a globally leading pharmaceutical company whose innovative medicines continue to benefit millions of people all over the world. They are seeking an International Category Manager to join their strategic sourcing team. This role will be based in their global headquarters in Cork.

The Role:

  • You will manage key spend categories across Marketing, Sales and Fleet Management, developing and executing strategies for these areas
  • You will take a lead role in negotiating contracts and managing supplier relationships
  • You will use e-Sourcing tools during the sourcing and tendering processes
  • Set and manage key performance indicator metrics relating to your customers and including your cross functional teams within the organisation
  • You will be responsible for working with cross functional business partners, giving them commercial advice and developing approved supplier strategies
  • You must ensure the company is operating in compliance with relevant procurement functions and policies


The Person:

  • You will need 7+ years' indirect procurement experience and a proven track record in a category management leadership role
  • Degree qualified in a relevant field
  • Highly proficient using SAP/Ariba
  • You will need experience dealing with large spends, interpreting and analysing a multitude of source information and strong decision-making capabilities
  • Demonstrated abilities to work with various stakeholders, internally and externally, to maintain relationships and communicate effectively
  • CIPS / IIPMM / ISM qualification would be advantageous


The Benefits:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Bonus
  • DC Pension
  • Family Healthcare
  • Flexitime and Remote Working options

For more information, apply online or contact Cian Breheny on 01 6321866 for a confidential discussion.

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