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Local Category Lead - Packaging - Hampshire

Up to £57,000 plus benefits - Procurement
Ref: 103 Date Posted: Thursday 21 Mar 2019
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Our client is a global FMCG business with an extremely rich history. It is a very recognised brand within the UK, that is only continuing to grow and develop.


They are looking for a Local Category Manager to join the Global Indirect procurement team to work on their greenfield packaging projects. The team is made up of people based in the UK, China, Poland, India, Brazil and Thailand.


Reporting to the Global Category Leader, you will support the development and implementation of the Packaging strategy.

You will also work closely with key stakeholders to support the development and implementation of effective and innovative packaging strategies that add value to the business.


Key focus areas include driving cost savings, improving quality, managing the tender process, as well as mitigating supplier risk for the Packaging category.  The ability to work collaboratively and build strong relationships across functions, internal team members, and site and extended stakeholders will be extremely important for your success.


The successful candidate will have at least 3 years’ Procurement experience; will have a solid understanding of price modelling; and a proven track record of success in Packaging Procurement or FMCG Raw Materials along with good technical knowledge.  Experience of working with cross functional teams, strong communication skills, and the ability to be a proactive team player is a must.  An understanding of the commodity markets is also an advantage.


You will also be willing and able to travel both within the UK and internationally, in particular to visit suppliers and take part in activities and training courses.


If you are interested in this position, please don't hesitate to apply with your CV!