Category Manager

Location: Macquarie Park, New South Wales
Job Type: Permanent / Full Time

About our company

Our client is a leading consumer business with national operations and Sydney based head office. Currently on a journey of organisational transformation they are looking to add a Senior Category Manager to the leadership team.

About the role

Reporting to the Head of Procurement you will be tasked with analyzing the indirect procurement spend across the group, transitioning key suppliers to contract and delivering the cost savings target as agreed by senior management. Key categories of focus will include IT, professional services, recruitment, legal, HR travel and fleet/facilities. Leading a small team you will also be responsible for:

  • Embedding procurement process and governance across the business
  • The development of systems and processes to ensure best practice procurement is being maintained at all times
  • Raising the profile of the procurement function to improve the service offering to the business and delivering business objectives around cost reduction and supplier management
  • Setting strategic category management plans to give structure and focus around deliverables within the team

About the candidate

You will be a senior procurement professional (in-directs focus) with a proven track record across strategic sourcing, implementing procurement best practice and managing/influencing senior stakeholders. You will also possess:

  • Proven leadership experience within a challenging environment that is going through significant change
  • The ability to the ground running and play a hands on role to deliver significant cost savings as outlined by senior management
  • Commercially astute with experience managing a large spend across a complex business and supplier base
  • Strong procurement project management background around systems, structure and supplier rationalisation
  • Results orientated approach to improving business performance and working collaboratively with suppliers

How to apply

Click on the apply button or contact Holly Clark on 8024 7139 for a confidential discussion.