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Interim Category Manager - Logistics

Recruiter1st Executive
Industry SectorLogistics Services, Manufacturing, Non-Grocery, Pharmaceutical & Biotech, Retail, Transport & Distribution, Warehousing & Distribution
Salary£450 to £550 per day
LocationsGreater London, London
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs, Transport Jobs
Date Posted16 February 2018

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1st Executive have been retained by a leading FTSE 100 organisation to search for an Interim Category Manager to lead logistics procurement projects across Europe.


• Create comprehensive global sourcing strategy for spend categories.
• Have a clear understanding of how global strategies affect local markets and the fit with regional strategy.
• Build an education & communication process for in-country Procurement leads and business units.
• Be the global expert in the spend categories within scope of responsibility.
• Deliver global benefits, quality, service, cost and innovation.
• Create and deliver effective global budgets (Plans of Purchase).
• Build strategic relationships with key suppliers at a senior level and lead processes to ensure value is driven from these relationships.
• Negotiate, create, execute and manage effective global contracts with suppliers (where required) that will maximize opportunity globally.
• Lead regional supply base reviews and global strategy reviews.
• Ensure appropriate communication strategy is in place and in use within the relevant Procurement and business customer networks.

Experience Required

• Proven track record of Logistics procurement and tendering for 3PL and logistics services contract

• Ability to manage stakeholders across a complex matrix structure

• Strong Category Management skills

• Ability to work strategically within procurement

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Recruiter: 1st Executive
Tel: 0843 216 3030
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