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Senior Category Manager

Aviva

  • Dublin City Centre / Dublin North / Dublin South
  • Not disclosed
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 31/01/2013
  • Ciara Stewart
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Description

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Managing the delivery of the Procurement agenda with the Irish business and Procurement Category Leads  in respect of Irish specific procurement needs, cross categories
  • Leading complex sourcing activity, cross category, aligned to category plans
  • Senior interface locally for ‘procurement needs’ and the face of Procurement locally
  • Management of senior stakeholder and business relationships
  • Oversee the management and delivery of local book of work and upcoming activity/contract renewals
  • Supplier relationship management, for some identified key relationships, as required and appropriate
  • Management of local contract management and business disputes
  • Development of local opportunity pipeline for savings and value add
  • Oversight and deliver of agenda with local support services e.g. Accounts Payable, Tax, Legal etc
  • Local query management and handling and interaction with category teams for effective resolution
  • Mentoring / supporting of local Category Manager
  • Oversight and delivery of Aviva’s Supply Mgt Framework in conjunction with category leads
  • Regular reporting and communication with the relevant PCM and or UK based team members.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience required:

  • Significant cross-category experience and a proven track record of delivering Commercial, SRM, or Category Management within a demanding, fast evolving environment
  • Ability to lead and apply strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management and total cost of ownership.
  • Strong commercial and stakeholder management skills and proven track record of building strong internal business relationships at all levels.
  • Results orientated; comfortable identifying, setting & delivering against stretch targets.
  • Able to manage ambiguity; working within a complex, fluid, organisational environment with often limited data visibility and diverse processes.
  • Ability to manage a high level of diverse projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent business and commercial acumen, knowledge of financial fundamentals and analytical skills.
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Ability to interact with key stakeholders and build trust at all levels of the organisation, including Exec level.
  • Must be able to develop, manage and lead own agenda.  
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Manage and mitigate supply risk through supporting internal and external governance processes
  • Drive and implement appropriate business and category plans, providing insightful marketplace views for our stakeholder base
  • Knowledge and of application of best practice commercial, SRM & category management skills to identify and drive greater efficiencies
  • Ability to drive performance by optimising supply chain in key supply relationships
  • Actively manage suppliers in order to assure achievement of contracted levels of performance and benefit delivery
Closing date for applications is the 31st January 2013 at 5pm.  Shortlisting may apply.

Ref: 811549
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