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Senior Category Manager


  • Dublin City Centre / Dublin North / Dublin South
  • Not disclosed
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 22/02/2013
  • Ciara Stewart
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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
  Shortlisting may apply.

Ref: 811549
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