Molson Coors Brewing Company

Category Lead - Head of Indirects Procurement

2 months ago
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Head Office, Burton Upon Trent
Regional Location

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Here at Molson Coors we are looking for a Category Lead - Head of Indirects Procurement to lead the regional category management team. This includes working to ensure that the local/regional categories have the appropriate category strategies and that the team executes global category strategies at the local/regional level.


As Category Lead - Head of Indirects Procurement, you will be responsible for meeting cost savings goals and local supplier management.


Why Molson Coors?

Molson Coors Brewing Company is the 3rd largest global brewer delivering extraordinary brands that delight the world’s beer drinkers.

We brew, market and sell an amazing portfolio of leading drinks brands such as Molson Canadian, Carling, Franciscan Well, Cobra, Staropramen and Blue Moon across The Americas, Europe and Asia. In Ireland we are the fastest growing brewer with some of the fastest growing brands in the market.

For more than 350 years we’ve been creating extraordinary, premium beer. From our founding families and executive leaders to our master brewers and our sales teams, we are a brewing company that loves what we do.

In the UK and Ireland we have created a culture that supports work-life balance and employee development is a major focus at Molson Coors. We work hard to provide an environment where the best talent can be successful, develop and grow.


What you will be up to day to day:


  • Daily management of the team members within the regional category strategy team; also input to the global category teams as related to direct materials (specifications, requirements)
  • Managing 10-15 local/regional categories of high complexity using strategic sourcing principles.
  • Must understand country/regional business priorities and needs.
  • Owns and manages (oversees) contract compliance once agreement is signed.
  • Managing local/regional suppliers, including score-carding and actively monitoring KPI's.
  • Responsible for managing the creation of category RO's on a national level.
  • Maintaining a cost savings target of $2M-$4M per year.
  • Responsible for monitoring risks and opportunities within their team scope's by category.
  • Also responsible for managing and reporting on category AOP cycle, including yearly planning activities.
  • Will also be involved in LRP for function and categories.
  • Managing stakeholders within their country/cluster.
  • Must be able to business partner with senior level internal stakeholders aligning on company priorities and needs.
  • Should be involved with ZBB process.



 Key Responsibilities


  • Degree educated
  • Proven relevant Procurement experience.
  • People management skills.
  • Expert strategic sourcing
  • Supplier management
  • Spend analysis, and contract negotiation skills.
  • Have worked in a multinational environment.
  • Project management and excellent verbal/written communications skills.  
  • Beverage or FMCG experience



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