Molson Coors Brewing Company

  • Senior Category Manager - Packaging

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(07/03/2018 16:40)
    Job ID
    Burton Upon Trent
    Regional Location
  • Job Advertisement

    Senior Category Manager



    Competitive salary, car allowance, bonus, pension scheme, life assurance, BUPA family cover plus further flexible benefits


    Permanent - Burton Upon Trent


    Here at Molson Coors, we are looking for a Senior Category Manager to join our world class Procurement team based in Burton Upon Trent.



    This is an exciting role partnering with Supply Chain and managing direct categories including cans, shrink, hi—cone and pallets within the World’s Family Brewer.



    With exciting projects on the horizon, we’re looking for a Senior Category Manager to join us on our journey of defining our Procurement strategy and extracting value from our partnerships. You’ll be focusing on UK&I but working closely with the global team, exploring how we can leverage our position to attain global agreements.


    If you’re looking for a role with fantastic exposure, autonomy and the chance to really progress within the business then look no further.


    Here’s a list of the key responsibilities in the role:

    • Managing 3-7 local/regional categories of intermediate to high complexity using strategic sourcing principles. Must understand country/region business priorities and needs. Owns contract compliance once agreement is signed.
    • Managing local/regional suppliers, including score-carding and actively monitoring KPI's. Responsible for creating and delivering category RO's on the national level.
    • Maintaining cost savings target of $1M-$2M per year. Responsible for assessing and managing category risks and opportunities on a country/cluster level.  
    • Managing stakeholders within their country/cluster. Must be able to business partner with senior level internal stakeholders aligning on company priorities and needs. Must also build relationships at lower levels of the organization.
    • Responsible for managing category AOP cycle including supporting countries/clusters with their local budgets.

    In order to be considered for this opportunity you will need the following skills and experience

    • Excellent strategic sourcing, supplier management, spend analysis, and contract negotiations.
    • SAP experience.
    • Experience with contract management tools, spend analysis tools. 
    • Broad based experience in multinational category management and international teams.
    • Strong project management skills.
    • Effective written and verbal communications skills. 
    • Although you won’t be directly managing people, you will be capable of managing people in an indirect/project type manner.  

    You will be managing senior stakeholders across the business so will need to have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels.


    You’ll need to be confident, disciplined and organised to succeed within this role and in return, we will offer your excellent career prospects, wide exposure within Supply Chain and the autonomy to really shine.


    If this sounds like something of interest then get in touch today and let’s start the conversation.


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