Category Manager Commerce (214 views)

Purpose of the job

Defining, influencing and executing the Procurement Strategy for HSA Commerce in line with local Procurement and business objectives as well as Global strategies.  The role will deliver measurable cost savings and value opportunities; as well as mitigate supply-, corporate- and reputation risk.  The Category Manager, as the custodian of the Commerce vendor base, is responsible for ensuring that all Procurement activities support the overall Category Strategy and performed within the parameters of the Responsible Sourcing Policy.

Key Result Areas

1.       Strategic Sourcing:  Develop, plan and implement category and supplier strategies to meet business stakeholder requirements and support the broader Procurement Strategy across all sub-categories including: ATL, BTL, Events, Refrigeration and Fulfilment. Must apply the appropriate sourcing approach (e.g. e-auction, RFP, agency pitch) to achieve maximum value delivery without comprising on quality or supplier offering.

2.       Value Delivery:  Identify opportunities and implement supporting strategies to deliver measurable cost savings opportunities within the Category. Ensure close alignment with stakeholders

3.       Category Management and SRM:  Use a variety of business tools to develop insights and create strategic options; perform market and portfolio analysis and interpret results that will inform and guide category decision-making.  Offer Procurement expertise and functional leadership.  Manage strategic and tactical elements of supplier relationships. Conduct Agency reviews and the calculation of performance-based Agency remuneration

4.       Contracting & Contract Management:  Responsible for the entire contracting process to ensure that valid and robust contracts are in place at all times.  Contracting is aligned with Legal, HSA and HGP requirements.  Monitors and manage supplier performance and spend against contracted terms

5.       Category Planning: Opportunity Assessments; Tender Machine; Annual Forecasting of Supply requirements (Anaplan); preparation of budget guidelines; alignment with Global sourcing strategies

6.       Routine responsibilities:  Stakeholder engagement; all elements of the sourcing process as required; supplier meetings; analysis and interpretation of data and results including the preparation of presentations in Powerpoint and Excel. Build and maintain e-Catalogues. Vendor base management. Personal development including e-learning.

7.       Reporting:  Track and report on KPI’s, record savings in Global Project Management tool; review supplier contracts to identify contracts requiring intervention; monitor and report on spend across vendor base and buying channels. Track and report on Preferential Procurement, Supply Chain Financing and Supplier Risk Assessments

Educational Qualifications

Bachelor of Commerce

Post graduate or professional qualification such as MCIPS will be preferable

Professional Experience & Personal Attributes

·         8 – 10 years as a Procurement Professional

·         3 – 5 years ATL experience is a prerequisite


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Closing date for applications for this position is 25 September 2019

Salary: Negotiable

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