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Category Manager - People & Legal

Asahi Lifestyle Beverages - Melbourne, VIC

Manufacturing & Industrial
Source: uWorkin


Your Impact

Reporting into the Procurement Manager - Business Services, we are looking for an experienced and innovative Category Manager to bring their expertise to deliver sourcing activities whilst proposing innovative ways to achieve cost reduction and budgeted savings for Asahi Beverages.

In an exciting time of growth, this role will provide end to end leadership and governance over the category management and procurement of Asahi's indirect goods and services requirements.

Key responsibilities

  • Responsibility for the entire source to pay procurement process for the indirects portfolio including spend analysis, category management, strategic sourcing, negotiation, contract management and supplier management,
  • Partnering with key stakeholders to understand internal business requirements and determine and develop best sourcing and category management strategy
  • Manage category risk in partnership with the business
  • Participation in budgeting activity for the next financial year
  • Proposing continuous improvement opportunities as they relate to the Procurement sourcing process
  • Develop “should cost” models to ensure the best outcome for negotiations and increased transparency
  • E-Procurement including online auctions
About You
  • Innovative with the ability to challenge and influence internal business requirements to offer an optimised approach to buying that will improve productivity and enhance customer experience
  • 5 years' experience within previous indirect category sourcing/procurement roles
  • A demonstrated achievement of improvements within a large and complex organisation
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong spend analytic and Microsoft Excel skills
  • Well-developed people leadership skills
  • Well-developed influencing skills
  • E-Procurement experience including online auctions
  • Strong Vendor Management experience
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability presenting to senior stakeholders
Why Asahi Beverages?

Asahi Beverages is one of the leading beverage companies in Australia and New Zealand with a rich and varied history. Comprising some of Australia and New Zealand's most loved brands, the company's Regional Hub is based in Melbourne with three Business Divisions - Asahi Lifestyle Beverages (formerly Schweppes Australia) Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) in Australia; and Asahi Beverages NZ and The Better Drinks Co. in New Zealand. There's always a great deal going on and opportunities abound for those ready to take them!

Advertised: 27 Apr 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 11 May 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time

Asahi Lifestyle Beverages