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Category Manager - Software & Hardware (6 Month Ftc)


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Source: uWorkin


6 month contract to join a market leading FMCG business. You will be responsible for all software & hardware category management.

Client Details

Our client is in everyone's homes and a market leading FMCG business.


You will be responsible for the category management of approximately $80mil of IT spend across both software and hardware. Other responsibilities include;

Development of the Hardware and Software strategic plans and priorities and identifying opportunities to leverage value or mitigate risk from changes in markets (e.g. technology developments, supplier consolidation).

Implement & manage sourcing initiatives that ensure delivery of business plans and category strategies

Lead the full sourcing process which includes development of scope, supplier selection/evaluation, commercial negotiation, risk mitigation and contract execution, ensuring the appropriate business involvement at all stages of the process

Maintain strategic relationships with key (critical) suppliers, engaging key suppliers in 'long term partnering in order to extract optimal mutual business benefits for both parties.

Assist the business in the Supplier Performance management of the top 30 suppliers by attending and providing support for key supplier annual performance reviews


Immediately available

Strong end to end category management knowledge and highly developed commercial experience, possibly gained in other large commercial/FMCG

Strong business acumen and negotiation skills gained in major projects and contract negotiations.

Skills in the development of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) models that, where applicable incorporate all cost dimensions and risk analysis elements.

Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.

Demonstrated understanding of Australian contract law as it relates to the purchase and supply or goods and services.

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Job Offer

6 month contact, $140-160k inc super depending in experience.

To apply online please click the 'Apply' button below. For a confidential discussion about this role please contact Alex Bennett on +61 3 9607 5606