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Interim Category Manager - Ingredients
- Exciting 8 month contract in West London
- Global FMCG company.
About Our Client
Our client is a lead player in the FMCG market, based in West London.
The Category Manager - Sugar, Cocoa & Chocolate will be responsible for a spend of circa £100 million across all UK & Europe manufacturing sites.
The role operates within a very volatile global market where the Category Manager will need to ensure risk management tools are in place to cap our exposure to changing market dynamics.
The Category Manager will have the responsibility of delivering key projects and initiatives aligned with company objectives.
The Category Manager will develop the category strategy, exploit synergistic opportunities in conjunction with International business units and the Global Category team, delivering the 3 year Savings Plan initiatives and Category Strategy objectives for supply security, product quality, supplier performance, service level and innovation.
The role will work closely with manufacturing sites, supply chain, finance and central technical stakeholders to ensure the delivery of key material group projects & activities.
Monthly reporting of financial accountability and category performance. Maintain up to date pricing and buying book.
The Successful Applicant
Demonstrate a desire to succeed with proven expertise in driving and managing projects autonomously.
Excellent communicator with strong interpersonal and organisational skills.
Ability to lead and influence people and drive change effectively and at all levels of the business
Excellent negotiation, stakeholder and supplier relationship management skills, ability to research and understand markets.
Strong analytical skills and problem solving capabilities with experience of:
- budget management
- financial forecasting and reporting
- supply planning and forecasting.
A second language is preferable
What's on Offer
£44,000 - £48,000 + benefits