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Category Manager

Randstad CPE
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15 Oct 2021

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Global Category Manager

Randstad Engineering are currently recruiting for a Global Category Manager to work with DS Smith, looking after their Chemicals category. During this 3 month contract, you will be expected to deliver strategic solutions, consolidate the supplier base and improve the supply chain processes, across the globe. This contract is offering daily rates of up to £600 per day for the right individual.

DS Smith is a leading provider of sustainable packaging solutions, paper products and recycling services worldwide. Over the past 80 years our organisation has grown dramatically, as have our services and areas of expertise.

Whilst this position offers full time home working, there will be an element of travel needed but will be no more than 15% of your time. This may be domestic or international depending on business needs.

Key Responsibilities:

Create and implement sourcing strategy and contractual framework for a cost efficient and reliable supply of the chemicals, across multiple countries.
Establish and maintain effective strategic relationships, to perform supplier relationship management including; conducting regular supplier evaluations, performance benchmarking and risk management
Develop, define, implement and measure cost saving activities to reach optimum purchasing conditions
Collaboration on planning, budgeting and analysis tasks
Negotiation of contracts with global and regional suppliers and support local procurement
Establish a robust supply chain to ensure a smooth supply of goods to the DS Smith business Key Requirements:

Degree level educated in relevant discipline e.g. Business, Economics, Chemistry, Supply Management.
Demonstrable experience in a similar role.
Knowledge of the Chemicals needed in paper/packaging manufacture.
Strong analytical skills with a deep understanding of financial analysis.
A hands on approach to procurement

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business
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