Category Manager - Logistics

  • Department / Function :
  • Procurement
  • Location :
  • Nationwide
  • Contract Type :
  • Permanent
  • Working Pattern :
  • Full-time
  • Job Advert Description :
  • About the Role

    Within the Indirect Procurement team, an exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, driven and professional individual to fill the position of Category Manager looking after Logistics and Fleet for the group. This position offers the opportunity to develop and execute a strategic plan that maximises the deliverable savings from key business areas.

    As Category Manager you will work closely with key business stakeholders to ensure you understand their business objectives and priorities, and include them in your overall plan. You’ll use your commercial savvy and market knowledge of the FMCG sector to deliver an efficient and effective sourcing approach, providing market insight and analysis, and running competitive and professional tender processes.

    You’ll bring your negotiating skills to bear to ensure C&C Group and our subsidiaries get best value for their considerable spend and come up with creative solutions to deliver optimal solutions.

    Key Accountabilities 

    • Drive strategy development and implementation for key spend categories
    • Initiate and execute procurement and strategic sourcing projects to drive value and deliver cost savings.
    • Ongoing supplier development to maximize value post contract award.
    • In depth analysis of the supply market, the identification and delivery of savings targets, the use of appropriate sourcing tools and processes, risk identification and mitigation strategies.
    • Nurturing and developing the relationships of key stakeholders, as well as build/ establish strategic relationships with key suppliers.
    • Leveraging group scalability and identifying synergies to be executed and sustained.
    • Providing regular cost/market analysis
    • Reporting and Budgeting.
    • Align Ethical & Sustainable Procurement standards with our Group ESG strategy

    About you 

    • Logistics procurement experience in both national and international freight
    •  Background in manufacturing/drinks industry would be desirable (not mandatory)
    •  Proven experience of relevant and successful strategic category management within a global environment.
    • Demonstrate experience in successfully leading and conducting the negotiation of contracts across technical, commercial and legal areas.
    • Delivery of strategic procurement initiatives
    • Demonstrate achievements of cost savings, risk mitigation, supplier consolidation and strategic vendor partnerships.
    •  Recognised as a key business partner who can drive change, with a comprehensive understanding of best practice procurement.
    • Ability to deal with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels of the business
    • Able to work under pressure and confidence to make key decisions for the business

    About Us 

    Operating through the Matthew Clark, Bibendum, Tennent’s and Bulmers Ireland brands, the Group has a market leading range, scale and reach including an intimate understanding of the markets it serves.  

    Together we grow, brew, manufacture, market, and deliver some of the world’s favourite drinks. From grass to glass, and everything in between. C&C Group plc is a premium drinks company which owns, manufactures, markets, and distributes a unique portfolio of beer and cider brands in its home markets and across the globe. 

    C&C Group’s portfolio of owned/exclusive brands include: Bulmers, the leading Irish cider brand; Tennent’s, the leading Scottish beer brand; Magners the premium international cider brand; as well as a range of fast-growing, premium and craft ciders and beers, such as Heverlee, Menabrea, Five Lamps and Orchard Pig.  

    We seek to champion and embed sustainability in everything that we do at C&C. While delivering joy to customers, we always shine a light on people and the planet. We have a clear ESG vision delivering to a better world. We respect, support, and develop all our people to be their best, with a focus on results by creating a culture of winning together. 

    We also recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to delivering on our mission. Therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. Please let us know if you require accommodations during the interview process. 

    C&C Group (and inclusive companies) do not accept unsolicited CVs from recruiters or employment agencies in response to any of our roles. For help, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at All applications need to come through the candidate portal 

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