Category Manager
Asahi Beverage
Melbourne, AU
14h ago

Your Impact

Reporting into the Group GM Procurement Directs, you will provide end to end leadership and governance over the Category management of Asahi’s MRO & Capex requirements.

In this newly created role, we are looking for an experienced and innovative Category Manager to bring their engineering expertise to deliver sourcing activities whilst proposing innovative ways to achieve cost reduction and budgeted savings for Asahi Beverages.

Key responsibilities

  • The design and action of new category management framework that supports MRO, Capex and Auxiliaries
  • Responsibility for the end to end sourcing activity including negotiations and approval of recommendations
  • 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
  • About You

  • Innovative with the ability to challenge internal business requirements to offer an optimised approach to buying that will improve productivity and enhance customer experience
  • 7 years’ experience within previous MRO & Capex sourcing / procurement roles
  • A demonstrated achievement of improvements within an FMCG supply chain / engineer environment with a high analytical component
  • Extensive SAP supply chain experience in transactional and analytical tools
  • 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 four Business Divisions - Asahi Premium Beverages, Asahi Lifestyle Beverages (formerly Schweppes Australia) and 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!

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