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Category Manager (FoodBuy) | Full Time | McMahons Point

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Location: Sydney
Work type: Full time
Categories: Logistics & Supply Chain

Compass Group is the global market leader in providing food and beverage to customers in a range of food service environments. We operate in over 50 countries, employ over 510,000 people, and are a recognised top 10 employer worldwide.

  • Permanent role based in Sydney NSW
  • Great team environment at this global organisation
  • Experience with a fantastic procurement function

We are currently recruiting a Category Manager to join our Foodbuy team, based at our head office in Sydney’s McMahons Point. You will be responsible for supporting the ongoing success of supplier and manufacturer planning as well as our strategic sourcing activities within Australia. You will need the capacity to operate independently, using initiative and self-direction. In this role, you will report to the General Manager Procurement and work with a tightly knit team. Experience within food, grocery, food-distribution is desirable but not essential. You will have worked in a procurement role and have a mature understanding of supplier management and relationships, eProcurement platforms.

Key Duties

  • Take responsibility for a buying team overseeing major categories within Foodbuy, part of Compass Group Australia.
  • Manage mature relationships across our core manufacturing partners as well as oversee our route-to-market solutions, their governance and ongoing efficiencies work.
  • Prepare and run sourcing events including RFQ/RFP/RFI, online auction, collaborative sourcing, multi-event negotiations, etc. Use e-tendering including E Reverse Auctions to ensure best market value.
  • Performing opportunity analysis to identify projects that will deliver significant hard and soft savings and value improvement
  • Ensure new suppliers and manufacturers are set up in line with company and supply chain policy and have appropriate third-party accreditation and insurances.
  • Identifying and determining detailed costs associated with the Products purchased.
  • Build sourcing strategies that enable compass to optimise its buying power across relevant markets and deliver a range of products which are negotiated to the lowest net level to maximise business profitability and customer satisfaction
  • Conduct industry analysis to support business stakeholders with commercial understanding of the market place & provide proactive insight to long term potential sourcing strategies
  • Assist in developing category plans and strategies as well as the administration of sourcing events and ensuring that documents are fully up to date
  • Monitoring supplier and distributor performance and ensuring QBR & governance scheduling is adequately managed, followed up and delivered
  • Manage contract terms and tenure
  • Execute extensions, variations and terminations of legal instruments in line with Company policy
  • Design and implement sourcing solutions, including design and execution of commercial instruments such as contracts that meet all agreed business needs including SLAs

 The Person

  • Tertiary education is highly desirable, with a Procurement & Supply Chain focus or a Business or Commerce related degree
  • CIPS, IFPSM or AAPCM qualification or equivalent with experience in food, food-distribution, grocery sourcing, or non-food & services is desirable
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft skills including; Word, Excel, Visio, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Experience in a centralised procurement/commercial environment providing services to a broad customer base
  • A strong negotiator and proven procurement professional who can manage supplier relationships at varying levels including supplier executives
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills which is instrumental to maintaining positive relationships with business stakeholders. Articulate presenter with the ability to summarise key projects succinctly and accurately
  • Experience in large organisations with complex operating environments
  • Strong procurement knowledge gained through relevant experience
  • Ability to prioritise multiple demands and analyse situations to problem solve effectively

Why work at Compass Group?

You will have the support, infrastructure, systems and processes that you would expect from a global organisational. To be recognised as an employer of choice we offer an attractive benefits program including a competitive salary and incentive scheme, recognition programs and company discounts. If you're looking for a career where you set the standard for personal advancement, then Compass Group is for you. Working together, we will continue to experience success as the industry's best.

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