GUINESS NIGERIA JOB VACANCY FOR STRATEGIC CATEGORY MANAGER – CEREALS

AUTOREQID 25794BR
FUNCTION: PROCUREMENT
TYPE OF JOB: FULL TIME
COUNTRY: NIGERIA
CONTEXT/SCOPE:

The role has responsibility for developing and providing key data, expertise and analysis in support of the development of strategic category strategies. It is key in influencing the sourcing process across all West African supply operations of category management to deliver the requisite business benefits /needs. This role has specific responsibility for developing the category management strategies for cereals across the entire Nigerian supply business, encompassing the spend for all brewing locations in Nigeria.

EXTERNAL JOB DESCRIPTION
JOB TITLE: STRATEGIC CATEGORY MANAGER – CEREALS
LEVEL: L5(M1)
REPORTS TO: HEAD OF PROCUREMENT
DIMENSIONS:

A) FINANCIAL:
Total categories spend

B) LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
Leadership responsibility for developing strategic category management approach with one direct report purpose of role
Management of nominated category in line with diageo’s procurement imperatives: – risk management, quality, service, cost, innovation/growth, corporate citizenship

C) MARKET COMPLEXITY
This role will operate nationally across multiple breweries.
Diverse range of products within category including malting barley, feed barley, wheat, malt, sorghum, enzymes and hops. A broad local and international/global supply base providing goods & services in this regional category. High political and media focus on purchasing cereals. Heavily regulated market across the region presently undergoing significant structural change. High level of risk and regulation in meeting “food grade” requirements around safety and integrity of liquids and ingredients. Continuous significant risks to security of supply to be managed particularly within cereal spend.

TOP3-5 ACCOUNTABILITIES
1. Develop strategic category management approach to key spend areas to deliver security of supply, maintaining requisite quality, protecting brand reputation and optimum cost
2. Develop and implement agreed strategy for managing price volatility in base commodity spend, and ensure fast and accurate reporting of risks and impacts of commodity price movements
3. Development of annual operating plan and supporting projects to deliver agreed targets
4. Endorsement from key stakeholders of category strategy

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
QUALIFICATIONS
• University degree in agricultural/biological science or commercially biased discipline
• Accredited purchasing qualification desirable (CIPS/MBA)

EXPERIENCE –
• Must have 3 – 4 years experience which should include the following:
• Significant procurement responsibilities in a leading edge company
• Experience with agricultural products, traded commodities and of developing and operating price risk management policies to manage spend within governance guidelines
• Weather data interpretation/management
• have a flair for field work and travels

BARRIERS TO SUCCESS IN ROLE
LACK OF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
• Experience in category management
• Specific experience within portfolio
• Project and change management
• Experience in management of commodities
• Interpersonal skills for the development of relationships at all levels both internally & externally – political & cultural sensitivities

TO APPLY
1. Log on to https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=11729&siteid=208
2. Click on the first link which is ‘Search openings’ go to ‘key word’ (Box 5) and enter the AUTOREQ ID of the position you are interested in
3. Click ‘search’
4. Click ‘view job(s)’ to read the detailed job profile
5. Click on ‘submit to job(s)’ to submit your CV
DEADLINE: 28th December, 2010

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