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Country Procurement Officer - IndirectsInternational Breweries

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job description - Country Procurement Officer - Indirects

Key Outputs and Responsibilities

  • Support Indirect Procurement Sourcing Strategy Development
  • Understand, deep dive and keep very strong control on the 5 Packs ZBB Spend portfolio ensuring actual spend is consistently in alignment with budget
  • Develop, lead and drive negotiation strategies for the category
  • Identify and track benefits (monetary and non-monetary), mitigate the risks and ensure compliance governance is in place
  • Collate all necessary zone analytics related to the category
  • Analyse spend and user specific requirements
  • Conduct market research to assess zone dynamics related to the category
  • Support Sourcing Strategy Execution
  • Ensure readiness across both zone and country for strategy execution
  • Escalate where necessary supplier performance issues
  • Support Collaborative Optimization activities where applicable
  • Handle second level escalations with suppliers/internal stakeholders to resolve performance issues
  • Collaborate with supplier and internal stakeholders to ensure smooth implementation of Category managers sourcing outputs / agreements
  • Ensure suppliers are correctly enabled through Regional Procurement Shared Services (RPSS)
  • Ensure contractual terms & conditions are effectively “operationalised” within business
  • Manage the relationship and drive collaboration with all stakeholders at functional, regional and global level.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Relevant Tertiary Qualification
  • 5 years+ procurement experience managing categories (Indirect Spend preferable)
  • Regional or Global category management experience
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of procurement strategic sourcing methodology

Roles, Skills and Attributes Required:

  • Ensures that processes follow established compliance requirements
  • Collaborate with supplier and internal stakeholders to ensure smooth implementation of sourcing strategy outputs / agreements
  • Good knowledge, understanding and use of Microsoft Office tools
  • Good analytics skills
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Sound knowledge of procurement systems like Ariba and use of eRFX and eAuction
  • Knowledge of SAP an advantage
  • Good presentation skills and experience of facilitating workshops/brainstorm sessions
  • Being highly adaptable to frequent and rapid changes in workflow and project execution and willing to take on new challenges
  • Capacity to work flexibly, proactively and unsupervised both individually and within a global team
  • Ability to comfortably liaise across functions and at a senior level
  • Willingness to learn and develop both the role and personally
  • Proven leadership qualities and ability to inspire action and deliver high quality results
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