Global Category Manager - Tyne and Wear
Global Category Manager jobs
Category management in the procurement field is overseeing the acquisition of certain classes of goods or materials, often those that are somehow interconnected or interdependent. In larger companies and/or those where sourcing is international, an additional layer of management, the global category procurement manager, might be inserted.
Depending on how advanced the existing procurement is, the global category manager might be required to develop an entire global category procurement strategy or manage the one that is already in operation within a set of guidelines. Either way, the aim will be to reduce costs to the company, which will be achieved by negotiating deals and rates with supplier, forming partnerships and constantly analysing the market in which he or she is working.
A general aim will be to reduce or limit costs wherever possible, both within the employing company through systems, staffing and prudent economising and through the act of procurement itself. The global category manager will have to implement a worldwide plan of action throughout the company. This can mean seeking to impose consistency internationally to meet the results of forecasting, planning and analysis. But it can also involve the exact opposite: tailoring different procurement strategies to the different market environments to take advantage of local efficiencies.
The skills required
Management level experience would be a prerequisite a job of this level, and many employers will demand a bachelor’s degree, MBA or other recognised business qualification. A proven ability to communicate ideas and complicated instructions to the team will be required, and only people with an analytical mindset will we able to cope with such work.
Owing to the international nature of the job, language fluency would be extremely useful, as would a willingness to work abroad, often for long periods. A thorough understanding of the market in which the company seeks to procure materials and goods will probably be requested too, although this could be counterbalanced by excellence in procurement in another field.
An ability to fully understand the implications of contracts, and possibly the ability to draw them up from scratch, will also be an essential personal ability.
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Global Category Manager Jobs in Tyne and Wear
Located in the north-east of England, Tyne and Wear is a county named after the two local rivers that flow into the North Sea. It is bordered by County Durham and Northumberland.
Tyne and Wear comprises a number of metropolitan boroughs: North and South Tyneside, Gateshead, Sunderland and Newcastle upon Tyne - all of which offer a range of options for those seeking Global Category Manager positions.
During the Industrial Revolution, the region rose to prominence, with coal mining, shipbuilding and heavy industry all bringing wealth to the area. Flint glass was also produced here and a number of products were developed in the area, including safety lamps, self-raising flour, Joseph Swan's electric lightbulbs and the steam turbine.
These days, Tyne and Wear supports a number of business sectors, ranging from manufacturing and engineering through to services, retail and finance.
Just some of the many companies located in Tyne and Wear include Be-Ro Flour, the Go-Ahead Group, Greggs the baker, BAE Systems, Orange, T-Mobile, Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK, Npower, EDF Energy and Ubisoft.
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