Global Category Manager - Vale of Glamorgan
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 the Vale of Glamorgan
The Vale of Glamorgan is a region and local council area occupying Wales’s southernmost area. The area is well known for its rolling countryside, which is in start contrast to much of the rugged Welsh landscape, and the region has been used for agriculture for centuries. The county town of Barry is located towards its eastern edge, and its population of about 45,000 means that it accounts for roughly one-third of Glamorgan’s population. The town of Penarth (pop. 20,000) is a suburb of Cardiff, but is part of the Vale of Glamorgan.
The Vale of Glamorgan is quite small in area but has a dense population. Many of its towns serve as commuter towns for Cardiff, Newport and Swansea, and there is a good amount of industry in the area. This county is among the most promising in Wales when it comes to Global Category Manager and similar jobs. As well as those within the county itself, there are plentiful opportunities in the cities to the east and west.
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