Tuesday , February 7 2023

Dyson Jobs – Category Manager

Website Dyson

Job Description:

The role will support the Senior Category Manager in creation of the category strategy, owning all elements within their respective sub-categories. With specific category knowledge, this will be achieved through the creation and continual review of robust and forward-looking plans that use the full range of supply and demand-side levers including the execution of these plans and the achievement of savings. The role will develop influential relationships across markets and business units including ownership of both the procurement and PSL compliance.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Constantly monitoring the supplier market and identify opportunities resulting from new product offerings and/or market shifts (e.g. entry or exit of suppliers, changes in pricing, risk on category)
  • Understand complex business problems, apply analytical thinking and market knowledge to drive the most appropriate business outcome.
  • Communicate category concepts in a way that is relevant to the business.
  • Ensure category and project data (savings, pipeline, milestones, risks, issues, taxonomy) is accurate and reflective of reality.
  • Ensure quality of content and compliance with relevant sourcing and category planning governance.
  • Monitor the status of the projects, and drive corrective action to ensure savings targets are achieved or exceeded.
  • Work with the SCM to prioritise and schedule all strategic sourcing initiatives for the year, in alignment with business milestones..
  • Seeking alternatives to current category specifications and demand parameters.
  • Continually monitoring compliance across the indirect spend and driving corrective action as necessary.
  • Develop a supply base to build the capacity and capability to deliver the business’ requirements.
  • With the relevant Senior Category Manager and stakeholders, develop and continually review robust, forward-looking sub category plans based on business and product needs, supply market dynamics, and technological changes in marketplace.
  • Influence the businesses and drive the application of a variety of commercial models to deliver the most appropriate business outcomes.
  • Ensure alignment with all key stakeholders within Procurement and the business on category decisions.
  • Support the SCM in influencing policy thinking, provide timely responses to audit reports and report category costs as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and inspire confidence even when faced with uncertainty.
  • Bring drive, energy and pace to project activity.
  • Display good people management and influencing skills.
  • Demonstrate the importance of subject matter expertise through example.
  • Market and communicate category guidelines into the business.
  • Role model the adoption and leverage agile ways of working.

Job Requirements:

  • Recognised expertise in the specific category applicable to the role
  • Evidence of managing a sub-category through the whole life cycle, from strategy creation through procurement to supplier management.
  • Commercially astute and with a strong eye for detail.
  • Proven ability to solve problems and to influence decision making.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Self-aware, knows own strengths and limitations.
  • Prepared to travel as necessary/appropriate in the performance of duties.
  • Confidence and credibility with good communication and relationship management skills with the ability to engage and influence middle to senior level stakeholders.
  • Sustains personal energy, productivity, encouraging good resilience in others.
  • A driven self-starter; who can work autonomously and as part of a small team.
  • Identifies and raises opportunities and/or challenges.
  • Takes action to simplify complexity.
  • Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply with clear route to advancement towards MCIPS, Bachelors Degree or equivalent.
  • Experience of working in a matrix organisation.
  • Able to work in diverse environments and adhere to highest ethical standards.

Job Details:

Company:  Dyson

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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