Logistics Category Manager (x3)

Posted 21/06/2024 by Cedar

Remote job
City of London, London
£60,000 - £70,000/annum

The Business:

A leading supermarket chain with an award winning procurement function.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Strategic Sourcing and Procurement:
    • Develop and implement logistics procurement strategies that align with the company's goals and objectives.
    • Conduct market analysis to identify potential logistics service providers, assess their capabilities, and negotiate favourable terms and conditions.
    • Ensure compliance with procurement policies and procedures.
  2. Supplier Relationship Management:
    • Establish and maintain strong relationships with key logistics service providers to ensure high-quality service delivery.
    • Monitor supplier performance and address any issues to ensure continuous improvement.
    • Conduct regular supplier evaluations and renegotiations to optimise value.
  3. Logistics Optimization:
    • Analyse logistics operations to identify areas for improvement in efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
    • Implement best practices and innovative solutions to enhance the supply chain process.
    • Collaborate with the logistics team to ensure smooth and efficient transportation and distribution.
  4. Budget Management:
    • Develop and manage the logistics procurement budget, ensuring cost control and efficient use of resources.
    • Analyse spending patterns and identify opportunities for cost savings and value improvements.
    • Prepare and present regular reports on budget performance and procurement activities.
  5. Risk Management:
    • Identify potential risks in the logistics supply chain and develop mitigation strategies.
    • Ensure that all logistics contracts include appropriate risk management provisions.
    • Stay informed about industry trends and potential risks that could impact the supply chain.

Key Skills:

  1. Procurement and Negotiation:
    • Strong knowledge of procurement principles and practices, particularly in the logistics sector.
    • Excellent negotiation skills to secure favourable terms with logistics service providers.
  2. Analytical and Strategic Thinking:
    • Ability to analyse market trends, supplier capabilities, and logistics operations.
    • Strategic mindset to develop and implement effective procurement and logistics strategies.
  3. Communication and Interpersonal Skills:
    • Strong communication skills to effectively interact with suppliers, internal stakeholders, and cross-functional teams.
    • Ability to build and maintain strong professional relationships.
  4. Financial Acumen:
    • Understanding of budgeting, cost control, and financial analysis related to procurement and logistics.
    • Ability to prepare and present financial reports and analyses.
  5. Logistics and Supply Chain Management:
    • Knowledge of logistics and supply chain management principles and practices.
    • Ability to identify opportunities for logistics optimisation and implement effective solutions.
  6. Qualifications:
  • Proven experience in logistics procurement and supply chain management, preferably in a retail or supermarket environment.
  • Professional certification in procurement or logistics (e.g., CIPS, CPSM, CLTD) is a plus.
  • Proficiency in procurement and logistics software and tools

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