Category Procurement Manager, Logistics Services Poland

Job Description

Auto req ID: 195876BR

Job Description

Main Purpose:

  • Develop and implement Procurement strategies for Logistics Services (predominantly transportation services) in Poland;
  • Identify current year and pipeline of key productivity projects/initiatives within Logistics Services, develop and align these with stakeholders and suppliers to deliver sustainable year on year productivity agenda;
  • Deliver on productivity targets for Logistics category in Poland by executing agreed sourcing events/initiatives;
  • Capture the value delivered from any procurement led or supported initiatives and ensure full alignment of productivity delivery with stakeholders and finance;
  • Engage with key stakeholders for successful implementation of sourcing projects;
  • Drive excellent supplier relationship management including monitoring supplier performance, creating innovation and productivity pipeline and managing supplier review meetings;
  • Actively liaise with Global Procurement Category teams, roll-out best practices, participate in global projects;
  • Follow logistics market trends and take proactive measures to reduce costs;
  • Work with Sector Logistics Procurement team and functional stakeholders to develop a 3-year purchasing strategy, relevant for POLAND, for the Logistics category (with main focus on transportation services), ensuring a solid long-term productivity pipeline (3-5% from the spend) through category expertise development and market insight. Ensure full adoption in POLAND of any Sector/Global led Logistics purchasing strategies;
  • Lead transportation sourcing events, using appropriate e-sourcing tendering tools. Maintain procurement coverage of 100% through credibility and trust with internal stakeholders, PepsiCo procurement community and suppliers;
  • Ongoing strategic supplier relationship management and suppliers performance evaluation (including set-up preferred supplier rosters, monitor and track supplier performance, external benchmarking, corrective action and escalation processes);
  • In close collaboration with Sector Logistics Procurement team leverage logistics spend across logistic operations to drive significant, sustainable improvements in cost, quality & service to support the Operations productivity agenda in Poland;
  • Improve category expertise and market intelligence about Logistics services in Poland;
  • Develop and share best practices via effective networking within and outside PepsiCo GP community;
  • Track and report the value delivered from Logistics Procurement initiatives, and fully align with stakeholders;
  • Control and governance for Logistics services under responsibility including full contractual compliance;
  • Apply Global Control Standards in the processes under his/her accountability, comply with GP Policy and other applicable policies as periodically updated and communicated, and ensure correct execution and documentation of controls;



Key Skills/Experience

  • Logistics (Transportation) background is essential. Food and Beverage logistics experience preferred;
  • A strong background in Logistics Purchasing within FMCG environment (6 years+);
  • Master Degree in Logistics, Supply Chain or Engineering;
  • Expert Knowledge of Logistics / Transportation Market in Poland is a must;
  • Ability to lead strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management and total cost of ownership;
  • Excellent communication, influencing & aligning skills;
  • Role requires a combination of strategic thinking & executional excellence;
  • Results orientated – comfortable identifying, setting & delivering against stretch targets;
  • Ability to manage a high level of diverse projects simultaneously;
  • Excellent business acumen, knowledge of financial fundamentals and strong analytical skills;
  • Ability to interact with key stakeholders and build trust at all levels of the organization, including Board / Exec level;
  • Able to manage ambiguity – working within a complex, fluid, organizational environment with limited data visibility and diverse processes;
  • Must be able to act autonomously, develop, manage and lead own agenda and take decisions; Languages: Polish + fluency in written and spoken English;

Relocation Eligible: Not Applicable
Job Type: Regular