Category Manager – General Services at Stresert Services Limited

Stresert Services Limited - Our client, a Multinational Manufacturing Company with head office in Lagos, is currently recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:Job Title: Category Manager - General ServicesLocation: LagosSummary of the JobDrive and be accountable for category performance and initiatives in own Country and others where responsibility has been assigned in the category charter.Where and when appropriate participate in regional or global category management teams representing own Country.Main Activities / ResponsibilitiesParticipate in the management of cluster categories for the organization group by representing own Country in cross-functional teams with full accountability for category performance.Develop Procurement category strategies as a member of the category management team that are integrated and aligned with overall global strategies, and with the organizations business.Drive the realization of savings, supply efficiency, quality, and process improvements in own and other Countries, in line with regional and global strategies.Identify saving opportunities and initiate individual projects and initiatives at all operational levels.Where and when appropriate represent and serve other Countries without direct category management representation for the respective category(ies) and be accountable for delivery of savings in these and own Country.TasksDrive initiatives and projects, identify and remove potential barriers to successEnsure that local strategies are integrated and in alignment with the regional and global category approach and the organization’s stakeholders.Align stakeholders through focused change management programsIn line with regional and global strategies, design and execute strategic projects and targetsEnsure the implementation and tracking of performance indicators and achieved results.Assume full accountability for delivering targeted bottom line results for each categoryProvide regular reports and updates to local, regional and/or global governing bodies (councils) as required.Ensure that own Country execute the category strategy and actions as required and agreed. Where compliance is an issue, find and eliminate root causes.Initiating and supporting the RFx processes locally as defined by strategy.Ensure that the procurement initiatives tracking tool where implemented (PITT) is kept up-to-date for own initiatives and projects.Where and when appropriate participate in regional or global category teams to ensure the successful implementation of strategy and achievement of targets and results.Where and when appropriate represent own Country as a member of the regional or global category teams (participation level determined by Country spend) to establish strategies and initiatives.Key Interfaces, Stakeholders & RelationshipFunctional and Manufacturing senior managementOperational Management (e.g. plant managers, financial)Global and Zone Category Management where applicableAll local and International Suppliers

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