Senior Category Manager - Logistics/T&W

Job Locations (City + Country) CZ-Prague | RO
ID 2021-19909
Category Management
Position Type
Full-Time Employee
Posted Date
1 month ago(20/9/2021 5:15 AM)

Company Overview

GEP is a diverse, creative team of people passionate about procurement. We invest ourselves entirely in our client’s success, creating strong collaborative relationships that deliver extraordinary value year after year. Our clients include market global leaders with far-flung international operations, Fortune 500 and Global 2000 enterprises, leading government and public institutions. 


We deliver practical, effective services and software that enable procurement leaders to maximise their impact on business operations, strategy and financial performance. That’s just some of the things that we do in our quest to build a beautiful company, enjoy the journey and make a difference. GEP is a place where individuality is prized, and talent respected. We’re focused on what is real and effective. GEP is where good ideas and great people are recognized, results matter, and ability and hard work drive achievements. We’re a learning organization, actively looking for people to help shape, grow and continually improve us.


Are you one of us?


GEP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability status, or any other characteristics protected by law. We are committed to hiring and valuing a global diverse work team.


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What you will do

The Senior Category Manager will utilize their deep sourcing and supplier management experience to help our customers drive tangible results. The position would act as part of GEP’s Global Delivery Consulting Group and will be responsible for category management services including, but not limited to, Category Strategy development, strategic sourcing, client stakeholder management, supplier performance management, and continuous cost and performance improvement to our strategic clients. Additionally, you will develop and provide category market insight to the GEP’s Category Advisory Groups (CAG’s) team for internal capabilities development. The ideal candidate for this position must enjoy working in a fast-paced environment along with other bright and motivated individuals.

The qualified candidate will be responsible for:

  • Building long term category strategies for clients based on a thorough understanding of their current state, and the external market environment   
  • Conducting opportunity assessments for new clients or for new addressable areas for existing clients, including budgeting and sourcing wave plans that support overall savings target achievement   
  • Using innovative, and category specific procurement levers to drive value for your client   
  • Leading all supplier selection and procurement activities (e.g. RFI, RFP, RFQ, Scorecard and Bid Analysis, etc.)   
  • Negotiation of supplier contracts utilising client contract templates & procedures   
  • Interfacing and communicating with project team, management, and stakeholders, and provide support with respect to Supplier Management/Procurement processes and policies.   
  • Ownership of Third Party Vendor performance (SLA’s/KPI’s) and supplier relationship management. Establish metrics, monitor on-going vendor performance, addressing any service failures expeditiously and provide aggregate reporting on supplier performance   
  • Cooperating with and contributing to the development of Centre of Excellence (CoE) team(s)   
  • Demonstrate an in depth understanding of market trends, drivers and a track record in     delivery of transformative strategies across key Professional Service categories including Consulting, Financial Advisory & Audit Services, Contingent Labour, Legal Services and HR Services  
  • Capability to operate at a senior management level to develop strong stakeholder relationships in order to build procurement credibility and provide a strong influence over the decision making in the sourcing professional services (to be viewed as subject matter expert and valued partner)  
  • Strong vendor management capabilities to work with diverse and challenging supplier groups and to ensure that Procurement is viewed as an important stakeholder and decision maker within the organisation   

What you should bring

Skills required: 


  • High degree of motivation   
  • Ability to prioritise and self-direct   
  • Strong business acumen and sound interpersonal skills   
  • Excellent communication, analytical, negotiation and problem-solving skills   
  • Ability to adapt to the varied corporate cultures and organizational structures of our customers   
  • Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment   



Qualification / Experience 


  • 10 - 12 years of experience in a category management, procurement, and/or supply chain function  
  • Experienced with at least one of the following categories: Logistics / IT / MRO / FM / Marketing  
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a quantitative discipline (business/ finance/ economics/ engineering/ mathematics) or equivalent   
  • Post-Graduate degree preferred or relevant industry certifications are desired (MCIPS/CPM/CPSM/CSCP/CPIM).   
  • Strong customer service orientation   
  • Proficiency in MS Office (e.g. Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint) and Procurement software’s such as SAP, Ariba or other ERP systems  


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