Global Category Manager- Supply Chain

14 Mar 2018
21 Mar 2018
Jane Fawcett
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

The Opportunity

We are currently recruiting for a Global Category Manager (Supply Chain) to lead the delivery of the procurement ambition across our Supply Chain category; and to be accountable for translating business objectives into commercial procurement activities to ensure there is complete alignment. This is a unique opportunity for a talented and ambitious Procurement professional to join a high calibre Category Management team, and make a significant contribution towards our aim to maximise the value we can achieve from our 3rd party spend.

This is a strategic role that concentrates on global contracts relating to Fleet, Freight, Warehousing and Distribution, which incorporates a total spend of approx. $60-75m across 60 countries; and managing critical internal relationships. Our overall Direct category expenditure is more than $200 million, and there will be opportunities to support sourcing initiatives across other categories as business needs arise; you will also get involved in the building of capacity within our national procurement teams who manage the majority of our Procurement spend.

It's a truly greenfield opportunity that requires the successful candidate to have:

  • A strong background in category management at a regional or global level, or significant Procurement experience within the sector and the ability to undertake a more strategic role
  • A strong desire to work in the International Development sector
  • Knowledge/understanding/experience within Supply Chain categories of spend (Fleet, Freight, Distribution)
  • Excellent influencing, interpersonal and analytic skills.

The role offers a competitive salary in the context of the sector.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

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