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Global Category Buyer HR, Facilities and T&E

Job Name

Global Category Buyer HR, Facilities and T&E


Country Flexible


Location Flexible


Operations - Supply Chain - Logistics - Procurement

Reporting Line:

Procurement Manager HR, Facilities ,T & E

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Kelly Scarfe

About the role

Your Opportunity

The Category Buyer is a critical role in the indirect procurement organization and is involved in a number of core activities from supporting setting the overall category strategy and negotiation of key contracts to driving “SRM” with critical and key suppliers. Ensuring and maintaining good data analysis and reporting for your categories of responsibility is something that supports your success and development in the role and wider team. You will take the lead in finding and developing sub-category suppliers and will need to regularly engage with and manage key stakeholders across the business. 

This is a chance to deliver ambitious value targets in the HR, FM and T&E categories and to grow your career in the global procurement organization.

About You 

You have procurement experience in Indirect procurement categories of 3+ years, and another category experience is seen as a plus. Knowing your way around SAP SRM is going to be of real value and your execution of procurement strategies whilst navigating internal and external partners is something you excel at!


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Develop an internal network to capture needs, prioritize project and lead and/or support sourcing initiatives for the categories: HR, FM and T&E on a global basis
  • Support Global Category Manager on RFP building (e-sourcing), data analysis, market analysis, spend analysis, and global vendor consolidation
  • Work with different business stakeholders and suppliers
  • Review, maintain, and strategically source from the list of Preferred Suppliers (PSL)
  • Negotiate local, Regional and Global agreements to support Bacardi’s stakeholders
  • Pull, maintain, upload contracts for their specific category, and maintain final document in Global database
  • Support global Indirect Services Procurement Director and the Category Manager in contract Lifecyle management process
  • Identify and track savings opportunities in their category and input these in procurement savings tracker
  • Review, Approve and/or challenge Category Shopping Carts
  • Manage Supplier creation/ modification/ blocking process through MDG

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • 3+ years procurement and sourcing experience in Indirect Procurement categories (including e-sourcing)
  • Relevant education University degree in Business and/or Finance and/or Engineering and/or related discipline.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English. Spanish as a second language is a real asset.
  • The ability to flawlessly execute in an environment with high volume and high complexity
  • Knowledge of SAP SRM, BI (for spend analysis) and e-sourcing platforms
  • Excellent Excel skills and PowerPoint presentation
  • Strong analytical skills required with emphasis in generating reports/presentations and ability to facilitate recommendations at all levels.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with remote stakeholder
  • Basic Project Management experience
Personal Qualities
  • Ability to initiate and foster open dialogue across organization
  • Builds strong relationships, internal and external, that ensures we do ‘the right thing’.
  • Creative and innovative – around challenges and opportunities
  • Is proactive and communicates in an engaging manner. Does not need chased for follow up.

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.

Disclaimer: Bacardi is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity. Diversity is core to our business: by embedding diversity into all aspects of our culture, we maximize the opportunity to achieve sustainable business success and growth. The duties and responsibilities described in the role profile might not be a comprehensive list.