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Procurement Category Manager BTL

Job Name

Procurement Category Manager BTL


United Kingdom




Operations - Supply Chain - Logistics - Procurement

Reporting Line:

Category Procurement Director

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Kelly Scarfe

About the role

Your Opportunity

The Category Manager 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 BTL category and to grow your career in the global procurement organization.
About You 

You have procurement experience in a marketing category of 3+ years, and other 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:
  • Enforce compliance (to preferred vendors, policies & process) whilst ensuring savings targets hit the P&L
  • Increase operational efficiency (data accuracy, process follow ups) & procurement coverage on tail end spend
  • Provide sourcing support to the Global Category leads
  • Create a positive work environment that breeds enthusiasm and encourages teamwork, and act within our Culture of Family, Founders, and Fearless
  • Identify savings opportunities and run complex sourcing initiatives, whilst taking decisive and timely actions.
  • Internal stakeholder management and engagement, and key Supplier Relationship Management, to ensure support and delivery of strategy
  • Approve Category Shopping Carts, ensuring right level of data quality
  • Maintain Preferred Suppliers list and ensure this is communicated, known and followed
  • Identify repetitive items, look for automation opportunities (catalogues, contracts) and support Global Category leads with sourcing initiatives and other analysis in procurement optimization projects (RFP building, data analysis, market analysis, spend analysis, global vendor consolidation)

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • Procurement Experience in marketing category of 3+ years (other Categories is a plus)
  • Strong knowledge of SAP SRM
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • The ability to flawlessly execute in an environment with high volume and high complexity
  • Excellent MS Office and foundational 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.