Strategic Sourcing Category Manager
Madrid, ES
hace 6 días


Brambles companies, including CHEP, help move more goods to more people, in more places than any other organisation on earth.

Our 330 million pallets, crates and containers are continuously in motion, forming the invisible backbone of the global supply chain and the world’s biggest brands trust us to help them transport their goods more efficiently, sustainably and safely.

As pioneers of the sharing economy, Brambles created one of the world's most sustainable logistics businesses through the share and reuse of its platforms under a model known as pooling’.

Brambles primarily serves the fast-moving consumer goods (e.g. dry food, grocery, and health and personal care), fresh produce, beverage, retail and general manufacturing industries.

The Group employs more than 10,000 people and operates in over 60 countries with its largest operations in North America and Western Europe.

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Position Purpose

This role is responsible for managing high complexity projects within Plant Equipment and Wood Waste Management categories.

Support the development and execution of global strategies for Plant Equipment and Wood Waste Management categories.

The SSM must deliver significant costs reduction and avoidance while also managing effective strategic supplier relationships to ensure consistent performances, risk mitigation and adherence to Brambles compliance policies.

Major / Key Accountabilities

  • Generate multi-faceted value, including tangible cost reduction savings (8+%) across addressable global spend of approximately U$90Millions
  • Work and collaborate routinely with Regional Procurement and Supply Chain (Ops, Finance, Quality Assurance and Process Engineering) Leads and their teams
  • Partner with Process Engineering team to support feasibility and verification of new and / or alternative technologies
  • Collaborate closely with other P2P as well as Finance Business Partners
  • Establish a vendor governance framework with key suppliers to include :
  • Development, negotiation and renewal of Master Agreements and project contracts to mitigate potential risks
  • Ongoing supplier performance management with relevant score card
  • Strategic vendor management relationships that optimizes efficient and effective consumption of equipment and spares
  • Diversify CHEP’s supplier base to enable competition, drive innovation, and provide robust alternatives as needed
  • Execute according to Brambles’ Procurement Policies and ensure Zero Harm and Compliance Charters are adhered to
  • Thought leader who can share best practices across the globe with different project teams and stakeholders to foster standard operating processes
  • Support the development of category strategies and their execution globally
  • 20% travel expected domestic and international
  • Qualifications

  • Education : Degree (Bachelor’s level)
  • Experience

  • 6+ years of strategic sourcing for a global organization with proven track record of managing multiple complex tenders
  • Experience with Procurement and P2P ERP systems such as Coupa, Ariba, and SAP
  • 3+ years of contract management experience. Be a close partner to the Legal department
  • Demonstrated experience thinking strategically but detail-oriented to support concepts with facts and data
  • Experience articulating points of view with senior management and supporting / executing impromptu directions
  • Skills and Knowledge

  • Experience building consensus, negotiating difficult situations, and influencing or making key strategic decisions
  • Technical Experience moving seamlessly from strategy to execution while delivering tangible results
  • Solid ability to deliver under high demand
  • Experience working in a matrix organization particularly with cross-functional teams, and in a fast-paced setting
  • Familiarity with contract clauses around Intellectual Property
  • Languages

  • Bi-lingual fluent in English, and any combination of Spanish, French, and Deutsch
  • Preferred Education

    Degree and equivalent

    Preferred Level of Work Experience

    7 10 years

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to developing a diverse workforce in which everyone is treated fairly, with respect, and has the opportunity to contribute to business success while realizing his or her potential.

    This means harnessing the unique skills and experience that each individual brings and we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

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    Brambles and CHEP never conduct interviews via online chat or request money as a term of employment. If you have a question as to the legitimacy of an interview or job offer, please contact us at recruitment

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