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This position will have accountability for purchasing $500 MM + of Indirect spend. Reporting to the Vice President of Procurement, the Regional Category Director drives development of best procurement practices, including sourcing strategy definition, deployment, stakeholder and supplier management to maximize total value contribution. This position also leads the team of Sourcing Managers/Buyers, supports target setting in alignment with Procurement and Business goals, and builds people and process capabilities. He/She drives Procurement value contribution to Kerry while ensuring compliance with policies, strategies and processes.
Key responsibilities of the job include:
Drive strategy development, deployment and strategic planning for Indirect categories
Lead the team of Category Managers and Buyers
Manage stakeholder engagement, collaboration of teams, and supplier relationships
Deliver results on KPI’s assigned