Category Sourcing Buyer (12 months contract)
Athens, GR
πριν από 18 ώρες
  • Deliver 6% pa benefits from the Category spend
  • Manage the MRO / FM & Energy / Hard Services total cost of ownership initiatives and building sustainable supplier partnership relationships in Greece
  • Work closely with PepsiCo EU Sr Category Managers to ensure deep understanding of business needs, suppliers market, key cost drivers, industry trends and best practices, and use them to build competitive advantage / maximum business value from the category under responsibility
  • Develop and implement comprehensive strategies and demand management policies that optimize PepsiCo’s external supplier spend (including tools, processes, supply relationships) across Greece.
  • Key measure is productivity target of about 6% on spend base.

  • Develop and implement Greece local category strategies in own spend scope, which shows full local market analysis, consolidation exercise and benchmarking review with SEER & Europe where appropriate.
  • As part of responsibilities he / she will build category expertise, develop purchasing strategies using 7 step sourcing process, ensure market intelligence and align purchasing strategies with business strategies and priorities.
  • The role will closely support the category sourcing team to deliver the short and long term productivity pipeline for the SEER & European businesses.

  • Increase quality of purchasing involvement through credibility and trust with internal stakeholders, PepsiCo purchasing community and suppliers.
  • Lead categories priorities aligned with business priorities / strategies in Europe. Leverage commercial savvy and contribute actively to achievement of business objectives.
  • Develop Middle Term and Long Term productivity pipeline while continiously delivering against stretched short term objectives through total cost of ownership approach.
  • Implement Supplier Relationship Management, implement suppliers evaluation processes and integrate quality / service / innovation / sustainability KPIs for Greece in his own spend category.
  • Develop and share best practices via effective networking in SEER, Europe and globally.
  • Draw up cost and price forecasts, manage and monitor purchasing performance in accordance with PepsiCo policies and guidelines.
  • Day to Day management of the demands from the key stakeholders requiring operational support daily.
  • The most significant internal interface is with key decision makers and budget holders in the organizations. These customers are from different functions depending on the respective project .
  • It is essential that the buyer has excellent communication with his / her internal customers to ensure that he is fully aware of current & future requirements and that all parties are aligned to objectives and performance.

  • There will also be interactions with external suppliers on an ongoing basis (negotiate and maintain contracts
  • Apply Global Control Standards in the processes under his / her accountability, comply with GP Policy and other applicable policies as periodically updated and communicated, and ensure correct execution and documentation of controls.
  • Qualifications / Requirements

  • Fluent in English
  • A strong background in Purchasing within FMCG environment (3 years+) and ideally sound knowledge of Indirects categories.
  • Good business accumen, knowledge of financial fundamentals and excellent analytical skills
  • Strong internal customer management skills : Capacity to listen, understand and capture internal clients needs, influence and deliver appropriate solutions
  • Practical experience in indirects and / or directs categories and sound knowledge of purchasing methodology and purchasing techniques
  • Sound knowledge of category management approach
  • Business systems experience and accumen.
  • Capacity to build trust in all levels of the organisation
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills
  • University Graduate, preferably engineering branches.
  • Customer satisfaction and result oriented mentality
  • Analytical problem solving skills
  • Good communication / negotiation skills.
  • Project management skills
  • Key Competencies : Drive for results, analytical thinking, quantitative skills, practical, energetic and enthusiastic, able to cope with multitask environment, team leader, internal & external customer driven, creating effective communications tools, persuasive
  • Being you at PepsiCo :

    PepsiCo is an equal opportunity employer, committed to helping people lead healthier lives and supports workforce diversity.

    We encourage the diversity of applicants across gender, age, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, social background, religion or belief and disability.

    Planet + People :

    PepsiCo Positive (pep+) is how we’ll transform the way we create value by operating within planetary boundaries and inspiring positive change for the planet and people in the global food system.

    Relocation Eligible : Not Applicable

    Job Type : Temporary

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