Tuesday , May 21 2024

KFC Employment – European Category Lead

Website KFC

Job Description:

The European Regional Category Lead manages a portfolio of suppliers in a defined Category. This is a strategic role which involves coaching a Category Team who collectively own the supplier commercial relationship: price negotiation; performance to contract; risk management and corporate governance. The role is ultimately responsible for creating and executing the category strategy that delivers the short and long-term goals of the 6 European Markets, following the TPWY principle to manage a complex matrix of internal and external relationships.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Effectively communicate project and category updates to the KFC business unit cross functional teams
  • Understand internal stakeholder needs and develop an external knowledge of the impact on KFC supply chain.
  • Complete category ownership for nominated categories in conjunction with QA counterpart
  • Prepare and lead negotiations for categories to achieve market AOPs
  • Ownership of the category COS performance, responsible for mitigating annual inflation through category strategy, negotiation and margin improvement projects
  • Performance management of suppliers to ensure uninterrupted supply and right first-time quality
  • Define, develop and implement long term category strategy that delivers against the needs of KFC and the Western Europe business units’ priorities
  • Managing legal, environmental and CSR aspects associated with food and ensure compliance.
  • Support local BMU SCM, QA and NPD on supplier issues. Inc. supplier development & crisis management
  • Lead the development and implementation of strategic and tactical actions as set out in category plans

Job Requirements:

  • The successful candidate will have proven analytical skills and financial acumen, as well as a methodical approach to problem solving teamed with a drive for results.
  • Proven experience in leading projects and driving cost and supply projects.
  • Strong degree qualification and supply chain, specifically purchasing experience.
  • Candidate must have strong drive for results and have the desire to grow and develop within the organisation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and effective team working as the candidate will need to successfully manage activity within large multifunctional teams.

Job Details:

Company: KFC

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Leicester, England

Application Deadline: N/A

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