Standort: Liverpool, Großbritannien
We're a truly international company, fourth largest in our industry and operating across 119 markets. An inclusive, innovative global FMCG business supported by 26,000 employees. As we embrace a new era of growth, we are transforming. Our ways of working and culture are driven by a challenger mindset, constantly questioning the status quo where people can bring their best selves to work. Our agility and collaboration are driving our ambitions, innovation and success all supported by our award-winning development programmes that creates exciting and rewarding career opportunities for all.
As we move forward, our consumers will be at the heart of what we do, evolving to needs and expectations and committing to a more meaningful contribution to harm reduction by building a successful NGP business. Integral to our long-term success is our sustainability strategy, behaving responsibly and supporting our ambitions, all underpinned by high governance.
Encouraging inclusion at local levels and supporting a developing and robust diversity agenda globally, we’re fully committed to creating and maintaining an environment that celebrates and respects difference.
As part of the broader Global Supply Chain organisation and as part of the Procurement function, this truly global role will include the sourcing and management of strategic supplier relationships within a broader category management framework.
This role is a critical enabler of success for Imperial’s GCO Innovation function. We are committed to innovation to exploit an open ecosystem-based business model to accelerate our harm reduction and well-being agendas.
As the challenger in our sector, we know we can’t do it alone. For us, creating a healthier future is a team effort. We are building deep and open partnerships with third-party businesses and our intention is that, over time, this web of relationships will evolve into a genuine ecosystem, one well equipped to pursue a harm reduction agenda.
This key role will be the interface into Imperial’s GCO Innovation team, under our Chief Consumer Officer. The role holder will be a key business partner to support cross category procurement in relation to consultancy, services, technology and other discovery related work to manage compliance and support to stakeholders in a seamless manner.
Working with the Category Manager this role will support the delivery of the procurement strategy and support the deployment of category and strategic supplier relationship management where appropriate to innovation.
The Category Buyer will conduct strategic and tactical sourcing activities with the stakeholders as needed, in order to establish contracts and manage supplier relations including issue resolution when needed and support the Category Manager with development of category strategies.
The activity will be strategic and at times be high profile and short notice. Close working with the GCO innovation tam, wider GCO and central function business stakeholders and Business Partners within the Procurement function will be required. The NGP CoE team will be a core stakeholder group for the role holder to remain close to, to ensure that innovation and discovery work is at all times aligned with our NGP (next generation product) category and commodity strategies.
Imperial Brands offers a dynamic working environment and a pleasant working atmosphere with a healthy ambition. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Additionally, there are also various growth opportunities on an international level.
Interested applicants should apply with their CV highlighting their suitability for the role.
Everyone belongs in Imperial. We are proud of being a truly inclusive organisation.
We encourage and welcome applications from people of all ages, genders, ethnicities, nationalities, disabilities, sexual orientation, religions, or beliefs and of neuro divergence. We give fair and equal consideration to all our applicants.
We welcome talented people with stories to tell, who can bring fresh thinking, new ideas and different experiences to our business and believe in enabling every person to succeed; to deliver their best performance and realise their full potential.
We understand that these are the things that make you ‘you’ and if you join us, we’ll support you in being able and confident to share your whole self with us.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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