30 Jul 2020

Indirect Category Manager at JTI (Japan Tobacco International)

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JTI (Japan Tobacco International)

JTI is a leading international tobacco company with operations in more than 120 countries. We’re the global owner of world-renowned brands such as Winston, the number two cigarette brand in the world, and Camel (outside the US). Our global brands also include Mevius, LD and Natural American Spirit, and we manufacture the internationally recognized Logic e-cigarette brand and Ploom Tech, a major brand in the heated tobacco category.

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, we employ over 45’000 people across the globe. We were recently awarded Global Top Employer for the fifth consecutive year with regional Top Employer Certification in Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America, Africa and the Middle East. This is recognition of our outstanding talent strategy, energizing culture and commitment to learning and development.

We are a member of the Japan Tobacco Group of Companies. For more information visit www.jti.com.

The candidate is responsible for managing procurement activities for one of the indirect categories within own cluster in additional to supporting the local organization with other strategic procurement activities. Works in close collaboration with global category lead for appointed category and local management for all other strategic sourcing and contracting initiatives. As well as effective management of local supplier relations. Contributes to the development of assigned category and implements the right procurement strategy in close collaboration with business partners within own cluster. Secures the supply of goods and services required by the organization to the specified quality, service and cost criteria through the implementation of harmonized and consistent sourcing strategies . Critical success factors encompass implementation of global category strategies within the cluster. Business partnership mindset is a must.

Category Managment Strategy The incumbent is responsible for procurement activities of the appointed business category within own cluster. Rolls-out appropriate strategies setforth by the Global Category Lead, provides sound direction for appointed category and ensures close collaboration with all cluster stakeholers. Works in close collaboration with Global Category Lead/Procurement Cluster Lead to ensure global startegy considers local requirements and that suppliers’ list is managed in the most efficient & effective manner for the cluster.

Suppliers’ Management Identifies and manages regional/local suppliers’ pool. Negotiates strategic contracts and ensures optimum and sustainable supply conditions. Recommends timely strategic decisions where relevant to prevent procurement inefficiencies. Ensures sustainability of supply and effective supplier relationship management throughout the supply chain. Demonstrates ability to challenge status quo, proposes and runs projects that will add value to both Procurement and business functions. Provides necessary support to Global or Regional procurement teams for implementation. Supports Global Category Leads to build Innovation & Sustainability strategy with Global suppliers and promotes any ideas that could represent a competitive advantage for JTI.

KPIs & Targets Achieves set Procurement negotiation targets and KPIs. Plans and delivers Savings targets. Develops and recommends strategic sourcing plan/decisions. Leads and /or supports supplier bidding processes in close cooperation with respective business partners to ensure best combination of quality, cost and service parameters / conditions for products and services are attained. Drives strategy implementation at local and cluster level for assigned category and monitors performance. Ensures corrective actions are taken when required.

Business Partnership Focuses on demonstrating value of Business Partnership, by developing a customer-oriented approach. Aligns strategy with key business partners and ensures it meets Business’ priorities. Establishes alignment and effective communication among procurement organization, business partners and suppliers. Takes preventive actions to avoid supply issues and resolves problems in due time. Assumes responsibilities for additional projects, tasks as assigned by his/her superior and reflect core behaviors in all aspects of work.

Market Intelligence Shares Category intelligence, identifies trends and opportunities. Applies best practices in procurement process management by utilizing latest models and takes necessary actions for areas of improvement. Conducts supply risk assessments, builds contingency plans, finds alternative ideas, solutions in securing best conditions for the company including extensive market research and proactive sourcing of innovative suppliers.
Education University degreeWork Experience Minimum 3-5 years experience in similar environment in a multinational companyLanguage Skills English (business language) other language is an asset (local language based on location).Functional Skills Strategic thinking, effective Negotiations, Communication, Interpersonal, Financial analysis, Leadership, Business environment knowledge, Management of internal and external parties, Decision making, identifying and applying efficiencies.
MS Office tools and SAP.


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Closing Date : 30th August, 2020.




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