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Global Category Manager - Ocean Freight

Glasgow City
Hybrid Working
Supply Chain & Procurement

Shuna Boyle

Principal Recruitment Consultant
Procurement & Supply Chain
01506 517 214
07549 035 192


Escape Recruitment is working with a Global leader in drinks manufacturing who has a portfolio of 200 brands and sales in nearly 180 countries.

They have an immediate opportunity for a Global Category Manager to support the Logistics Category for a three-month period (which could be extended). The focus of the role will be Ocean Freight, especially with the current unrest and risk within the Red Sea and they will spearhead a global tender.

The Category Manager will work with Senior Leadership and Stakeholders and lead sourcing activities for the Logistic/Ocean Freight category of spend procured Globally. They will develop and execute category and procurement strategies and manage and negotiate with suppliers. The Category Manager will manage and mentor one member of staff and support their development.

Knowledge of ocean freight procurement would be highly advantageous and the Category Manager will become the subject-matter expertise for Ocean-specific spend, supporting collection and leverage of supply market expertise and intel to direct value-added procurement & sourcing.

Experience and knowledge for the role:

  • Proven experience working in a similar Global Category Manager role, ideally within a FMCG organisation
  • Experience developing and executing category and procurement strategies
  • Highly advantageous to be experienced with Logistics and have knowledge of the ocean freight industry and suppliers
  • Ability to engage, collaborate and influence senior stakeholders and budget holders and be able to manage and negotiate with suppliers
  • Strong commercial acumen and the ability to make decisions that drive total business value

This is a Hybrid role with no set amount required days to be in the office.