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European Category Lead

Summary
European Category Lead
Salary Competitive salary
Schedule Full Time
Experience Minimum 3 years of experience
Location Guildford Rd, Woking GU22 7NJ, UK

European Category Lead


Description

WELCOME TO KFC

Welcome to Kentucky Fried Chicken. Our world famous chicken restaurant brand all started with one cook, Colonel Harland Sanders, who created a finger lickin’ good recipe more than 75 years ago, a list of secret herbs and spices scratched out on the back of the door to his kitchen. He started travelling by car to different restaurants and cooked his fried chicken on the spot for restaurant owners. He did this at the age of 65. If the owner liked the chicken, they would enter into a handshake agreement to sell the Colonel’s chicken. Legend has it that Colonel Sanders heard 1009 “No’s” before he heard his first yes. The Colonel’s story still inspires us today. It reminds us how grit, perseverance, dedication and ambition along with hard work can create success; regardless of your age or where you come from.

 

Our purpose as an employer is to empower our people to find their own secret recipe in life too.


ABOUT THE ROLE

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.

 

To manage the regional procurement and supplier performance for allocated packaging and beverages categories and support/lead regional projects. Spend responsibility circa €100-150m

Organisation: KFC Europe is one of YUM’s largest Regions and significant profit contributor. It has over 1600 stores across 6 BMU’s: UK; France; Germany; Netherlands, Spain & Italy, it also includes their satellite markets, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Ireland, Portugal, and Switzerland. The region is expected to grow at over 150 stores per annum.


RESPONSIBILITIES

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


WE'D LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU IF YOU IDENTIFY WITH THE FOLLOWING:

  • 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.
  • Proven experience in leading projects and driving cost and supply projects.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and effective team working as the candidate will need to successfully manage activity within large multifunctional teams.
  • 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.

 

ABOUT YOU

  • Team player
  • Good communication skills (especially verbal)
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Positive can-do attitude
  • Proactive and not afraid to ask

WELCOME TO KFC

Welcome to Kentucky Fried Chicken. Our world famous chicken restaurant brand all started with one cook, Colonel Harland Sanders, who created a finger lickin’ good recipe more than 75 years ago, a list of secret herbs and spices scratched out on the back of the door to his kitchen. He started travelling by car to different restaurants and cooked his fried chicken on the spot for restaurant owners. He did this at the age of 65. If the owner liked the chicken, they would enter into a handshake agreement to sell the Colonel’s chicken. Legend has it that Colonel Sanders heard 1009 “No’s” before he heard his first yes. The Colonel’s story still inspires us today. It reminds us how grit, perseverance, dedication and ambition along with hard work can create success; regardless of your age or where you come from.

 

Our purpose as an employer is to empower our people to find their own secret recipe in life too.


ABOUT THE ROLE

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.

 

To manage the regional procurement and supplier performance for allocated packaging and beverages categories and support/lead regional projects. Spend responsibility circa €100-150m

Organisation: KFC Europe is one of YUM’s largest Regions and significant profit contributor. It has over 1600 stores across 6 BMU’s: UK; France; Germany; Netherlands, Spain & Italy, it also includes their satellite markets, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Ireland, Portugal, and Switzerland. The region is expected to grow at over 150 stores per annum.


RESPONSIBILITIES

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


WE'D LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU IF YOU IDENTIFY WITH THE FOLLOWING:

  • 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.
  • Proven experience in leading projects and driving cost and supply projects.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and effective team working as the candidate will need to successfully manage activity within large multifunctional teams.
  • 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.

 

ABOUT YOU

  • Team player
  • Good communication skills (especially verbal)
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Positive can-do attitude
  • Proactive and not afraid to ask

Details
Salary Competitive salary
Schedule Full Time
Experience Minimum 3 years of experience
Location Guildford Rd, Woking GU22 7NJ, UK

Skills
Packaging
Category Management
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Guildford Rd, Woking GU22 7NJ, UK