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Date:  Apr 14, 2021
Job Req ID:  1628

Title:  Senior Category Manager - Procurement


Senior Category Manager


Are you dynamic, a keen innovator, a trend setter, or a disruptive thinker? Then Kellogg Europe is the place for you because at Kellogg’s we focus on agility, growth and innovation.

Our colleagues in the Procurement team are looking for a new Senior Category Manager.

As we’re putting our hearts and souls into the future of food we’ll be looking at you to show us how sourcing and negotiations are done and how we can reach high standards of quality within select global categories to achieve cost effective quality every time.




In this role you will be responsible for developing and executing the sourcing and negotiation strategy on select global categories or regional categories. In addition, you will also be leading regional sourcing activities for one or more categories of spend. The goal is to manage inflation and achieve significant cost saving, whilst ensuring our fundamental supplier criteria of the quality of the material and service level are also of the highest standards.

This role plays a very important part of our business, serving as the global strategic stakeholder with supplier organizations and in corporate functions to develop effective cost reduction strategies and implementation plans. In this role you will collaborate with global team of category managers in the development of a singular sourcing strategy and support the team as they implement the strategy at a regional level. This includes controlling directly the results achieved with a strong intervention power in case of under-performing results from the regions. Working closely with the procurement operations team to ensure they are empowered and enabled to effectively coordinate the daily interactions between suppliers and our manufacturing plants. Being the engine of the category team you will take ownership of structuring and launching regional RFIs/RFPs, planning and executing negotiation strategies and developing and presenting category strategies to key stakeholders internally and externally.

Contributing proactively with ideas, opinions and enthusiasm to the procurement function as we continuously monitor, review and enhance our ways of working to better serve our internal customers who every day manufacture our iconic brands for our consumers globally.




  • As a senior category manager in procurement, and as with all roles in our team, we value your technical and personal competencies and experiences equally, which you will have gained over more than 5 years in procurement or a relatable role.


  • Within technical competencies, we would like to understand your experience in demonstrating the procurement process, negotiation, market analysis and strategy creation, procurement technology as well as supply chain, logistics and inventory generally.


  • Within personal competencies, and complementary with our K values and growth competencies, we would like to understand your experiences in demonstrating organisational awareness, self-management, leadership and people management, communication and relationship management.


Growing and nurturing the world starts with our employees, which is why our tailor-made career growth programmes are just what you need to set yourself for success.

With our extensive benefits package including flexible working, which enables you to take control of your work/life balance, we really have our people at the heart of our organisation. 

We strive to create a world where people are not just fed but fulfilled and a workplace where everyone can voice their opinions and are empowered to be their true selves. It’s each and everyone’s unique flavour that make up Kellogg’s recipe for success and the diversity of ideas, experiences and beliefs that fuel our future ready momentum and embolden our make it happen culture.

Please note that we will only accept applications that are made to us via our Careers site. If you experience any difficulty when applying, please contact european.recruitment@kellogg.com  


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