DNK-Randers, Danish Crown Vej



Senior Category Manager, Logistics 

Are you looking for a new opportunity to take your category management skills to the next level? Check out this position and see if it matches your profile and meets your expectations!  
We are currently seeking an experienced senior category manager to build the category strategies, and drive value creation in close collaboration with strategic suppliers and internal stakeholders.


Danish Crown Group Procurement is changing direction into a much more SRM focused approach towards our biggest suppliers. We are looking for a new colleague with solid SRM experience who wants to implement category strategies and orchestrate successful cooperation between strategic suppliers and Danish Crown. 


Success starts with a team
As a key team member, you will have the freedom to innovate and develop your Category Management and SRM skills. We are dedicated to creating a workplace where everyone can thrive and make a real difference. You become part of Group Procurement with 60 highly committed and professional co-workers. 50 of us are placed in HQ Randers and 10 in Krakow. You will become part of a professional team of 5 skilled and committed procurement colleagues, where a good working environment, and professional sparring is important.
You will experience an informal atmosphere with attention to personal and professional development in an exciting and changeable international company where you can set your mark. 


You take ownership of your own category
In this position we search for a self-driven Senior Category Manager, who can lead the Sea Freight and Transport materials categories. With steady hands you take lead in defining and implementing category strategies aligned to business needs and deliver on both value and ESG targets for the categories. You have a natural data driven approach. You gather and evaluate facts and engage internal stakeholders to define the relevant projects and strategies. You are comfortable presenting category strategies to key senior stakeholders and in taking lead on the implementation with stakeholders and suppliers.


Your primary tasks will be:
•    Develop a strategy for your category together with your stakeholders 
•    Independently plan and carry out on the strategy for the category 
•    Implement sourcing-projects in your category with support from our Sourcing PMO where relevant
•    Prepare tender materials and complete supplier negotiations 
•    Develop and optimize the category and the supplier relations
•    Conduct complex data analysis
•    Drive supplier relationship management on selected strategic suppliers


You will work with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, meaning you are fostering good and open collaboration across teams and business areas The category responsibility covers all 6 Danish Crown business units.


You have a commercial education and several years of experience from a similar position as, 


•    Responsible for Sea and Transport materials categories 
•    Responsible for developing and implementing category strategies in own categories in close collaboration with relevant stakeholders
•    Responsible for Supplier Relationship Management on strategic suppliers
•    Responsible for driving performance and value creation in own categories in collaboration with suppliers and internal stakeholders


Changes in an innovative environment
You are motivated by changes and will be part of a larger transformation journey in Group Procurement in Danish Crown. You thrive in an innovative organization where you, through good communicative skills, ensure that everyone works towards the same goal and navigate in an international organization.


We expect that you: 


•    Have strong skills and proven track record delivering solid results within Category Management, Supplier Relationship Management and Contract Management 
•    Have experience in complex data management and has solid analytical skills 
•    Have a solid business understanding and a strategic mindset 
•    Enjoy working with procurement models and are familiar with Power BI, PowerPoint and Excel. 
•    Communicate effortlessly in English and Danish; both oral and written 


The ideal candidate has a solid business understanding and great skills in developing category strategies, Supplier Relationship Management, Category Management, Contract Management and Supplier Innovation and is highly experienced in cross-functional collaboration. Furthermore, if you work data driven with a strategic focus, and if you have experience with complex data management and are result-oriented and strong-willed with a high level of energy and an optimistic mind, it´s close to being the ideal match. 


What do we offer? 
Danish Crown is not just a big player in the food industry; it's also a workplace with top-notch facilities and a lifestyle-oriented approach to employee well-being. Our brand-new, sustainable headquarters (DGNB Heart Certification) provides an inspiring environment for collaboration and creativity. From our professional kitchen facilities to our fitness center, padel courts, and outstanding canteen, it is a place where you will flourish professionally and personally. We are ambitious and have plenty of tasks ahead of us, but that does not stop us from having fun while we focus on the work. And of course, we are highly aware of a solid work life balance, and we do offer flexibility and the possibility to work from home.


Appetite for more? 
We are writing the next chapter for logistics and inviting you to join us. Please do not hesitate to contact Jens Christensen, Senior Director, Group Logistics on +4540894692 to learn more about the positions. 


We review candidates continuously, so send your CV and a few words about your motivation as soon as possible, as we reserve the right to stop the search once we have found the right candidate.


We look forward to hearing from you! 


We are a food company owned by Danish farmers supplying high-quality food to customers and consumers worldwide. From butchers to business developers, we're more than 25,000 colleagues, all committed to lowering our carbon footprint and becoming climate-neutral by 2050 for better food and a brighter future.

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