Merchandising Category Specialist - North Dublin
Merchandising Category Specialist - North Dublin. In this role you will assist with the procurement process, including day to day vendor management, terms negotiation and vendor supply / service level. The role requires a candidate who will understand the requirements of each vendor and proactively manages that relationship to ensure it reaches its full potential. Key Accountabilities: Provide day-to-day support in the management of supplier communication, including query resolution for stakeholders within the business in relation to vendor/items etc. Act as day-to-day liaison with Supply Chain. Support on the negotiation of contracts/agreements with vendors. This includes tenders, vendor compliance, new vendor set up. Providing support to the Sales Team on customer/external tenders as appropriate. Liaise with other departments as required. Review and monitor framework risks. Lead & support the development of mitigation plans to address these risks where possible. Support in the identification and selection of vendors. Working closely with Category Management team on sourcing, category strategy, supplier negotiations, supplier selection, supplier approval and supplier onboarding. Ensure that inbound service levels are on or above target. Attend Sales training sessions & meetings as required. Ensure that the product and price file is continuously and accurately maintained. Act as escalation point for Demand Planners. Monitor and maintain database to ensure that all records are fully up to date & accurate and compliant for audit traceability. Work with vendors to ensure vendor compliance, product availability and service level. Interested applicants should have: Third Level Degree in a Business / Procurement / Food related discipline is desirable. High level of commercial expertise with relevant experience within the food industry. Results-based with a demonstrated track record of applying financial, commercial or procurement skills to a range of business-related objectives. A proactive approach to problem solving and issue resolution. Excellent Microsoft Office skills including Excel to intermediate or advanced level is a minimum requirement. Full clean driving license.
90 days ago