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Category Manager - Cardboard & Corrugate

Date:  Dec 16, 2021

Burton On Trent, GB

Company:  MolsonCoors_UK

Why You Should Join Us


For over two centuries Molson Coors has been brewing beverages that unite people for all of life’s moments. We produce some of the most beloved and iconic beer brands ever made. While the company’s history is rooted in beer, we offer a modern portfolio that expands beyond the beer aisle.


Our growing beverage portfolio in the UK & Ireland includes Pravha, Staropramen, Blue Moon, Rekorderlig, Aspall Cyder alongside popular favourites Coors, Carling - the UK’s number one selling lager, and the UK’s number one selling cask ale - Doom Bar.


We’re looking to recruit a Category Manager for Western Europe - ( Cardboard & Corrugate ) based in Burton


Your Purpose


As a Category Manager for packaging will have an operational/supply risk focus and will be responsible for managing several categories of intermediate complexity within their country/region.


This will include using strategic sourcing principles such as spend analysis, RFx, reverse auctions, contract management, negotiations and supplier management.


  • Managing 3-7 local/regional categories of intermediate complexity. Leads all negotiations as related to these categories. Must understand country/region business priorities and needs. Ensure contract compliance once agreement is signed.
  • Managing local/regional suppliers, including scorecarding and actively monitoring KPI's. Responsible for delivering category RO's on the national level. Will be managing a large number of supplier relationships.
  • Maintaining a cost savings target aligned to AOP and LRP expectations. Responsible for assessing and managing category risks and opportunities on a country/cluster level
  • Managing stakeholders within their country/cluster and respective categories. Must be able to business partner with internal stakeholders aligning on company priorities and needs. Stakeholders can be at the RLT and SCLT level.
  • Responsible for managing category AOP cycle including supporting countries/clusters with their local budgets


About You


  • Experience in a procurement role.
  • Strong strategic sourcing, supplier management, spend analysis, and contract negotiation skills.
  • SAP experience.
  • Contract management, spend analysis, and e-sourcing tools experience.
  • Broad based experience in multinational category management and international teams. Strong project management skills.
  •  Effective written and verbal communications skills


About Us


  • We’re one of the UK’s Most Attractive Employers winning the Top Employer award for the last 8 years.
  • Flexible work programmes to ensure a work life balance is maintained such as our market leading Moments That Matter for significant moments in your life.
  • Commitment to the physical and mental wellbeing of all our people. We are proud to have been awarded Gold in Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Awards.
  • We’re committed to raising industry standards and leaving a positive imprint on our employees, consumers, communities and the environment which is reflected in Our Beer Print and our 2025 sustainability targets.  


Molson Coors: Building Careers


Molson Coors Beverage Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we seek diversity. We want to continue to create an environment where our people are truly able to be themselves at work, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion. We want people to be able to bring their own creativity and style to work, so that we get diversity in our thinking across our organisation, as we believe that we are a better business for it.


This makes our talent strategy simple – we want the best talent in all our roles, regardless of their background. We take pride in celebrating our unique brew and our people are our greatest asset.