Category Procurement Manager, Indirects (ANZ)
Amcor Limited
Airport Oaks, AUCK, New Zealand
2d ago


  • Manage spend within Indirect categories (10+ sub-categories) plus major capital expenditure with focus on Australia (6 plants) and New Zealand (2 plants) + other selected projects across AFAP business units (8 countries in total)
  • Build relationships with suppliers in the Indirect category to position Amcor as a preferred and trusted business partner, and ensure an uninterrupted supply of quality goods at optimum cost
  • Deliver sustainable business value in the form of PBIT and cash in accordance with Amcor's Global Procurement guidelines, including supply assurance, cost, quality, service and innovation to meet business needs
  • Contribute to the overall BG procurement strategy, develop the Category account strategy and play a key role in the implementation of both (align implementation internally / externally and communicate internally)
  • Enhance the total value procured from the Category’s supply base by driving standardisation, consolidation and optimisation solutions across the Category accounts
  • 2. Job Dimensions

  • Financial : A pprox. USD 70 million
  • Plants : ANZ 8 plants (Business Group 32)
  • Customer : External and Internal Customers
  • 3. Principal Accountabilities

    Category Management

  • Contribute to the development of the overall regional category strategies and translate this strategy into concrete and aligned action plans within the AFAP business
  • Work closely with Site Management to ensure that the needs of the Sites are effectively represented in the Procurement Strategies
  • Manage the supplier base across the Category area and leverage Category spend across regions and globally if and where appropriate
  • Adhere to set standards of Procurement and ensure consistency with Amcor requirements and standards
  • Identify trends and / or issues that need improvement within the Category accounts
  • Negotiation

  • Manage negotiation process, content and results. Lead the negotiation team to define the desired outcome of a negotiation
  • Relationship Management

  • Build strong rapport with suppliers where required
  • Establish cross-functional teams to negotiate and implement improved operational and commercial supply outcomes for the business and customers
  • Collaborate closely with relevant departments to ensure understanding and compliance with key procurement strategies
  • Financial Planning

  • Develop budgets and targets based on aggressive, well founded, realistic and forward oriented goals
  • Ensure that financial resource allocation is cost-effective and aligned with strategic and operational plans
  • Build an accurate forecast for Category price movements
  • Track and report savings, support procure-to-pay process improvement within the Category area, monitor TCO improvement as well as working capital improvement using the tracking tools in place
  • Provide periodic and ad hoc reports and forecasts on performance against plan and potential in following up on KPIs and reporting on trends
  • 4. Major challenges & complexities

  • Diverse category portfolio to be managed (10+ indirect sub-categories) plus major Capital expenditure
  • Virtually lead and manage a cross-functional (cross-BG if appropriate) team in the negotiation of a particular category
  • Develop trust within the businesses in order to manage and ensure that all involved understand the issues and agree with the solutions put forward when there are conflicting priorities or other issues
  • Develop supplier relationships in a way that encourages open dialogue and cooperation in identifying and implementing win / win situations that add value to both organisations
  • VP Procurement
  • Group Procurement Directors
  • Category Procurement Managers
  • Site Management
  • Strategic Analyst
  • Legal Department
  • QA / QC
  • Finance Department
  • Sales & Marketing Department
  • Procurement Leadership Team
  • Global Category Leader
  • Suppliers
  • 6. Qualifications / Requirements

    Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum of 6 8 years of relevant work experience in procurement
  • Fluent in English, written and spoken
  • Relevant experience in an upstream or downstream company with a mature procurement function
  • Experience in market and benchmark analysis at a broad level
  • Innovation process experience considered advantageous
  • Experience in procurement for logistics, printing / prepress or packaging will be an advantage
  • Education and Certifications

  • University degree in a relevant discipline (Engineering background preferred)
  • 6.2 Knowledge / Skills / Abilities / Behaviours

    Job Specific skills and abilities

  • Commercial skills business acumen / market knowledge
  • Experience in the selection of suppliers inquiry and negotiation
  • Appropriate application of market analysis tools industry analysis (Porter model) and supplier analysis and a demonstrated understanding of the cost drivers in their markets
  • Experience in the selection, preparation and execution of commercial agreements relevant to the category being sourced
  • Effective participation in multi-functional work-projects and cross-functional teams in an international environment
  • Working knowledge of company information and data systems used by Procurement
  • Understanding of key administrative systems that impact Procurement and suppliers
  • Procurement technical skills, confirmed capability in each of the Key Sourcing Skills
  • Mastery of tools such as : develop and implement Sourcing Strategies, apply Policy, run Inquiry, conduct Negotiation, Benchmark, draft and execute commercial agreements and forecast
  • Experience in Hypothesis Testing and applying analytical and problem solving skills
  • Amcor Leadership Framework competencies

  • Customer Focus
  • Influencing Others
  • Drive For Results
  • Process Management
  • Functional / Technical Skills
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