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Category Manager/Buyer Group Purchasing

Hemsida Domino Printing Sciences

About the role
This is a hybrid role which will partially permit remote working from home, while at regular intervals also requires presence at one of our production sites at either Malmo, Cambridge, Liverpool or Hamburg, as well as sometimes suppliers’ visits. You will join an experienced procurement team, currently completing its transition to a Group function and in the process of establishing itself as a Centre of Excellence in Domino Group’s new matrix organization. You will be responsible for strategic as well as to a certain degree also operational procurement activities within the international scope of Domino’s Group Purchasing Team for the assigned category.

The purpose of this role is to

  • Increase profitability through delivering cost savings against item standard costs, favourable Purchase Price Variances, cost avoidance and inventory reduction.
  • Investigate, quantify, and effectively mitigate risk in the supply base.
  • Establish, negotiate, and manage Contracts/Supplier Agreements.
  • Rationalise and optimise the supply base.
  • Assuring Domino’s CSR requirements are met.
  • Manage obsolescence in the supply chain to ensure line continuity.
  • Generate, update and review Category Strategies in close cooperation with the relevant stakeholders, such as NPD, R&D and Product Management.
  • Manage the relationship between external suppliers and internal customers.
  • Research, locate, audit, and introduce new capable sources.
  • Improve processes and the utilisation of business systems and tools.
  • Maintain purchasing data integrity in the ERP database.
  • Report and further develop KPI-sets relevant to the role.

About you
We are looking for an experienced category buyer/manager able to and interested in working in a strategic sourcing role within a fast-paced, technical environment paired with strong commercial awareness. You should have sound technical understanding and analytical abilities as well as excellent interpersonal and stakeholder management capabilities.

Key skills:

  • Ability to develop and execute procurement strategy.
  • End-to-end purchasing expertise (strategic and operational) related to sourcing material components and assemblies for manufacturing of technical products.
  • Organized and structured approach with strong project management skills and hands-on mentality.
  • Customer focused, with experience of working with and supervising complex cross functional stakeholder groups through purchasing processes to deliver organizational benefits.
  • Self-motivated and able to work under own initiative.
  • Working knowledge of finance and budgeting, coupled with good reasoning skills.
  • Understanding of the tangible and intangible value that purchasing adds to the business.
  • Proven track record of working with compliance, procurement, and legal best practices.
  • CIPS qualified or working towards will be advantageous.
  • Demonstrable experience of working with an ERP system.

What you can expect
As a talented individual working at Domino you can expect a competitive salary and a site-related benefits package. Domino will additionally offer a wide range of professional development opportunities, while recognizing and rewarding respective progress. Our culture is built on our core values, Collaboration, Listening, Expertise, Ambition and Responsibility. We think Domino is a great place to work and if you join us, you’ll find yourself part of organization which really cares about their people, as well as offering challenging and rewarding careers.

About Us
Domino Printing Sciences provides industrial printing expertise and reliable solutions to help the world’s manufacturers be sustainable and cut waste, while attracting, informing, and protecting consumers. Global manufacturers across the food and beverage, life sciences, personal care, agrochemical, and industrial sectors trust Domino to support them with innovative coding, marking, and digital printing solutions. Our products help ensure the success of manufacturers’ products by allowing them to create differentiated packaging, protect against counterfeiting, and ensure governmental and regulatory compliance. From best before dates on eggs, to serialized identifying codes on medicines, to batch codes on electronic components, to competition codes in confectionery, Domino helps to enable product safety, improved supply chain management and brand protection.

Positions may be at an advanced stage of the recruitment process and can close at any time.

Hemsida Domino Printing Sciences

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