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Categry Manager - Cross Divisional - Fleet

Full Time

Job reference: 99064BR Walgreens Boots Alliance is the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. The Companys heritage of trusted health care services through community pharmacy care and pharmaceutical wholesaling dates back more than 100 years. Walgreens Boots Alliance is the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily living destination across the U.S. and Europe. Walgreens Boots Alliance and the companies in which it has equity method investments together have a presence in more than 25 countries and employ more than 415,000 people. The Company is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail and, together with its equity method investments, has more than 18,500 stores in 11 countries as well as one of the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution networks, with more than 390 distribution centers delivering to more than 230,000 pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals each year in more than 20 countries. In addition, Walgreens Boots Alliance is one of the worlds largest purchasers of prescription drugs and many other health and wellbeing products. Overview of the role: Group Procurement at Walgreens Boots Alliance is led by our Chicago-based CPO. The cross-divisional Category Procurement team for Goods Not for Resale (GNFR) reports to a US-based VP of cross-divisional procurement and is comprised of c.20 professional Procurement Managers based across the US and UK. The Procurement Category Manager Fleet will join our existing cross-divisional Property and Supply Category Team reporting to the cross-divisional Category Lead. The role holder will be accountable for providing commercial leadership on Fleet spend with particular focus on delivering value from our existing strategic partner relationships and developing global strategies in this space. In this role you will be expected to lead the commercial interaction with our senior stakeholders in our UK and Global entities with support as required from the Procurement Leadership team. Major stakeholders will include the Boots UK, International Retail, Walgreens US and Global Brands leadership teams. Your Responsibilities: The overriding responsibility is to deliver the best possible value to Walgreens Boots Alliance from 3rd party relationships within the category by: Leading the development, implementation and ongoing management of procurement category strategies at a local, regional or group-wide level. Working with stakeholders (functional, procurement and supplier), to develop strategy and tactics for procurement category initiatives, providing thought leadership identifying, creating and implementing initiatives to maximize value and ensure ongoing management of existing supplier contracts and relationships. Project managing work-streams and initiatives within the category to ensure timely delivery of objectives, ensuring all necessary processes, including formal stakeholder approvals are completed. Our Ideal Candidate: The role faces into a complex organisation with multiple brands and business divisions and our ideal candidate will be used to operating collaboratively within a similarly complex environment. You will have in-depth Fleet/Supply Chain Procurement knowledge with demonstrable experience of delivering value at pace whilst working on a wide range of Fleet initiatives. You will have the industry knowledge and category insights to provide knowledge-based challenge to senior stakeholders within the business. You will be commercially astute with strong communication and negotiation skills and adept at applying a variety of commercial approaches in order to deliver real value to the business. Whats in it for you? The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop and execute their own commercial category strategy and will join a high performing, well respected Procurement team within a truly global organisation. Diver
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