Job Number: 20022085

Location: Dublin, IR

Date Posted: 10-21-2017

Job Title: Category Manager, EMEA Third Party Logistics Services

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What is expected of you for success in your role

• Collaborate with the internal business stakeholders (Operations, IT, Finance, Supply Chain, Commercial), cultivating support and ensuring that their requirements are represented
• Build strategic supplier management process, with strong contract compliance and performance metrics
• Be involved in strategic partner negotiation;
• Deliver on strategic, economic and quality goals; and
• Play a key role in Sourcing initiatives designed to improve Cardinal Health’s operating efficiency, cost position and customer satisfaction.
• Identifies and acts on opportunities for continuous improvement.
• Encourages prudent risk taking, exploration of alternative approaches and organizational learning.
• Demonstrates personal commitment to change through actions and words.
• Mobilizes others to support change through times of stress and uncertainty.
• The ideal candidate will be a highly accountable, action-oriented with an ability to work collaboratively with multi-faceted teams within a matrixed organization.

Accountabilities in this role

• Develops vendor strategy and strategic plans that meet the needs of the organization and business stakeholders
• Incorporates into the plans business priorities, strategies, goals, opportunities analysis, industry trends and economic viability.
• Value Management – Spend Analysis, cost optimization and contractual productivity measurement
• Performance Management - Service delivery, service improvement plans (SIP), supplier compliance and benchmarks. Manage daily supplier issue resolution
• Relationship Management - Supplier strategy, supplier interaction, business alignment, supplier governance
• Develop strong relationships with strategic logistics providers
• Develop professional relationships with key stakeholders to help refine overall vendor management strategies and ongoing vendor performance and governance
• Build and maintain effective and influential relationships within Operations / IT / Finance / Quality and Legal
• Financial Management - Spend analytics, supplier financial performance management, supplier / customer satisfaction
• Contracts review and analysis, transactional support governance

• Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in business, logistics, finance or other relevant field demonstrating increasingly responsible related work experience.
• 5+ years of Logistics industry experience
• 6+ years of experience in strategic sourcing, procurement, and vendor management functions; in addition, direct or indirect experience working in Logistics services areas preferred.
• Expertise in freight, distribution, warehousing, strategic logistics services providers in medical or pharma industry preferred
• Expertise in logistics contracts
• Strong problem-solving and leadership skills
• Proven ability to build relationships and gain credibility across functions
• Experience with various sourcing and procurement tools (i.e. Procure to Pay systems, vendor score carding and reporting, etc.)
• Experience and knowledge of change management principles and methodologies
• Ability to clearly communicate strategy, plans and issues across the organization
• Strong analytical and interpretive skills to recognize and comprehend complex issues, policies, regulatory requirements and industry information affecting client’s environment
• Demonstrated business and financial acumen with an analytical approach to overseeing IT categories
• Inspirational and influential leader with effective team management experiences
• Innovative, strategic and futuristic mindset
• Significant track record in the negotiation of logistics contracts with strategic and portfolio suppliers
• Ability to set and execute on targets; balancing short-term business needs with longer term strategies
• Strong leadership capability, executing as appropriate in the areas of responsibility
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to establish rapport and persuade others

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Meet Mo

I enjoy playing an integral role in ensuring that our customers are receiving the right product in a timely and orderly fashion. I also like the friendly atmosphere at our facility and I appreciate the balance between work and personal time that Cardinal Health gives its employees.
Mo, Senior Associate, Shipping Control Coordinator