Category Director

  • Location

    Vancouver,, Canada

  • Sector:

    Supply Chain

  • Contact:

    Jeremy Tiffin

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  • Published:

    over 4 years ago

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Horizon Recruitment has been engaged to identify an executive leader for a large scale enterprise in Western Canada undergoing a significant supply chain transformation. The executive will work closely with the senior leadership team (C-suite) to drive change and business improvement initiatives. The executive will also lead a large team of strategic supply chain professionals. The executive will have accountability for significant spend of approximately $500M.


  • Drive change related to processes, market sounding and research, relationship management, reporting and risk management within the category management group
  • Liaise with team members, consultants and resources in order to advise the senior leadership team (C-suite) on strategic growth initiatives
  • Contribute to multi-year planning to generate category management programs
  • Represent the company and develop relationships with major suppliers, outside consulting firms and other external stakeholders
  • Provide analysis and commentary in making decisions related to category management processes and policies
  • Deliver effective planning for high risk complex projects


  • Exceptional practical understanding of category implementation, overall supply chain management and operations
  • Ability to demonstrate results from past performance in: multi-step, structured category management and strategic sourcing processes
  • Proven ability to lead complex negotiations, multi-level engagement and significant contractual issues
  • Ability to develop and build relationships with suppliers, internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience with Tier 1 ERP systems is desirable along with advance MS Project, Excel and general data analysis ability
  • Comfort and poise presenting to senior executives in a structured setting

**Only candidates eligible to work in Canada will be considered**

Horizon Recruitment Inc. is a specialized recruitment and search firm with two complimentary practice areas: Finance & Supply Chain.