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Join Asahi Europe & International and become a new member of our Procurement Team!


Flexible base location (Czech Republic or United Kingdom)


Group Category Specialist is accountable for running sourcing projects with the objective of driving a sustainable procurement value and actively manage risks and stakeholders. Act as knowledge owner for the own category demonstrating a sound understanding of the relevant markets.


In this position, you will:

  • Execute sourcing projects aligned to defined strategies to maximize value for the business striving for transactional and operational excellence.
  • Create insights using internal as well as external data to understand impact of market trends, competitors, and suppliers on internal business requirements.
  • Support category manager in delivering against targets/KPI, monitor & track results, initiate actions in case of any deviations.
  • Support category manager in managing category related risks such as price volatility, supplier stability and volume assurance.
  • Build relationship with non-strategic suppliers, manage them actively and execute performance / quality controls.
  • Participate in initiatives / projects relevant for category aiming at value creation / continuous improvement.
  • Act as a change agent for continuous improvement in sourcing, governance, and value delivery.
  • Ensure in cooperation with relevant functions (e.g., Legal, Tax) that contracts with suppliers are in place.
  • Promote one-team spirit between countries and categories to enable best practices, synergies, and leverage.
  • Ensure good compliance and governance by delivering against policies, processes, and procurement standards. Support functional and financial reporting by ensuring appropriate documentation of sourcing/contracting data is available.

Qualification Criteria

  • University degree, preferably in Business related field
  • Proficiency in English
  • 5+ years of professional experience, of which 2+ years in Procurement ( with a focus on a marketing category)
  • International experience (accountability for delivering outcomes to/in different countries)
  • MS Office advanced
  • Procurement platform/-s experience


Enjoy a little extra with our benefits (the list of benefits applies to the Czech Republic)

  • Annual bonus and salary review
  • Flexible working
  • 28 days off
  • Contribution to pension scheme
  • Lunch contribution
  • Budget to enjoy our products
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Online medical service
  • Paid volunteering time


Join our team and uncover even more exciting perks that make Asahi Europe &International an exceptional place to work


We are committed to nurturing a workplace where we celebrate and respect differences, and support everyone to be true to who they are! At Asahi Europe and International, we believe you can SHINE AS YOU ARE - no matter your age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, religion, or beliefs. We want to support you to be courageous in your individuality and to know that whoever you are and whatever your circumstances, you can belong with us without having to conform.


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