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Category Manager - Packaging & Sustainability

Green Chef

Green Chef

Sydney, Australia
Posted on Monday, September 4, 2023

Job Description

Reporting into our Associate Director of Grocery & Packaging, as a Category Manager for Packaging & Sustainability you will develop and lead the category strategy, drive process improvement initiatives across Australia and New Zealand for your scope, as well as act as a point of escalation for operational matters. We are looking for an ambitious, confident, entrepreneurial, and high-spirited procurement professional with both the analytical and soft skills to tackle tough challenges and work with suppliers in our procurement process.

Above all, we are looking for people who will make HelloFresh better. We believe there are many different ways of developing skills, and we love diverse experiences! So even if you don’t “tick all the boxes” but think you’d thrive in this role, we would really like to learn more about you.

What you'll do...

  • Help develop and optimize our supplier network across Australia and New Zealand for your category
  • Work closely with suppliers to optimize cost and the portfolio overall
  • Create ongoing data analysis & category reviews to drive performance strategically within your category and achieve ambitious targets
  • Lead process improvement initiatives across the category, leveraging various Procurement levers, optimizing and standardizing cross-category where possible
  • Develop and align the Category Strategy with budget cycles and report on those frequently
  • Support in providing procurement advice, price updates, reporting, replenishment, compliance & tenders
  • Work closely with suppliers to build strong long-term relationships, including contract executions
  • Work with suppliers to ensure operational excellence - on-time, on-spec deliveries or discuss shortages/missed deliveries
  • Build strong relationships with internal stakeholders (local and international) and improve workings between Procurement and other teams Research and develop relationships with new suppliers
  • Assist with cost reporting, invoice validation, and supplier database maintenance
  • Solve problems on-the-go in a fast-paced environment
  • Look to develop and optimize our supplier network as well as new or alternative suppliers
  • Lead and influence a variety of stakeholders within the business
  • Explore sustainability opportunities and collaborate with our Sustainability team
  • Be the Sustainability voice for the Procurement team Trial and validate new products in collaboration with our Quality and Production teams to improve the HelloFresh offering further

What you'll bring...

  • Preferably, existing knowledge of (paper-based) packaging and sustainability practices
  • Experience in running tenders across Australia and New Zealand is a pro
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business / Masters in Supply Chain / Procurement (or equivalent)
  • Ideally, working within a similar environment and sector (FMCG/Consumer goods)
  • 3 + years of strategic procurement / supply chain / commercial consulting experience (ideally in food, but not a must)
  • Knowledge of packaging markets, suppliers and packaging-specific opportunities and constraints is preferred
  • A sound understanding of ANZ packaging sustainability and framework drivers (APCO/NZ Packaging Forum) and government 2025 goals for packaging
  • Experience with supplier relationship management and driving continuous improvements within a category
  • Quantitative and analytical experience, including solid comfort with Excel
  • A proactive, flexible, ambitious, and assertive personality: you take ownership of your work
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload in a fast-paced environment
  • Entrepreneurial and can make things happen, sense of urgency

What you’ll get in return…

  • The chance to have a significant impact on one of the fastest-growing global technology companies in an exciting growth phase
  • 70% discount off HelloFresh boxes
  • Flat hierarchies, constant learning with room for personal growth
  • Free access to Headspace
  • HelloFresh Academies - monthly internal learning & development
  • A diverse and vibrant international environment, with offices in 18 countries

Start Date: ASAP - can wait a notice period

Duration: Full time role. You must have the right to work full-time in Australia/New Zealand.

Location: Chippendale Head Office