The category Packaging encompasses (i) materials used to directly pack products being sold (cement, mortar, aggregates) called Primary Packaging (kraft paper, paper bags and WPP bags) and representing around 90% of the category spend and (ii) materials used to support Primary Packaging during product transportation and storage and protect them from adverse conditions called Secondary Packaging (e.g. pallets, shrink and stretch wrapping materials). The category Packaging is relatively mature in terms of centralized sourcing processes with over 50% of the total spend being sourced centrally through periodic regional and global sourcing events for bags and Kraft paper.
Primary Packaging is managed globally by the Global Category Manager (GCM) – Packaging in strong coordination with the countries procurement teams while Secondary Packaging is mainly managed locally by the countries Being accountable for the global category performance, GCM Packaging is in charge of defining, developing and executing with the Countries global sourcing strategies which are innovative and drive competitive advantage for the Group resulting in significant EBITDA contribution. Aligning and driving performance for all subject Category Managers, he is ensuring that Procurement strategy, ambitions, savings, and objectives are achieved.Animating a Network of Expert including main Stakeholder, he coordinates category teams and ensures the successful overview and execution of category strategies.