benpac global services

Part of the benpac group

The benpac group is a leading group of companies for all-round packaging solutions. It supplies complete systems around packaging technology, injection molding technology and related mechanical engineering. The group operates globally with a worldwide company structure and offers customers solutions across the entire value chain....

benpac global services handles all central services for the Group in the areas of HR, legal, accounting/controlling, M&A, marketing, communications and purchasing. Group management is also based in this unit, which sets and controls all strategic goals. The central services are also provided for third-party companies.

We are looking for the location Peterborough/UK as of now or according to agreement:

Global Category Manager

We are looking for a talented and motivated Global Category Manager to manage the products within the Direct, Indirect and Consumables categories as a central service for the benpac Group at BGS. The GCM will define the cross-group product groups. The GCM is responsible for agreeing price levels with suppliers for products and services. The GCM will work closely with Legal, Business Managers, Supply Chain and Marketing. The GCM must have the ability to understand internal and external customer requirements.

  • Analyzing data or insights to determine industry and consumer trends regarding the product and category.
  • Develop and implement Category Management processes.
  • Creating and developing a strategic long-term plan for the development of the category.
  • Developing an exit strategy for unsuccessful products.
  • Tendering and running RFQs.
  • Building and driving relationships with key vendors to improve pricing and quality of services.
  • Leading category management projects to optimize product ranges..
  • Collaborating with buyers and merchandisers to expand product categories.
  • Liaise with marketing and Business teams to determine competitive pricing and promotional activities of a product category.
  • Creating forecasts for product demand to ensure sustainability of inventory.
  • Managing budget development and revenue for the category.
  • Developing strong working relationships with business teams.
  • Supplier segmentation and risk management.
  • Proven experience as category manager or similar role such as procurement manager.
  • Solid knowledge of category management, marketing and sales principles.
  • Understanding of data analysis and forecasting methods.
  • Proficient in MS Office.
  • An analytical mind with a strategic ability.
  • Excellent communication and people skills.
  • Previous demonstratable experience is a must.

C.I.P.S beneficial but not critical.

If you enjoy working in an international and dynamic environment, think entrepreneurially and are solution- oriented, a varied job awaits you. You are a positive, winning, dynamic, discreet, honest and reliable personality, a team player, with excellent organizational skills, a speedy and goal-oriented work style.

You can expect a very interesting and varied range of tasks with a growing scope of action as well as contemporary employment conditions in an innovative company.

To apply, please send your resume by e-mail directly to our HR at