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JOB: Senior Category Manager (global scope) Location: home office/ hybrid work North Poland Ref. PL21- R404 – S01

  • 16.09.2021

Senior Category Manager (global scope) Location: home office/ hybrid work North Poland Ref.  PL21- R404 – S01

Our Client is a world leader in environmentally friendly energy.

The role/ job purpose:

  • Drive procurement and category management globally
  • Develop and implement strong category strategies in the category teams and in close collaboration with Regional Category Managers
  • Drive strong category performance
  • Execute global category management processes
  • Execute tasks in close collaboration with regional Sourcing Leads 

Key Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Senior Director, Direct Sourcing based in Denmark, you will be responsible for:

  • Supporting development of winning cross functional category management teams
  • Driving strong category performance (metal parts, electronics)
  • Executing global category management processes
  • Developing and implement strong category strategies
  • Ensuring selection of appropriate preferred suppliers and supplier to the approved vendor list
  • Ensuring successful supplier implementation
  • Driving supplier management to improve performance
  • Ensuring global contract coverage with selected suppliers
  • Maintaining a risk minimized supply base
  • Driving and support cost out activities within own categories
  • Actively and engaged, participating in the “Direct Sourcing Management Team”
  • Close collaboration with Regional Sourcing Leads in a way that contributes high degree of employee satisfaction and in a way which supports the desired behavior in Global Sourcing

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or Master university degree
  • Minimum 5 years of experience within procurement and strategic category management in a global manufacturing company
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • A proven ability to successfully lead cross- functional global teams and strategic initiatives
  • Global mindset
  • Fluent in English both written and verbal
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong problem-solving ability in a dynamic work environment with minimal supervision
  • Excellent relationship management skills with the ability to engage, negotiate and manage key stakeholders and suppliers
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong facilitation skills to communicate and collaborate within the procurement organization and business stakeholders/suppliers
  • Good business acumen
  • Knowledge of the sourcing process and tools
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Experience with D365 or other similar ERP systems
  • Open-minded, collaborative, and team-driven with good cooperation skills
  • Not afraid to challenge status quo
  • Well-organized and self-motivated
  • Results- orientated with ability to plan and deliver against project deadlines
  • Flexibility and agility
  • Outgoing and extrovert with a good sense of humor
  • Experience working in companies with international/global footprint
  • Open, honest & strait forward

Why to apply? : very interesting, independent position in the global procurement organization that is going developing and going  through substantial changes.  Very friendly, people oriented working culture.

If you wish to  apply,  than send us your  CV in English to:  agnieszkapiatkowska@e-bigfish.com

Please introduce in your CV the following clause:

„I hereby agree to the processing of personal data included in my application for the needs necessary to carry out the recruitment process carried out by Big Fish Polska Sp. z o.o  in accordance with art. 6 par. 1 lit. a Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation). I also consent to processing of my personal data for the purposes of any future recruitment processes.”