Category Associate EMEA (corporate services, transportation)

Category Associate EMEA (corporate services, transportation) | Big Fish Sp. z o.o.

Category Associate EMEA (corporate services, transportation)

Job location:
Prague (Czech Republic)

PL19- R100 – S01

Our Client is a global  pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturing company.

The role

As a category Associate you will be in charge for developing the category and sub category strategies managed End to End for EMEA region. Categories you would be responsible for are: Car Fleet, Ground Transportation (people) and Corporate Services.

In this role you will be Primary Point of Contact for your categories to meet business requirements and categories’ objectives on EMEA/possible Global level. You will work in close collaboration with Global Category Team to deliver annual value improvements, drive competitive advantage, leading Global and Regional sourcing projects.

Key responsibilities

Reporting to the Procurement Senior Manager  you will be mostly responsible for:

Defining and executing strategy for your categories in the whole EMEA region Defining approach to market, perform spend analysis, managing sourcing events of big scale, evaluating category results and suppliers performances Validating potential strategic options with senior leadership, determine the benefits cases for these options, and measure the performance of implemented strategies Assessing ongoing changes in commodity business requirements and assist in the negotiation of contracted price and commercial terms Maintaining supplier relationships by resolving key disputes, negotiating final pricing and commercial terms for region wide deals Performing key stakeholder activities yourself to ensure right level of key stakeholder management Managing the execution of big sourcing events from end to end for your categories Assisting in the development of the long-term procurement vision 

The Ideal Candidate Will Have


  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Procurement Category Management or Strategic Sourcing - category management experience is preferred
  • Previous experience with categories: Car Fleet, Ground Transportation or Corporate Services is a big plus
  • Fluent English - spoken and written, another European language on fluent level is a plus
  • Experience from international corporate company environment is a plus as well
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills across different level of seniority, as well as external and internal clients
  • Results oriented ideally with track record of delivering results in an international corporation
  • Project Management skills - proven record of managing regional/global projects
  • Strong commitment and sense of urgency - ability to prioritize
  • Able to lead your projects as well as be a team member
  • Flexibility in dealing with complex and ambiguous problems
  • Analytical personality with decision making abilities


Why to apply? : very interesting position for an open minded, results oriented procurement professional ,who likes to work with minimal supervision and enjoys building trust relations across matrix environment.

Our client offers competitive salary based on experience and comprehensive benefits package:

5 weeks of vacation, home office (up to 2 days per week), flexible working hours, sick days Meal vouchers, Cafeteria, referral award, life and accident insurance, Multi Sport card Contribution for: Prague public transportation, language study, illness leave, pension contribution, Refreshment in the workplace, company gym, free sport activities, corporate events 

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