MRO Category Manager (EMEA region)

MRO Category Manager (EMEA region) | Big Fish Sp. z o.o.

MRO Category Manager (EMEA region)

Job location:

PL19- R205 – S01

Our Client is the world's most comprehensive and broadly-based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics markets.

They are currently looking for a Category Manager for Maintenance & Repair Operations (MRO) to provide procurement support for delegated categories of spend.

As the MRO Category Manager for the EMEA Global Services Sourcing team, you will:

  • Build and implement a world class Procurement strategy for Europe‘s MRO (spare parts) spend and assist in the development of the long term Procurement vision
  • Establish category management governance to align stakeholders and sourcing leadership on strategic objectives and provide updates on status
  • Engage cross-functional stakeholders to address concerns, provide process updates, and conduct change management activities
  • Perform data analytics, forecast demand, and identify baselines for purchasing that meet prioritized business requirements
  • Define and execute the sourcing strategy, including defining approach to market, managing sourcing event documentation and supplier invites, evaluating results, and awarding suppliers
  • Lead SRM programs with key preferred suppliers within the MRO category
  • Maintain supplier relationships by resolving key disputes, negotiating final pricing and commercial terms, and performing key stakeholder activities
  • Negotiate with suppliers on final pricing and commercial terms during sourcing events  
  • Lead and supervise a small team of buyers/category associates for delegated areas of spend within the so called CCFS category family (Capital Equipment, Capital Construction, Facilities, Energy, MRO)
  • Manage supplier enablement and eMarketplace content (including system updates), automate purhase order flow by implementation of catalogs and other self-serve channels in eMarketplace
  • Prioritize and validate potential strategic options, determine the benefits cases for these options, and measure the performance against established KPI benchmarks


  • A Bachelor’s Degree is required; a minor in Business, Operations, Economics, Finance or related field is preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years of category management experience within international environment is required.
  • A minimum of 2 years of people management experience is required.
  • Experience in MRO category buying /spare parts management /supply chain operations is preferred
  • Experience in running category buying teams is preferred.
  • Indirect procurement buying experience is preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required.
  • Must have strong people management and development skills.
  • Must have strong communication and presentation skills and ability to interact with multiple teams and levels across the Organization.
  • Must be a strong influencer, strong planning/prioritization are critical to success.
  • Must be able to travel up to 20% to 30% to domestic (within Europe) and international (e.g. US) destinations.

Why to apply? : very interesting position for an open minded, results oriented  and pro active category manager with in depth business acumen.

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