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Global Category Lead - Logistics

Global Category Lead - Logistics

  • Location

    Frankfurt am Main

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    €100000 - €125000 per annum + plus bonus and benefits

  • Contact:

    Nick Cooke

  • Contact email:

    Nick.cooke@1st-executive.com

  • Salary high:

    125000

  • Salary low:

    100000

  • Job ref:

    J690984_1718189343

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2024-07-12

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Our global client, a leading force in automotive innovation, is embarking on a transformation journey and is in search of a Global Category Lead to join their team for Logistics and managing a team of 3 procurement specialists. This presents a unique opportunity to contribute to the establishment of a world-class global category management function.

Location: Germany - Munich or Frankfurt

Industry: Automotive

Our client is a Global leader in the automotive industry, dedicated to excellence, sustainability, and cutting-edge solutions. As part of a strategic initiative, they are building a global corporate function to optimize their procurement processes across various indirect categories.

As a Global Category Lead for Logistics Services , you will be instrumental in developing and implementing strategic procurement initiatives for Logistics Services. Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to enhance efficiency and drive cost savings. These roles present an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of a global transformation within the automotive industry.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Formulate and execute global category strategies for Logistics Services spend categories
  • Managing a team of 3 procurement professionals
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to understand business needs and market dynamics
  • Drive cost optimization, supplier performance, and innovation in indirect procurement
  • Lead supplier negotiations and establish strong, long-term partnerships
  • Contribute to the development of a world-class global category management function

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or similar
  • Proven experience in category management, particularly in logistics services
  • Solid understanding of procurement processes and best practices
  • Demonstrated success in driving strategic initiatives and process improvements
  • Excellent negotiation, communication, and stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

Be a part of our global team and make a lasting impact!