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Global Category Manager - Direct - €100-€125k

Global Category Manager - Direct - €100-€125k

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

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    Nick Cooke

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    about 2 months ago

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Our global client, a key player in the automotive sector, is undergoing a transformative phase, and we're looking for talented individuals to join their team as Global Category Managers. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the establishment of a world-class global category management function.

Position: Global Category Manager (Multiple Openings)

Location: Germany - ideally Munich or Frankfurt

Industry: Automotive

Our client is a leader in the automotive industry, committed to innovation, sustainability, and excellence. As part of a strategic initiative, they are building a global category management function to optimize their supply chain and procurement processes.

As a Global Category Manager, you will play a pivotal role in shaping and implementing category strategies for key direct categories such as metals (aluminium / Steel), fasteners, plastics, and more. You will work closely with cross-functional teams, fostering collaboration and driving impactful change. This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of a global transformation within the automotive industry.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute global category strategies aligned with overall business objectives
  • Drive cost optimization, innovation, and sustainability within the supply chain
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to understand business needs and market trends
  • Lead supplier negotiations and establish long-term partnerships
  • Contribute to the development of a best-in-class global category management function


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or related field (MBA preferred)
  • Proven experience in category management within the automotive industry
  • Strong knowledge of direct categories such as metals, plastics, electronics, etc.
  • Demonstrated success in driving change and implementing strategic initiatives
  • Excellent negotiation, communication, and stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

If you are a results-driven, strategic thinker with a passion for procurement and catgeory management, I want to hear from you!

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