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Global Category Manager - Indirect - €95,000-€125,000 + Bens

Global Category Manager - Indirect - €95,000-€125,000 + Bens

  • Location

    Germany

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    €95000 - €120000 per annum + plus bonus and benefits

  • Contact:

    Nick Cooke

  • Contact email:

    Nick.cooke@1st-executive.com

  • Job ref:

    J690984_1706528959

  • Published:

    28 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2024-02-28

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Are you ready to revolutionize procurement in the automotive industry? Our global client, a leading force in automotive innovation, is embarking on a transformative journey and is in search of skilled individuals to join their team as Global Category Managers for indirect categories. This presents a unique opportunity to contribute to the establishment of a world-class global category management function.

Position: Global Category Manager - Indirect Categories (Multiple Openings)

Location: Germany - Munich or Frankfurt

Industry: Automotive

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

As a Global Category Manager for Indirect Categories, you will be instrumental in developing and implementing strategic procurement initiatives for non-production-related goods and 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 indirect spend categories
  • 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 a related field (MBA preferred)
  • Proven experience in category management, particularly in indirect categories
  • 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

If you're a strategic thinker with a passion for optimizing procurement processes in indirect categories, we want to hear from you!

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