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Global Category Manager - Utilities / Energy

Global Category Manager - Utilities / Energy

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

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    Nick Cooke

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    25 days ago

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Gear up for an exhilarating ride with a Global automotive powerhouse and one of our esteemed clients. They're in the fast lane of a transformation journey in procurement, and they're on the lookout for Global Category Lead for Utilities / Energy.

Our clients commitment to innovation and technological advancements in the automotive industry is well respected! There commitment to sustainability is key and have exciting targets and plans that you will be instrumental within!

Location and Perks:

  • This exciting role is based in Germany, ideally commutable within Frankfurt or Munich.
  • Embrace the flexibility of hybrid working arrangements.
  • Unlock excellent growth opportunities and be part of this exciting journey!

Your Role:


  • Command the definition and maintenance of a catalog of standardized products and services, orchestrating the perfect harmony with functional counterparts.

Demand Management:

  • Inject energy into spend benchmarks, inspiring a reduction revolution.
  • Steer Finance/Controlling through budget reviews with the finesse of a maestro.

Supplier Selection:

  • Become the star of supplier evaluation, curating the elite bidders list.
  • Craft business cases that resonate and prepare approvals

RfQ Process:

  • Direct the program RfQ package, igniting a symphony of quotations.
  • Evaluate quotes and negotiate contracts, sharing supplier quote revelations with Category Management.


  • Take center stage in selecting suppliers for the grand award.
  • Choreograph approvals and sign contracts, maintaining a comprehensive supplier database.

Global Category Strategy:

  • Set the stage for the future, defining preferred supplier set requirements.
  • Design category guidelines and frame conditions that steal the spotlight.
  • Ignite spend productivity ambitions and initiatives that take the audience's breath away.

Supplier Set Management:

  • Curate the supplier set, negotiating and signing frame contracts with suppliers that harmonize with their vision.

Supplier Evaluation:

  • Take a bow as you annually evaluate suppliers using a standard methodology.
  • Engage in discussions on evaluation results and action plans, ensuring preferred suppliers are in perfect tune.

Spend Productivity:

  • Lead a sensational performance with action plans that unveil cost improvements.
  • Conduct a spectacular category-wide spend analytics show for continuous enhancements.

Does this sound like you?

Global procurement and category management prowess, Commanding a deep understanding of one of the desired indirect categories: Utilities/Energy. Your knowledge is the key to orchestrating success. Showcasing your negotiation finesse by revealing your track record in managing supplier contracts, turning every negotiation into a standing ovation. Spotlighting your analytical prowess, unveiling insights that resonate and guide strategic decisions. Weaving your magic with naturally excellent communication and presentation skills, captivating any audience with your charisma.

Embark on this incredible journey and redefine the future of automotive procurement together!