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Global Category Specialist - Raw Materials, €65k

Global Category Specialist - Raw Materials, €65k

  • Location

    Amsterdam, North Holland

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    €55000 - €65000 per annum + + package

  • Contact:

    Geoff Hunt

  • Contact email:

    geoff.hunt@1st-executive.com

  • Salary high:

    65000

  • Salary low:

    55000

  • Job ref:

    J689104GH_1652280723

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-06-10

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

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Role: Global Category Specialist - Raw Materials
Location: Amsterdam - 50% home office, with some global travel
Salary: Up to €65k + bonus

Excellent opportunity to join a FTSE 100, globally leading manufacturing company that is one of the foremost leaders in their field.

Could be the perfect role for a recent grad with 2-3 years of procurement experience? Exciting role to drive and develop your own Raw Materials category forward as a Category Specialist, you will use strategic sourcing methodologies and supplier stakeholder management principles to create and develop category plans. Further, as a Category Specialist, you will drive category outcomes by supervising and collaborating across the breadth of the business and externally.

Responsibilities:

  • Development, ownership and execution of short to mid-term (1-3 years) Category strategy utilising procurement processes (Product Sourcing, Supplier Selection, Negotiations, Supplier Performance Management, Contact Management, Risk Management, etc)
  • Leverage SRM to drive innovation, sustainability and additional value to the category.
  • Identify cost-saving opportunities with the focus on TCO and efficiency improvements
  • Communicate and influence stakeholders at all levels to gain commitment to the category plan.
  • Collaborate with multiple levels of the company to ensure that global category plans use proper project management tools.
  • Using stakeholder and supplier networks, identify continuous improvement and step-change opportunities for product and service specifications.
  • Working with stakeholders, identify and quantify trade-offs between cost, quality, service and develop alternative options.
  • As part of the global category team, assist with shaping the development of category plans and strategies.
  • Work both independently and with Group Legal to negotiate favourable contract terms.

Requirements:

  • At least 2-3 years of relevant strategic procurement experience - perfect for recent grad
  • Strong stakeholder management, with excellent communication skills
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects, stakeholders and contract
  • Fluent English

If of interest, please apply to this advert ASAP