Procurement Category Manager - Motors - EMEA

<p>Are you looking to take your procurement career to the next level? This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Procurement Category Manager who will be responsible for Motor categories within the EMEA region for a large international company.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p>


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Overview: <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Our client is a global manufacturing leader of highly technical and innovative industrial equipment that provides solutions touching many industries and over 150 + global markets.&nbsp;The company maintains market leading brands as well as an extensive sales and service organization. &nbsp;<br /><br />The company values its employees by building strong and long-lasting relationships through development and mentorship.&nbsp;&nbsp; They embrace a warm work environment which extends to their clients, leading to the achievement of long-lasting and value-driven relationships globally.</p> <p>As the Category Manager, you will hold responsibility for the regional development, execution and implementation of the global sourcing strategy.&nbsp; As an individual contributor, you will be hands on in all aspects of the procurement process including collaboration with key internal stakeholders across functions, as well as building and managing relationships with the many suppliers providing products.&nbsp;</p> <p>Career development is strong within this company, including the opportunity to widen your supply chain experience or move into their functions in the future, including the possibility to explore international roles.</p>
Responsibilities: <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Coordinates and executes strategies for assigned motor category within European region</li> <li>Ensures strong alignment with global counterparts</li> <li>Requests approval of strategies and preferred suppliers from procurement leadership</li> <li>Develops Annual Sourcing Effectiveness Plans in alignment with guidance and group targets</li> <li>Dotted line management of strategic buyers on site within EMEA region</li> <li>Builds strong and trusting relationship with over 100 suppliers through partnership culture, ensuring strong communication, and leading categories by value-based decisions not just pricing.&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Monitor the financial health and quality of the supply base and address risks.</li> <li>Identifies internal customer requirements across the entire organization and collaborates with internal customers to drive procurement value and customer satisfaction within the designated categories.</li> <li>Drive best solutions through ongoing category management, planning, mapping, budgeting, performance of supplier, compliance, spend management, market intelligence</li> <li>Manage new supplier selection projects, sourcing strategy, process for selection and improvement on process, negotiations and contract administration</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p>Qualifications and Skills</p> <ul> <li>Ability to develop and manage a large group of suppliers and coordinate sourcing activities for several sites within Europe </li> <li>Strong team player and able to work successfully in a multi-cultural environment</li> <li>A driven, target-focused self-starter with a proven track record in working independently</li> <li>Excellent communication skill and possess the ability to interact with stakeholders at all levels of the organization internationally</li> <li>Skilled negotiator with the ability to exert influence</li> <li>Experience with various purchasing software, excellent analytical abilities</li> <li>Ability to travel up to 75% (primarily within EMEA region)</li> <li>Fluent in oral and written English&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Valid driver&rsquo;s license, passport and clean background check&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Education and Abilities</p> <ul> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in engineering topics preferred</li> <li>At least 5 years of experience in regional category management in a heavy manufacturing industry</li> <li>Knowledge in motor manufacturing preferred</li> <li>Experience across several international countries required</li> <li>Experience working in a matrix organization helpful</li> </ul>