Do you want to establish close relationships within the global Grundfos organization and gain a broad network where you have touchpoints that go beyond Purchasing and your own categories? Then join the EMEA Group Purchasing team as a Category Manager (CM).
”We are a strong team and enjoy a good working atmosphere. A high level of trust, respect, and good relationships are some of the ingredients. While being spread all over Europe, we have a high team spirit and we are closely connected. We meet on a regular basis in online meetings to review progress on our projects, to keep each other up to date and to foster team spirit. And now and then, we meet face to face in smaller groups or with the entire team - depending on the projects we are working on”, David, Senior Purchasing Manager, explains.
What is the job about?
As our Senior Category Manager, you are responsible to deliver consistently high customer satisfaction on behalf of Group Purchasing and the business performance units. You conduct Value Based Sourcing within the Category and optimize continuously the Operational Excellence, Innovation and Sustainability delivered from your Suppliers. You ensure the optimization of your area of responsibility from a total cost of ownership perspective.
The key activities in that role are described in the following:
Strategic sourcing related activities
- Responsible to develop category strategy
- Execution of category strategy by using the existing Purchasing Tools
- Drive and execute supplier negotiations
- Responsible for the tendering process (eRFI & RFQs and e-auctions)
- Gain and establish in-depth market knowledge
- Select supplier and negotiate overall purchase conditions (projects, re-source, etc)
- Oversee and optimize supplier portfolio
- Responsible for the contract coverage
- Responsible for cost out activities
- Supplier approval.
Supplier Relationship Management related activities:
- Responsible for the performances of suppliers (e.g. on-time deliveries, quality)
- Regular follow-up with suppliers on performance against target and agreed on development activities
- Drive, arrange and participate in system audits, CSR audits, etc
- Support supply chain improvements and initiatives in cooperation with local units
- Oversee suppliers' capacities and drives improvement initiatives
- Supports Product Development
- Secure deliverables on required VPC activities including approval of supply chain
- Ensure the classification of suppliers
- Create SRM strategies for key suppliers and relevant collaborative suppliers
- Drive and design supply chain solutions to support 48h deliveries
- Establish and drive a team of cross-functional key stakeholders
- Support Purchasing for Project sales with the right supplier portfolio.
Operational Procurement Management-related activities:
- Accountable for Vendor master data
- Accountable for Purchasing conditions.
Your main collaboration partners are Purchasing Management Region / Performance Units, Operations / Plants, Supply Chain, Quality, Group Purchasing, Product and Offerings Development, Engineering, Finance, Operations Strategy, Legal and Product and Program Managers.
What do you need to apply?
- Relevant commercial or technical education.
- At least 5 years of relevant experience within sourcing in a global organization.
- Experience in industry, large manufacturing environments.
- Experienced in communicating at the senior executive level as well as other levels internally as well as externally (typical counterpart in relationships and strategic negotiations will be managing directors or senior executives).
- Analytical and strategic thinking.
- Ability to lead complex processes or projects.
- Experience with SAP as ERP system is an advantage.
- You are able to communicate fluently in English and work in global organizations, across geographical and cultural difference.
“On a personal level, you enjoy relating and networking with stakeholders on all hierarchical levels. You are a good communicator and know how to persuade and influence others. Team-work, respect, and trust are important to you”, finishes David.
Furthermore, we offer you:
- Trusting, collaborative and friendly culture
- Endless learning possibilities
- International environment that value work-life balance
- Pleasant, comfortable and modern working place.
If the job sounds interesting, please forward your resume and cover letter as soon as possible by clicking on “Apply”.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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