Procurement Category Manager TB772

Procurement Category Manager TB772

26 mar

26 mar



Position Summary

The Procurement Category Manager is responsible to source and procure goods and services needed to ensure logistics activities and operational efficiency for the Supply Chain Area.

Defines and applies the strategy of acquisition of goods and services for categories under his management for example: freight, small parcel couriers, packaging, racking, engineering services, IT and furniture.

Key Accountabilities

- Responsible for the development, implementation, management, and performance of sourcing strategies within a given Category, to meet business goals and objectives.

- Manages the assessment, selection and development of strategic suppliers to meet commodity cost and performance goals.

- Managing supplier relationships, performing root cause analysis and resolutions, developing and monitoring supplier improvement plans

- Establishes a strong network and fosters collaboration with customers, suppliers, key stakeholders and team members.

- Researches and benchmarks current commodity market conditions/trends, developing technologies, supply chain capacity/capability, product knowledge, customer requirements and supply/demand challenges.

- Responsible for the procurement of contracts including the management of cost, schedule and performance parameters. Developing contract specifications, work statements, and terms & conditions.

- Develops bid packages, conducts bidders’ conferences, analyses and evaluates proposals, negotiates subcontract provisions, selects or recommends subcontractors, writes awards, and manages resulting subcontracts

- Maintains vendor performance database and report metrics to Supply Chain management.

Budget managed (if applicable)

Logistics consumables P&L;, Freight

Internal Networking/Key relationships

To be determined based on department needs, to include interactions such as:

- Planning, Freight & Customs, Distribution Centers

- Marketing, Service, Finance and QA/RA

- IT

- Legal

Skills & Capabilities:

- Customer Focus: Ensuring that the internal or external customer’s perspective is a driving force behind strategic priorities, business decisions, organizational processes, and individual activities, crafting and implementing service practices that meet customers’ and own organization’s needs; promoting and operationalizing customer service as a value.

- Decision Making: Identifying and understanding problems and opportunities by gathering, analyzing, and interpreting quantitative and qualitative information; choosing the best course of action by establishing clear decision criteria, generating and evaluating alternatives, and making timely decisions; taking action that is consistent with available facts and constraints and optimizes probable consequences.

- Driving for Results: Setting high goals for personal and group accomplishment; using measurement methods to monitor progress toward goals; tenaciously working to meet or exceed goals while deriving satisfaction from that achievement and continuous improvement.

- Driving Innovation: Creating an environment (culture) that inspires people to generate novel solutions with measurable value for existing and potential customers (internal or external) ; encouraging experimentation with new ways to solve work problems and seize opportunities that result in unique and differentiated solutions.

- Emotional Intelligence Essentials: Establishing and sustaining trusting relationships by accurately perceiving and interpreting own and others’ emotions and behavior; leveraging insights to effectively manage own responses so that one’s behavior matches one’s values and delivers intended results.

Min Knowledge & Experience required for the position:

- Education : Business/Engineering/Supply Chain degree,

- Experience: Minimum 5 years in procurement organizations.

- Additional Skills/Knowledge: Proven excellent procurement skills. Strong problem-solving skills and ability to prioritize multiple projects. Requires advanced customer service skills. Knowledge of Business Intelligence software is a plus (Power BI, Qlik Sense) Requires expertise in operating Microsoft Office programs. Language: English and Spanish. A third European language highly recommended

International Mobility:

- Required: No

Travel requirements:

- Up to 40% of time

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