Category Specialist Electrification Materials, EMEA

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As the Electrification Regional Category Specialist for Materials (EMEA), you are responsible for support of the Category Strategies and executing a pipeline of small and medium value initiatives in EMEA. Based on your deep data analysis skills and commitment in the area of MRO, Safety Items, Consumption Materials and other production related C-parts you are proactively identifying opportunities to support delivery the overall Category performance and savings targets. The job role requires high communication and analytic skills, offering possibility of project-based cooperation with high level stakeholders and business representatives.

Thanks to your strong analytic and communication you ensure support to deliver value through the support of Category Strategy implementation and small, medium value initiatives.

Your responsibilities
  • Accountable for support of long-term Category Strategy implementation for the EMEA and the development of an annual pipeline of tactical category initiatives
  • Working in close collaboration with the production sites on the continuous improvement of our Integrated Supply Chain Solutions program and the related RACI/business process to translate them into clear, practical guidance for key Procurement and functional colleagues in the EL sites.
  • Understanding business priorities and challenges and supporting successful realization of the Category Strategy by building strong partnerships across geographically dispersed stakeholders and engaging with local Procurement. Also being able to act with diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Working closely with HSE to ensure our employees in the sites have high level quality supply and best service when it comes personal protective equipment and safety items such as masks in terms of COVID-19.
  • Ensuring a robust approach to supplier management, establishing value creation targets and reporting of supplier performance, developing innovation programs, managing supplier risks and conducting regular business reviews.
  • Proactively driving/supporting demand management to reduce our overall external spend with third parties and create a true EBITDA impact – e.g. the implementation of vending machines or implementation of modern tool crib design.
  • Support the roll out of punchout catalogues and the Amazon Business marketplace to ensure a high level of hands-free ordering and a reduction of tactical sourcing to the minimum in the countries using SAP Ariba or alternative ERP solutions.
  • Supporting control on supplier and material master data to allow for sourcing automation and running RfQs/eAuctions in SAP Ariba.
Your background
  • University degree, with business or engineering degree preferable
  • 2+ years of operational procurement experience or equivalent extensive experience working in the category for which the role is intended to support.
  • Excellent communication and project management skills with an ability to lead and coordinate cross-functional teams and deliver tactical initiatives, in a truly global, fluid, interactive environment
  • Ability for financial and business acumen and capability in negotiation, change management and stakeholder management
  • Proficient in business English (C1) and German (B2/C1)
  • Strong result-orientation
  • Strong data analytic skills
  • Locations: Germany or Poland
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