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Local Category Manager

Local Category ManagerTake your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.

In this role, as a Local Category Manager you will develop, plan and implement the SCM strategy focused on optimizing costs, quality, delivery and reliability of suppliers and supplied products for an assigned category for Process Automation Business Area in Chongqing, China. Reporting to the SCM Manager, you will ensure execution in accordance with instructions and procedures from the company, the Procurement & Logistics function, and supply base management.

Your responsibilities
  • Implementing effective sourcing strategies in line with the continuous improvement process sourcing process and business strategy, ensuring that suppliers can meet current and future business requirements, as well as ensuring that all relevant parties grasp strategies and execute processes accordingly
  • Managing the planning and tracking of procurement activities, cost budgets, emerging country spending and savings forecasts
  • Buying in accordance with quality and commercial procedures and company guidelines in order to minimize quality and financial risks
  • Negotiating with main suppliers, and periodically renewing price lists, terms and conditions
  • Adapting corporate contractual frameworks to local business needs, and recommending frame agreements to management and executing them, as well as providing oversight and contract management with suppliers
  • Choosing appropriate suppliers (focusing on quality, delivery, cost and sustainability) in accordance with company policies
  • Defining and establishing local standard agreements with all major suppliers, while providing and maintaining standard terms in purchase contracts/terms and conditions in line with company directives and guidelines
  • Designing and implementing cost-out programs and/or processes to reach financial targets
Your background
  • 5-10+ years of significant experience in sourcing and quality assurance, having experience in digitization and sustainability is preferred
  • Knowledge on procurement systems (ERP or others) as well as Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • A university and above with good knowledge of business administration, project management
  • A solution-focused approach and strong written and spoken communication skills in English, in addition to local language
  • Ability to combine the strategic thinking with tactical daily work, having excellent reporting skills, with frequent travelling
  • Possessing problem solving skills and accountability, analytical capabilities to perform analyses on spend and market data, and supplier proposals
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Sick pay
  • Medical insurance
  • Meal allowance
More about us

ABB Turbocharging manufactures and maintains turbochargers for engines on ships, power stations, diesel locomotives and large, off-highway vehicles. We strive to be a trusted partner in supporting our customers transit towards sustainable industries with innovative technology, expertise and smart solutions. We look forward to receiving your application (documents submitted in English are appreciated). If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website.

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