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Global Category Manager MRO

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    Josh Uwemedimo

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    18 days ago

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​Pod Talent are currently working exclusively with a Global Chemicals Organisation in Germany on a Global Category Manager MRO position. In this role you will be responsible for enhancing total value procured from Indirect supply base by leading standardization and consolidation solutions globally while also defining, measuring, analysing and improving Supply Chain processes for the Indirect MRO Category. This role will be reporting into the Global Indirect Procurement Director.

This business is the leader in its market and has come out of Covid-19 in a strong position. An exciting business it has gone through major organisational changes that has opened several avenues for new employees to explore so it's a very exciting time to be joining the business. With a matrix structure in place, it is a very open culture where all of the teams work in close conjunction with one another, it's genuinely an enjoyable place to work and there are some great minds in the business to learn from.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Define strategy for Maintenance, Repair and Operating Supplies (MRO) Spend

  • Manage risk by analysing current/future market conditions and defining contingency plans to ensure critical supply needs are met

  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with key suppliers, providing high level of issue resolution where necessary (quality and service);

  • Negotiate category's procurement activities, strategic sourcing, supplier management and contract management

  • Drive efforts to understand internal customer needs and summarize business requirements as input into enterprise-wide sourcing efforts

  • Proactively engage internal stakeholders to align objectives, jointly develop category strategies and communicate market and sourcing information

  • Establish and evaluate performance metrics for category and own cost saving results

Key Requirements:

  • Degree level educated in relevant discipline e.g. Business, Economics, Engineering, Supply Management or Operations.

  • Strong background within a Manufacturing environment.

  • Strong analytical skills with a deep understanding of financial analysis

  • Self motivated & hard worker

  • Growth Mindset

Sound interesting? Please apply now or give Josh Uwemedimo a call on 02038796983 to discuss further .

Pod Talent are independent specialist recruiters in the Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics, Manufacturing and R&D space covering roles internationally from entry to board level. We recruit for roles including Supply Chain, Demand Planning, Inventory Management, Direct and Indirect Procurement, Category Management, Logistics, Distribution, Warehousing, Production, Packaging, NPD and Quality Assurance. Please visit our website for all of our vacancies.