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Senior Global Chemicals Category Manager

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Location: Vienna, Austria

Salary: 90,000 + 10%

Pod Talent are currently working with a Global Packaging Organisation in Austria on a Senior Global Category Manager Chemicals position. With this position, you will be expected to deliver strategic solutions to consolidate supplier base and define, measure, analyse and improve supply chain processes within your allocated Chemical/Raw Material Category. This role will report to the VP Procurement Raw Materials.

This business is a leader in Packaging serving across all continents. An incredible time to join the business with its continued push for sustainability and innovations into recycled packaging, they offer an entrepreneurial and employee centric environment with opportunity to bring new ideas and to challenge the business status quo. 

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement category sourcing strategy and contractual framework for a cost efficient and reliable supply of the goods and services for chemicals

  • Establish and maintain effective strategic relationships to perform supplier relationship management including conducting regular supplier evaluations, performance benchmarking and risk management

  • Develop, define, implement and measure cost saving activities to reach optimum purchasing conditions

  • Collaboration on planning, budgeting and analysis tasks

  • Negotiation of contracts with global and regional suppliers and support local procurement

  • Establish a supplier base to ensure optimal availability of materials and services

  • 15% Global Travel 

 Key Requirements:

  • Degree level educated in relevant discipline e.g. Business, Economics, Chemistry, Supply Management.

  • Minimum 8 working years+ exp. in Raw materials/Direct/Chemical procurement

  • Strong background within Chemical industry

  • Exceptional organisation skills with solid planning ability

  • Strong analytical skills with a deep understanding of financial analysis

  • Entrepreneurial Mindset

  • Self motivated & hard worker

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.