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Global Indirect Category Manager

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    Josh Uwemedimo

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    +44 (0) 20 3627 2420

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    24 days ago

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​Location: Luxembourg or Munich, Germany

Pod Talent are currently working with a Global Fortune 10 E-Commerce in Luxembourg or Munich, Germany on a Global Indirect Category Manager 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 Indirect Category. This role will be reporting to the Global Category Lead.

This business is a leader in its space and a true pioneer in innovation. With nearly 600,000 employees and a revenue of $350bn, they are truly an established brand globally. With a continued expansion plan, it is an incredibly exciting environment for professionals that are driven by excellence.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish strong relationships with internal business stakeholders, building strong strategic business direction, requitements, and priorities across assigned spend categories (HR, Professional Services, Legal, Tax, Travel, Temp Labour, Construction, Facilities, Software)

  • Develop global sourcing strategies that delivers against business objectives.

  • Use industry cost models and benchmarking analysis to evaluate supplier performance.

  • Manage sourcing and supplier engagement activities including RFx, spend pattern analysis, contract analysis, bid evaluation, negotiations, and supplier consolidation.

  • Work cross functionally and provide guidance to internal stakeholders on procurement strategies.

Key Requirements:

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

  • Minimum 7 years strategic sourcing experience with 4 years in indirect Procurement

  • Experience working in a large, matrix organisation working in a non-mandated procurement organisations

  • Strong analytical skills with a deep understanding of financial analysis

  • Proven Negotiator

  • Self motivated & hard worker

  • Growth Mindset

  • German Speaking

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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.