Global Category Manager - Digital & Outsourcing

Location
Netherlands, South Holland, Den Haag
Salary
€100000 - €120000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted
20 Apr 2019
Closes
04 Jun 2019
Ref
7410.1
Contact
Rikard Lenkler
Specialist Area
Category Manager, Procurement
Function
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Global Category Manager - Digital

Global Mechanical Engineering Company

Location - Leiden Area, NL

Salary - €100k-€120k + Bonus & Benefits

Contact - Rikard, JobsRL@bramwithconsulting.co.uk

This global mechanical engineering company is currently undergoing a period of transformation and digitalization across the business and all its core product lines. With huge investments being made into increasing the digital platforms for the business and implementing more automated controls for its products, the business is in need of a Global Category Manager to handle the increasing Digital Spend as well as lead critical large scale outsourcing projects with engineer suppliers that can provide the relevant services such as 3rd party manufacturing, software development and research.

This is a critical business spend that has yet to be managed at a global level and has significant opportunity for synergies, cost reduction and performance improvement. The aim of the global category manager is to provide oversight to the local purchasing teams across the world and begin to professionalise the business' approach to procurement. You will be covering a range of products and services including Digital, Electronics and 3rd party Outsourcing.

As the Global Category Manager - Digital you will:

  • Establish a global category management strategy and global supplier base for key Digital and Electronics spend areas
  • Work closely with project teams to deliver to specific requirements of NPD projects
  • Work closely with local purchasing teams to identify areas for improvement and global capability
  • Develop a strong relationship with service suppliers for provision of outsourced engineering services, software development and digital optimization
  • Build relationships and commitment with stakeholders across the global business to drive new category strategy
  • Develop and implement a global supplier management and performance monitoring tool

As the Global Category Manager - Digital you will require the following Skills and Qualifications:

  • Proven experience of Procurement and Commodity or Category Management of Digital services within an Engineering or Production environment
  • Previous experience working in a heavy production, engineering or similar industry
  • Ability to work in a transformational procurement environment with little processes and policies in place
  • Able to work as part of a global procurement team managing a virtual team of local purchasers
  • Experience in managing outsourced services suppliers on a regional and global level
  • Degree qualified; preferably in Mechanical or Electronical Engineering or similar qualification
  • Other qualification in Procurement or Project Management also highly desirable
  • Must speak fluent English; other European languages highly desirable

This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing organization in the process of setting up procurement from the ground up and reporting directly to the Chief Procurement Officer. You will be directly responsible for setting the strategy and direction of your category area to ensure maximum performance and profitability and long-term success of the procurement department.

If you have the relevant experience of procurement and commodity/category management in the heavy industry, then do not hesitate to get in touch and send your CV to Rikard on JobsRL@bramwithconsulting.co.uk

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