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Category Manager - Fleet

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Hamburg
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job reference: 349223/002_1541410555
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 05/11/2018

Location: Germany (Hamburg), Poland (Warsaw), Finnland (Helsinki), UK (Northhampton), Sweden (Stockholm), Denmark (flexible), France (Oberne), Switzerland (Ziegelbrücke), Norway (Oslo)

On behalf of my client, a very successful global Food and Beverage company, I am searching for a Category Manager with experience in fleet and strong analytical skills.

The Category Manager (CM) codevelop and execute the category strategies for procuring of the whole non-logistics car fleet about 6'500 vehicles (Buy and Lease). Operational responsibility of this role will be the Western Europe region and the Eastern Europe region (mainly Russia) but with influence on the global strategy.

The CM role is responsible for understanding my clients business and the relevant market places in Western and Eastern Europe with the goal to full-fill regional and local purchasing needs. The position contains a high level of stakeholder management.

The CM role is responsible for tasks related to RFX projects, vendor management and engagement with partners as well as aligning with business function of future demand.

The position is expected to provide high quality service to the internal customers as well as actively drive cost improvement across all levers. S/he will have wide interaction with stakeholders including Global Category Directors, local Procurement personnel, Regional and local CXO, as well as, with other relevant stakeholders in my clients business. S/he must ensure that the maximum value is being extracted through sound stakeholder engagement, value propositions to suppliers, robust procedures, and compliance with group contracts and policies.

The CM role is responsible for creation of the frame agreements and catalogues required to ensure Indirect services are delivered to my clients organisation is an efficient and effective manner.

Functional skills:

· Extensive experience within the category on a regional level

· Analytical drive to independently perform market and industry analysis

· Thorough knowledge about governance/policies & procedures and how to actively use them to drive value

· General knowledge and experience to conduct spend & demand analysis

· Strong analytical skills to leverage quantitative & qualitative information to assess, screen and select suppliers, e.g. through TCOs

· Solid experience in RFx related support including optimal execution

· Common knowledge about e-auction development and execution

· Direct experience with contract planning, negotiations and execution

· Experience with Supplier Relationship Management

· Experience with catalogue management


· Minimum 5-10 years relevant experience within Indirect Procurement

· International work experience in large international companies


· A higher theoretical and commercial background, equivalent to a tertiary education.

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