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Global Category Manager CAPEX

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Milan
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: 412953/001_1552065257
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 08/03/2019

We are currently working on a very exciting role, ideal for a procurement professional from a technical background, to take on a global purchasing position. The company, boasting almost 10,000 employees worldwide, develop and manufacture innovative solutions across the automotive and tooling industries. Continuing to develop their product portfolio across core technologies, they are a truly international company - present in over 30 countries worldwide.

The role:

  • Responsible for the Strategic Purchasing of CAPEX products focusing on tooling, machining and all manufacturing site purchasing globally

  • Utilising Total Cost Philosophy to optimise purchasing strategy

  • Lead supplier selection, all the way through to negotiation and contract implementation

  • Expand the Global supplier network - leading supplier visits and audits

  • Cross-functional team engagement, challenging engineering on technical product design

  • Responsible for a global team of 4FTE

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Procurement experience within an Industrial Company e.g. Manufacturing, Automotive

  • A mechanical background (degree/diploma/apprenticeship) is required

  • Analytical mind-set - ability to critically evaluate proposed solutions from Engineering

  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment under short time constraints

  • Proven negotiation skills

We are looking for someone, with strong technical competencies, who would thrive in a demanding, high-pressure environment. As a procurement role that engages heavily with the engineering department - the ideal candidate should have great technical and communication skills (with the ability to challenge engineering to ensure an optimised design) and be comfortable at expressing and communicating ideas, simplifying complex tasks.


  • Engage directly with a Global supplier network

  • High visibility role, in a matrix environment

  • Variety of highly-technical projects, across a number of major customers

  • Play a major part in innovative technology development

  • Structured Pension fund program

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