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Global Category Manager Finsihed Products

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Frankfurt am Main, Hessen
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: 465113/001_1563025247
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 13/07/2019

A rapidly growing and market leader in the Medical Device sector, are looking for a strategic and highly ambitious candidate to join their newly created Procurement Organisation, based in Frankfurt.

This is brand new position, to set up global Procurement, so that the organisation can achieve max cost saving forecasts; as they begin to innovate and continuously expand their headcount!

As a trusted category manager, you are accountable for the overall performance of the Finished Products Categories globally, be it on financial, quality, delivery time - and its related risk management.

As a consequence: You develop efficient relationships with & influence the suppliers ecosystem as well as your business partners (key users, head of platforms, divisions, sites) as prime stakeholders. You act on purchasing performance through the following levers:

  • Designing the category strategy aligned with your business partners, looking at innovation, best practices, TCO methodology and cost drivers to articulate it
  • Understanding, influencing and optimising the supply chain of the provider as a key lever for purchasing performance increase and risk management optimisation
  • Aligning and bench marking with other category managers, as well as with other companies with whom we partner
  • Participating to the yearly budget preparation and ensuring the follow-up on actuals

Your profile:

  • Must come from the Life Science sector - Medical/ Biotech/ Pharma/ Healthcare
  • You are driven and feel accountable for your area of responsibility, with a high level of autonomy
  • You have strong influencing and change management skills
  • You are strategic and innovative, so that you can grow and develop
  • You has extensive knowledge of Procurement in Finished Products, Product parts, Spare parts, etc.
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