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Global Category Manager IT

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Milan
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: 445633/002_1559147365
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 29/05/2019

As a trusted category manager, you are accountable for the overall performance of the IT category 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:

  • Developing market expertise within your lead buyer team
  • 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 industrial companies with whom we partner
  • Supporting your lead buyers negotiations and strategy results, challenging where needed
  • Participating to the yearly budget preparation and ensuring the follow-up on actuals
  • You are convinced that managing your team is about coaching them to help them grow into stronger professionals.

You are driving compliance and efficiency, making sure that applicable purchasing tools/systems for the category are actually used and the Global Purchasing Policy, implemented. You manage risks by transverse analysis, including supplier risk profile, and you understand that as an employee, you will uphold health & safety and ethical standards at all times, treating your stakeholders accordingly.

Your profile

  • 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 aware of the environment with an innovative mindset
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