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Global Category Manager IT

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Würzburg, Bayern
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job reference: 462933/001_1562946652
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 12/07/2019

We are working with a global building materials company as they set up a new centralised global procurement function in Germany. They are looking for an experienced IT Category manager to set up and lead the strategic sourcing for all software, services and hardware across all business sub-sections and business units.

The role:

- Lead the global strategic procurement across all business units

- Work with CIO to develop and select vendors for all products

- Develop and expand supplier base

- Run and lead all RFP and RFQs within IT space

- Play a role in shaping the long term strategy of a new procurement department


- 10+ years experience sourcing IT within a global matrix

- Experience working with monopoly and small specialist suppliers

- Proven negotiation skills

- Fluent in German and English

The ideal candidate should have extended experience sourcing all aspects if IT spend, previous experience in a greenfield/transformational environment is preferred. A candidate who can contribute to development and maturing of a growing critical business function.


- Responsible to grow and develop your own category space

- Develop and bring in new suppliers

- Directly impact the new centralised procurement function

- Competitive package options

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