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Global Category Manager - Polymers

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Luxembourg
  • Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum
  • Job reference: 434633/001_1557498294
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 10/05/2019

A Global packaging is looking for a Global Category Manager for Polymers/Inks to join their growing central procurement function in Luxembourg. The company is experiencing a period of growth through a widening product range and industry reach. The are looking for someone to lead the the global strategic sourcing for for the defined category and help to build a more mature coordinated strategy.

The role:

  • Responsibility for development and implementation of global strategy polymers/inks/dyes

  • Tracking and expanding existing global supplier network

  • Manage global relationships with key suppliers and internal stakeholders

  • Leading negotiation of critical, long-term contracts

  • Extending global procurement strategy to local plant level sourcing

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Strong strategic sourcing competencies, preferably within a packaging environment

  • Ability to work with a complex, international supplier base for polymers and dyes

  • Experience managing complex teams

  • Excellent negotiation, leadership and communication skills

  • Previous strategic sourcing experience on a global scale

  • Fluent in English

We are searching for talented procurement professionals, who can help shape a business critical category through industry and product specific knowledge. Specific experience sourcing for polymers and pigments within a packaging industry is preferred.


  • Shape a business critical category

  • Travel opportunities globally

  • Direct contribution to overall purchasing strategy

  • Opportunity to grow into Director level position

  • Freedom to implement your own strategic ideas

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