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Global Category Manager - Wound care system

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Ulm, Baden-Württemberg
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: 500693/001_1571670242
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 21/10/2019


I am working with a leading and multinational Medical device company going through significant expansion across all departments and are looking to further expand their procurement department in Germany. We are currently supporting this organisation in their search for experienced Direct Procurement Category Manager to work on strategic developments


  • Category Management for Direct Procurement for the area Wound Care (Medical technical systems and components, digital solutions, Non-wovens)
  • Define global category strategy incl. internal stakeholder and supplier strategy
  • Supply market research, supplier selection and Strategic Supplier Relationship Management
  • Design to Cost as part of new product development and launches
  • Negotiate and settle contracts with suppliers globally according to Medical Device Regulation
  • Continuously improve global categories and align global category team
  • Escalation and risk management in regard to suppliers and raw material

Skills and Experience Required

  • 5-8 Years Professional experience in procurement
  • Degree level education in Engineering
  • Experience working in Medical device, high technologies industry.
  • Excellent commercial and outstanding negotiation skills, ability to work independently, excellent communication, good judgement and persuasive power
  • Proven track record of having a Strategic mind set
  • English fluent, German at least intermediate

What this Job Offers You

  • Wide range of training opportunities and development prospects
  • Attractive remuneration and additional financial benefits
  • Flat hierarchies, short decision-making paths and the opportunity to contribute your own idea
  • Chance to work in an autonomously environment

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