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Group Senior Manager, Procurement, Direct Category

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Geneva
  • Salary: £180000 per annum, Benefits: 20% bonus
  • Job reference: TLMS
  • Sector: Procurement, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 03/08/2017
Group Senior Manager: Procurement, Direct Category Required: Geneva, Switzerland.


Newly created position as this company is growing and building a talented and passionate Group Procurement Team.



  • The Senior Direct Category Manager will lead the direct procurement category within the group (technology hardware, alarms, video surveillance, smart home technology, electronics manufacturing, electronics components)
  • Definition of the Strategic Sourcing Guidelines and Targets by type of spend
  • Definition, Implementation and Execution of the Procurement Master Plan by category/region

  • Execution of the Annual Savings Plan
  • Acquisition of products and services, for monitoring the performance of major contracts, and the overall category cost control.

  • The Senior Direct Category Manager will oversee a purchase volume of circa EUR 300 m per annum with 10% of YOY saving target, as well a 20-30 providers

  • Implementation of a Global Category Management practice within the Group for Direct expenditures
  • Savings over 10% of the total volume of renegotiated purchases annually

The successful candidate will coordinate and lead the team of direct Procurement managers and senior buyers (initially 4 line reports), located mainly in Sweden and Spain, to ensure a timely and efficient implementation an execution. He/she will also support our Regional Procurement Managers and our CPO on strategic projects.


Experience Required:

  • A University degree (Bachelor or equivalent), ideally in Engineering, Business Administration, IT, Physics or similar.

  • Circa 7-10 years cumulative experience working in the Purchasing Department of international and fast paced companies.
  • Very strong experience and knowledge of technology purchasing processes around Hardware solutions such as consumer electronics, Mobile Devices and Manufacturing of electronics products.

  • ERP’s experience, programs and specific solutions in Purchasing
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver against KPI’s

This is a unique opportunity to be part of a transformational growth story, to be instrumental in the development of our Procurement Function, and be part of a growing, ambitious high-performing company that is the market leader in Europe and a very important player in LATAM.

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