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Indirect Category Manager

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: St. Gallen
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: BH28111702
  • Sector: Category Management, Procurement, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 28/11/2017
Indirect Category Manager

A leading industrial manufacturing company is seeking an experienced indirect category manager based near St. Gallen, Switzerland.

The company has recently acquired a number of smaller companies which has expanded them into new locations globally and as a result are restructuring the procurement department to develop a fresh global strategy.

  • Responsible for developing and managing the strategy for indirect categories including capital investment, professional services, and marketing.
  • Manage a buying team across indirect services.
  • Analyse current supplier base across indirect categories and assess new suppliers.
  • Control budget for indirect procurement through negotiations with suppliers.
Skills and Experience Required
  • Completed studies in Business to a Masters’ Degree level or equivalent qualification.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience purchasing indirect services, preferably in the manufacturing industry.
  • Management experience leading a team of 6 people.
  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Fluent in German and English.
What this Job Offers You
  • Manage an international team.
  • Opportunity for international travel.
  • Flexible working hours for the optimal balance between life and work.
  • Personal development through further training and education to enhance career progression.
  • Company health cover and pension plan.
  • Help with relocation.
How to apply

If you are interested in the position, or any future opportunities, please call Ben Hoban on +442037800034 or email

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