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Regional Category Manager - Professional Services

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Milano
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: JU16/04/2018
  • Sector: Category Management, Procurement, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 17/04/2018
Describe the job

A leading Transport manufacturer is seeking a new Category Manager for Professional Services to expand their indirect procurement team. Following a new Purchasing Director appointment, a restructuring of the indirect space has been a focus so it is a particularly exciting time to join the team. Based out of Milan, Italy, the company is a leading business in its market with a turnover of almost €8bn and employing over 30,000 people.

  • Leading the development of regional category strategy and converting strategies into sourcing and action plans
  • Part of the regional procurement/Europe organization reporting directly into Purchasing Director for Southern Europe
  • Responsible for developing, creating and managing key stakeholders
  • Directly responsible for handling indirect categories such as HR, Temp Labour, Professional Services
  • Runs big tenders of up to €80m
  • Create and manage contract suppliers, whilst also negotiating stakeholders in a number of locations
  • Drive Sourcing plan execution and negotiating new deals with vendors
Skills and Experience Required
  • 6 years’ experience in indirect categories with 4 years experience in HR/ Professional services specifically
  • Fluent English
  • Excellent Communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to manage senior level stakeholders
  • Analyse, identify and drive savings
  • Engineering background
We are looking for someone that can successfully work in a pressurized environment and can add great value to a fairly new indirect category. Bring important experience and to show the drive in getting the best results.

With excellent leadership programmes, this company is looking to find the next leader with a key internal value of organic growth. This role would suit someone with experience working in a matrix organization and cross functions.

What this Job Offers You

  • Travel opportunities.
  • Versatile health services
  • Flexible working hours
  • Commitment to family-friendly processes
  • Company retirement plan
How to apply

If you are interested in this opportunity, or any other potential roles that may be available to you, apply below for a confidential discussion or contact me directly on +442037800035 

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