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We are looking for a Category Manager who will support sourcing initiatives either under the leadership of a category manager or independently if under a defined threshold.
Purchase materials according to required technical specifications, price, delivery schedule and terms. Ensure purchasing activities align with corporate purchasing policies and procedures.
Support the development and implementation of regional / global sourcing strategies in close alignment with the regional / global Category leader.
Negotiate agreements with main suppliers, and periodically renews pricelists, terms and conditions.
Run benchmark studies for the category team and for specific sourcing initiatives
Create local contract amendments to frame agreements on behalf of a country and updates / maintains frame contracts.
Support regional / global sourcing initiatives within a defined set of categories, working closely with key stakeholders to implement regional category strategies
On-board new suppliers in close collaboration with the respective local buyer and runs regular supplier evaluations and provides supplier reports to Businesses and Category Managers.
Run regional sourcing initiatives under a defined threshold. Initiate purchase orders (PO) in the system, according to the Purchase Requisitions and in alignment with standard procedures, and confirm delivery with suppliers, monitors and tracks supplier performance to purchase order requirements.
Foster communication internally, externally, and between different Divisions, Business Units and Functions and support the implementation of PL activities and initiatives in the Region / Country.
Administration, Management Engineering or Mechanical Engineering background;
At least experience as sourcing management, category management, supply management;
Fluency in English and Italian;
Problem Solving Skills;
Ability to work in Matrix organizations.