Category Manager
Vitesco Technologies
Ghimbav, Brasov, RO
4 zile în urmă

The Purchasing Category Manager is actively supporting the Lead Category Management in defining a fitting supplier strategy and takes over responsibility for negotiations with suppliers to achieve best market conditions in the respective area.

Your tasks will be including :

  • Supporting the development of material and suppliers’ strategy by conducting market analysis, closely collaborating with cross-functional partners as well as documenting and implementing accordingly
  • Initiation of the new Supplier Introduction Process
  • Definition of the annual supplier list for the respective material groups
  • Actively influencing the sourcing process during development phase through supplier selection, negotiating prices and commercial conditions
  • Performing annual negotiations to constantly improve the cost situation in case of an escalation, including negotiating changes with suppliers and applying negotiation concepts
  • Ensuring fulfillment of all necessary requirements by negotiating and concluding legally binding contracts with the respective suppliers
  • Ensuring in-time implementation of correct data in the respective IT-systems
  • Responsible for monthly controlling and correction of data and target achievement
  • Supplier risk management including backup planning
  • Support the budget process
  • Job Requirements :

  • Completed degree in economics, engineering or in a similar field of study
  • Several years of professional experience in the area of Category Management
  • Several years of experience in the development of strategic approaches and conducting negotiations
  • Very good knowledge of the MS Office programs
  • Business fluent English language skills (written and spoken)
  • Experienced in intercultural, worldwide collaborations
  • Very good negotiation skills
  • Independent, structured and analytical way of working as well as the ability to capture complex information and present it visually
  • Willingness to travel (up to 20 percent, internationally)
  • What we offer :

  • Integration Program in a professional, young and dynamic team
  • Competitive Salaries (based on performance) & Benefits
  • Health & Wellness (Private Healtg and Dental Insurance, Sport activities etc.)
  • Proffesional Development Opportunities
  • Stability
  • International work environment
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