CATEGORY MANAGER (with German) DB Global Technology is Deutsche Banks technology centre in Central and Eastern Europe. Opened in January 2014, the Bucharest office is constantly expanding.
DB Global Technology develops cutting-edge software applications for Deutsche Banks global operations and represents a platform for highly skilled software engineers.
The team members specialise in Software Application Development, IT Architecture, Quality Assurance and Testing, Functional / Business Analysis and Project Management.
Global Procurement is one of the newest departments providing procurement services (Strategic Procurement, Third Party Management and Procurement Operations) to Deutsche Bank business divisions across the globe.
THE GOAL : The Category Manager is accountable for supporting the sourcing vision and strategy to meet Deutsche Banks business goals.
Specifically, the Category Manager will need to have the experience and aptitude to support Deutsche Banks cost reduction programmes via the management and delivery of a number of strategic sourcing programmes across multiple categories of spend.
YOUR PROFILE We are looking for motivated candidates who are interested in : Leads the end-to-end execution and supports the development of Category-
based sourcing processes for assessing and fulfilling current and future sourcing needs Manages or supports sourcing activities across strategic and operational projects (e.
g. 0.5 mil E contracts) Liaises with globally spread internal clients identifies specific sourcing projects / initiatives for the year including expected savings, resource requirements and associated timescales for completion.
Focuses on rationalising the vendor base for a sub category and / or region whilst fostering supplier development through supporting the building of a world class internal vendor management capability Executes strategies to extract supply-
side savings and manage demand-side consumption in order to lower the Banks Total Cost of Ownership for external spend as it relates to the specified category Builds and maintains a robust understanding of the clients business strategy, key drivers and current issues to inform the development of product / service implementation strategies that will meet client needs, and which reflect external market trends, competition considerations, macro-
economic factors and DB strategic direction Collaborates with colleagues and influences activities to achieve positive outcomes in the interests of the wider DB business Reports and highlights operational, regulatory and other risks to the Global Category Managers.
Takes ownership for sourcing issues and actively participates in their resolution Actively supports knowledge management.
Continually scans the category and industry environment to gather insights, develops knowledge artefacts and shares with key stakeholders and colleagues.
Professional and personal requirements : 2 4 years of experience in a similar role 5-7 years of experience in Supply Chain Experience in managing complex sourcing projects Strong experience in commercial and contractual negotiations, driving contracts to signature, assuring legal and compliance alignments with corporate control functions.
Strong experience in the category managed. IT experience is highly regarded. Ability to politely disagree with pre-defined strategies and to propose convincing alternatives.
Optimist and self-organized with a solid Can-Do Attitude. Strategic Thinker as well as an executer with emphasis on getting things done in right quality and on time.
Successful, multi-year track record in a sourcing or a vendor management organisation Strong team player, able to work in virtual, global teams in a dual reporting matrix organisation Excellent relationship management, analytical, problem solving, financial management, strategic agility, communication, influencing and presentation skills Excellent communication skills (written / verbal for contract negotiations) High energy, flexible and with the ability to work in a fast-
paced and global business environment Working with SAP Ariba (or other Cloud based platforms for procurement). Deutsche Bank Education / Certification : Degree from an accredited university Language Skills : Proficient in English Fluent in German (verbal and written)
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