Global Category Manager
ABB
Turgi, Aargau, Switzerland
vor 35 Tg.

Our product group Traction has a leading position in the development, production and service of traction converters and solutions for new rail vehicles including retrofit projects.

Our portfolio includes traction and onboard converters that range from just a few kW to several MW. Our products can be found in light rail vehicles, regional trains, locomotives and other rail applications all over the world.

With our highly available and energy efficient traction technologies, we provide solutions for a sustainable mobility.

Tasks :

As category manager you will develop, plan and implement supply chain Management strategy and focus on optimizing cost, quality, delivery and reliability of suppliers and supplied products for an assigned category or group of categories.

In your role you will have the following responsibilities.

  • Manage planning and tracking of procurement activities, cost, budgets, emerging country spending and saving forecasts.
  • Minimize risk regarding quality and financial exposure by buying in accordance with quality and commercial procedures and in avoidance with company guidelines.
  • Negotiate agreements with main suppliers and periodically renew price list, terms and conditions.
  • Adapt corporate contractual framework to the local business needs. Recommend frame agreements to management and execute upon approval.
  • Provide ongoing oversight and contract management with suppliers
  • Ensure identification, investigation and selection of appropriate suppliers
  • Design and implement cost-out programs and / or process to reach financial targets
  • Apply and implement SCM standards, tolls and processes focused on business continuity for the assigned commodity or group of commodities.
  • Ensure the category sourcing performance targets are achieved.
  • The role require travels up to 30%

    Requirements :

    To be successful in this role you hold a university degree in electrical or mechanical engineering or Business Administration combined with a minimum of 5 years’ experience from supply chain management.

    Furthermore the role requires that you have a strong leadership and negotiating skills and previous experience working with change management.

    We are an international business therefore excellent intercultural sensitivity in combination with excellent communication skills is crucial for the job.

    For this positions fluent in English is mandatory, German would be considered advantage.

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