The Swiss-based family owned company Bühler is a global, industrial solutions provider for processing foods and manufacturing advanced materials, contributing to food security and high energy efficiency.
Around 65% of the worldwide harvested grain is processed on Bühler mills, around 50% of all car taillamps or headlamps are getting metallized on Bühler machines.
Every day, billions of people come into contact with Bühler technologies to cover their basic needs for foods, mobility, or communication.
Our Supply Chain Management team is seeking to hire a Global Category Manager with a wide range of responsibilities including, but not limited to : Global Category Manager (m / f) Uzwil Duties
Analyze the category markets on a global scale
Develop category strategies in accordance with the Global Procurement Strategy
Define the category supplier portfolio for the regions and local markets together with the Sales & Service organization
Negotiate corporate frame agreements (CFAs) and prices globally
Lead global Requests for Quotation (RFQ’s) and cost reduction projects
Drive cross-functional tasks and moderate between different stakeholders
Rate suppliers within the Supplier Relationship Management tool (SRM)
Manage and maintain all category related data
Support and lead claim management within the 8D-Process
Master’s or Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Engineering, Business Studies or a related field
Minimum 5 years of experience in procurement, category management (or equivalent)
Ideally with experience in the machinery industry
Technical (Electrical Engineering, Automation or Drive Technology) and commercial knowledge covering multiple disciplines
Very good contract and negotiation skills as well as analytical and conceptual skills
Strong planning, organizing and priority-setting skills
Ability to work on multiple projects in a highly structured and organized manner within an interdisciplinary environment and a matrix organization
Excellent problem-solving and project management skills in an international environment
Very good written and oral communication skills in English and German and preferably a third language e.g. Spanish, Italian or Chinese
Proficient in using Microsoft Office tools
Highly proactive, driven, motivated and flexible
What we offer
International, successful company with sustainable prospects for the future
Wide technical & modern environment with interesting challenges
Professional environment with an open communication culture
Exciting development and training opportunities
Great, dynamic work environment
In case you do identify yourself in this profile and want to work in a successful team, we are looking forward to your application.
The next step is yours! Contact Theresa Keil