Sulzer Ltd. specializes in pumping solutions, rotating equipment maintenance and services as well as separation, reaction, and mixing technology in over 180 locations worldwide.
In the group functions, at our head office location in Winterthur, Switzerland, highly qualified specialists in various disciplines work for the benefit of all our divisions.
To reinforce our procurement team we are looking for a
Category Specialist (IT)
In this exciting role you will actively support the development and implementation of the IT category strategy. Moreover, you will support the Global Category Manager in supplier development activities, sourcing projects, specification definition and demand management.
Main tasks and responsibilities
Category sourcing plan :
Support in analysis of supply market, understanding products / services being purchased within category, understanding internal demand / specification and external best practices
Identify and analyze strategic sourcing options under the guidance of the Global Category Manager
Run / support tender process in collaboration with relevant stakeholders
Challenge demand / user requirements
Contract Development :
Create negotiation plan and support Global Category Manager with supplier negotiations
Contract Lifecycle Management :
Conduct supplier compliance reviews (i.e. use of supplier within sites, payment terms in system)
Monitor supplier performance (i.e. contract KPI’s, price)
Support contract compliance (i.e. restricted party screening, financial checks, conflict of interest checks, forced labour, embargoed countries, etc.)
Your profile :
A university degree (Bachelor / Master in Business Administration or other related fields) or relevant working experience
5+ year’s work experience in an IT purchasing role
Broad and up to date IT market, vendor and technology knowledge
Understanding of key sourcing processes and tools as well as contractual and legal aspects
Good analytical and conceptual skills combined with the ability to drive results
Experience in demand management, sourcing and negotiations of : IT Software / IT Service and Outsourcing / Telecom (Data line, Mobile) / IT Hardware
Sourcing Experiences in Microsoft, Salesforce and / or similarly complex contracts
Ability to influence others and align various interests
Proactive, target oriented and assertive personality with strong presentation skills
Manage and adhere to timelines on assigned projects and tasks
Ability to negotiate legal and commercial contractual aspects
Fluent in English, German an advantage
We offer :
In a successful international industrial company we offer the opportunity to leverage your abilities to full advantage and to build up a global network.
Are you interested in a demanding task? We look forward to receiving your application.