SubCategory Leader
Langenthal, CHE
vor 1 Tg.

Position Description

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Our beginnings were humble rocks, but after more than 100 years, we know how to rock science. Every day at 3M, we explore, we connect and we invent.

And we’ve opened the door to show the world the unique, multi-dimensional ways 3M science can touch your life.

At 3M, inspiration happens daily. Here, science is how the magic happens. Except it’s not magic, it’s the right science applied the right way by the people of 3M.

Here, your ideas help shape everyday lives around the globe.

We are ready to connect and work together with you to create the future.

So explore with us. We think you will be amazed by all the ways 3M science impacts your life.

We are currently looking for a Sourcing Category Leader (m / f) for Chemicals and Polymers to join our EMEA Centre of Expertise located in Langenthal, Bern, Switzerland.

Overall Mission

Metrics to be achieved include optimizing total cost of ownership, developing supplier network strategies to balance cost, quality, delivery and risk, role and reference model for the EMEA sourcing organizations.

In addition, the Manager will collaborate with the Business Divisions, Engineering and Lean Six Sigma on the implementation of projects and improvements at suppliers’ sites.

Your contribution to our success

  • Work closely with plants to implement category strategies with chemical suppliers & search for solutions within existing / new partners to improve supply flexibility, supply risks & value like e-commerce solutions
  • Deliver Year-over-Year cost savings and lead complex projects, as well as initiatives that have a high value and broad implication to the corporation.
  • Influence clients, relative to assigned commodity group, to adopt the integration of sourcing guidelines into business requirements.
  • Serve as subject matter expert to the leadership team for assigned area of specialization. Manages sub-categories, as assigned.
  • Manage external suppliers to deliver improved benefits to 3M in areas such as technology, quality, responsiveness, delivery, and cost (TQRDC).
  • Perform complex contract negotiations, as assigned.
  • Contracting and negotiation with assigned suppliers. Contract administration and development including related negotiation with key strategic suppliers.
  • Consolidate supplier performance to 3M and report back to supplier to initiate development for key suppliers.
  • Activities in Sourcing Systems and databases as assigned. Perform, update and monitor database with assignment specific data, including market and benchmarking information of the chemical industry
  • Other duties as part of the sourcing activities. Compliance with corporate policies and procedures to value 3MS value and standards
  • This convince us

  • Bachelor level university or college degree in Business Administration / Economics or Business and Engineering
  • 3+ years of experience in international strategic procurement, ideally operational experience
  • Project Management Skills & Analytical Thinking
  • Excellent knowledge of standard PC software (SAP, MS Office)
  • Professional Negotiation Techniques
  • Experience in working in large, complex matrix organizations
  • Fluent in English (written and verbal) for negotiations and business communication
  • Additional German and French, language skills Desirable
  • Our contribution to your success

    At 3M, you grow through challenging tasks in a leading global company and be rewarded for your efforts. Bringing outstanding performance to the work you care about contributes to the success of 3M and your personal success.

    Are you convinced? Then we would be happy to recevie your full application.

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