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Category Manager (m/f)

Category Manager (m/f)

Business Units Industrial Solutions and Automotive

You will support the Head of Procurement in the definition of the category and purchasing strategy for all kind of electrical/electronical parts for the global market. You bring an analytical mindset with strong communication skills to achieve contractual agreements within the category.

Your Tasks

  • Evaluates and defines category & purchasing strategy for all kind of electrical/electronical parts
  • Manages the assigned category spend of around 20 Mio CHF p.a.
  • Negotiate all major framework agreements within the category Participates in development teams for new products, services and solutions (R&D, IT)
  • Optimizes net-working capital under consideration of availability of the parts and optimizes the stock value
  • Ensures complete Master Data Management for procurement in the category
  • Builds up an efficient reporting system
  • Defines and monitors targets related to the category
  • Support use of eProcurement systems and ensures full evaluation of potential opportunities
  • Support the project buyers
  • Reports to the Head of Procurement

Your Profile

  • Technical education or background required
  • University degree in engineering or related technical studies is an advantage
  • Ideally min. 3 years work experience in procurement, project buying or category management in a global organization
  • Deep know-how for electrical/electronical parts in Easter Europe & Asia a plus
  • Experience in international process and project management
  • Ability to create strong contractual agreements with minimum of legal assistance
  • Very good communication skills in German and English
  • Proactive and persistent character with a positive mind-set and integrative personality
  • Strong analytical skills with a structured way of working and hands-on mentality
  • Expected willingness to travel worldwide, especially Eastern Europe & Asia (ca. 25%)

We offer

  • A place among an international workforce of motivated, creative, and well-trained people with a high degree of initiative
  • Challenging position with potential for future development A competitive salary and benefits package
  • The professional advantages of an environment that supports your development and recognizes you achievements

Robin Derichs
Recruiter EMEA
Phone: +49 6142 6033 281

About us

Oerlikon develops materials, systems and surface technologies and provides specialized services to enable customers to use high-performance products and systems with a long service life. Based on its key technological skills and strong financial foundation, the group continues its medium-term growth by implementing three strategic factors: focusing on attractive growth markets, securing structural growth and expansion through targeted M&A activities. Oerlikon is a leading global technology and engineering group that operates its business in two segments (Surface Solutions and Manmade Fibers) and employs around 10,500 people at 175 locations in 37 countries worldwide. In 2018, Oerlikon generated sales of CHF 2.6 billion and invested around CHF 120 million in research and development.
Oerlikon Balzers is a leading global supplier of coatings that significantly improve the performance and service life of precision components and tools for metal and plastic processing. Oerlikon Balzers has a dynamically growing network of over 100 coating centers in 35 countries in Europe, North and South America and Asia. Become part of our future-oriented, international team.