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Category Manager (Procurement) - Gas Turbines and Generators

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: : 96229
  • Location: Germany, Leverkusen
  • Sector: Project Controls, Contracts & Claims, Power
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Date posted: 15/01/2017
This vacancy has now expired.
We are delighted to offer a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Procurement Manager to join a division within a world leading utilities provider. The Global Category Manager role will be working within a highly-skilled global team with a specific focus on the procurement of gas turbines and generators.


* Company-wide steering of strategic and tactical sourcing activities for global spend categories
* Leading of procurement initiatives in the area of the global category taken responsibility for Turboset (Steam/gas turbines and generators)
* Contribute to the implementation of the new target operating model for procurement
* Further develop and implement category strategy and respective steering mechanisms
* Development, negotiation and implementation of global contracts which will be used for operational sourcing activities internationally
* Collaboration with technical Co-Leads and further relevant stakeholders to ensure successful implementation of the category strategy and approach
* Track and ensure achievement of forecasted cost reductions and productivity gains to contribute to savings targets
* Promote and drive cross-functional and cross-border cooperation
* Lead of category-focused analysis projects on innovative strategy and sourcing options (deep dives) and monitor successful implementation of deep dive ideas

Candidates must have:

* Fluent in English
* Min. 5 years Procurement experience in the area of turbines or generators
* Deep technical understanding
* Experience in big volume contract management of suppliers

Required Skills:

* Detailed relevant procurement expertise regarding procurement strategies, technical understanding of the respective categories and relevant supplier market knowledge
* Comprehensive experience in the design and implementation of processes, structures, tools and methodologies of modern procurement organizations
* Experience with global high-value contracts, mitigation of risks in cooperation with legal entities
* Hands-on mentality combined with a solution-orientated workstyle and developed analytical skills
* Strong negotiation and conflict management skills
* Strong performance orientation and entrepreneurial spirit
* High level of mobility and experience in international project work
* Business fluency in English required, knowledge of German would be an asset

For more information about this role please contact our London office