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Global Category Manager (f/m/d)

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Location: Stone, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0042120
Date Posted: Feb 16, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Company Name: HITACHI ENERGY LTD
Profession (Job Category): Customer Service & Contact Center Operations
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: Yes

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Description

The Category Manager will manage assigned categories, suppliers, and spend to meet customer needs.

She/He will be responsible for developing, implementing and executing sourcing strategies, as well as key initiatives with the aim to deliver cost effective, innovative solutions while mitigating any potential risks.

This role will require a deep understanding of procurement processes, supplier management and category management, in addition to the ability to work with cross-functional teams and provide good stakeholder management.

Your responsibilities

  • Develop and implement global category strategies for indirect procurement categories

  • Collaborate in cross-functional teams to execute category strategies and achieve savings targets

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers and internal stakeholders

  • Conduct market research and analysis to identify trends and opportunities

  • Develop and implement supplier performance metrics and scorecards

  • Identify and implement process improvements to drive efficiency and effectiveness

  • Ensure compliance with procurement policies and procedures

Your background

  • 5+ years experience in the area of procurement, preferable with indirect materials

  • Experience working in a global environment and engaging with senior stakeholders

  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and relationship-building skills

  • Fluent in English, other languages are beneficial

  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams and drive results

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

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