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Global Category Procurement Manager - Chemicals, Katowice



Katowice, Poland 

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We are SmartWays – we help people grow and make good career decisions.

We are a recruitment business partner, specialized in Procurement and Supply Chain worldwide and encourage you to join our Procurement Talent Community!

We work with international companies across EMEA to drive their business outcomes with the best-in-class Procurement and Supply Chain people. Please read this carefully to find out if this offer is for You.

Our strategic Partner is renowned for their comprehensive services for pharmaceutical, food, environmental and consumer products industries. They specialize in providing product testing, biotechnology and analytical chemistry services. With their vision implemented into innovative solutions, they are a quiet hero in making a real impact on our daily lives.

With more than 30 million tests performed every month, they significantly improve the quality of cancer treatments, ensure the safety of our water & food and fight the growing problem of antibiotic resistance.

New department in the Global Services Center, has centralized the procurement function and is focused on increasing Category Management process efficiency.

It is also growing to become a unique environment, where entrepreneurial and ambitious people can deliver and develop.

We welcome Outstanding Global Category Managers with extensive scope of expertise in Chemicals purchasing to apply for the role of:

Global Category Procurement Manager - Chemicals

You will:

  • Control substantial category spend
  • Develop sourcing plans and manage category sourcing solutions
  • Manage solid relationships with senior business stakeholders and category suppliers
  • Act as a decision maker in negotiations, spend data analysis, savings and on matters related to business development with clear impact on the Company profit
  • Monitor sourcing activities and supplier’s selection, vendors’ management, as well as influence global tendering process with multiple vendors
  • Identify areas for improvement and optimize processes within procurement department.

Job Requirements:

  • 4+ years of professional experience in procurement / strategic sourcing area including category management and managerial responsibility
  • Excellent understanding of end to end procurement cycle and defined procurement processes
  • Business maturity and proven results in business negotiations, spend management, cost saving projects, global suppliers’ management
  • Fluent English.

Our Partner offers attractive salary along with benefits package. The company is setting high standards to ensure that you will have a chance to work with broadly skilled experts. Thus, the role is dedicated to experienced professionals with proven track record of delivering outstanding procurement business partnering services in complex business environment.

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