My client is a leading venture capital/private equity firm based in Germany, with a portfolio of companies across various industries. We are currently seeking 2 highly motivated and experienced Category Managers to join our team and take ownership of our direct and indirect materials spend.
As Category Manager, you will be responsible for developing and executing procurement strategies for assigned categories; identifying and realizing cost savings opportunities, managing supplier relationships, and ensuring that procurement processes are compliant and efficient. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in procurement, with experience in managing various direct or indirect materials in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
- Develop and implement procurement strategies for assigned categories to optimize cost, quality, and delivery performance
- Identify and realize cost savings opportunities through negotiation, supplier consolidation, and other procurement initiatives
- Manage supplier relationships, including performance monitoring, issue resolution, and contract management
- Ensure compliance with procurement policies and procedures, and drive process improvements where necessary
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams to align procurement strategies with business goals and objectives
- Multiple years professional experience in procurement, this can be across a variety of categories, either indirect or direct. Experience in the fast-moving, dynamic industry is extremely beneficial, direct experience in the financial sector is not required.
- Strong negotiation and contract management skills
- Demonstrated ability to drive cost savings and process improvements
- Excellent communication skills, professional fluency in English is required, German is beneficial but not essential.