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Procurement Category Lead MRO Products

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Procurement Category Lead MRO Products

Reference1801482_338944
RecruiterBramwith Consulting
Industry SectorAerospace & Defence, Automotive & Transport Systems, Chemicals, Engineering, Engineering - Other, FMCG - Food & Drink, FMCG - Non Food, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Other, Non-Grocery, Pharmaceutical & Biotech, Retail, Technology & Electronics
Salary€100,000 to €120,000 per annum
BenefitsBonus & Benefits
Town/CityMainz
LocationsBaden - Württemberg, Bayern, Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Germany, Hamburg, Hessen, Mecklenburg - Vorpmmern, Niedersachsen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Rhineland - Pfalz, Saarland, Sachsen, Sachsen - Anhalt, Schleswig - Holstein, Thüringen
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted30 January 2018

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Procurement Category Lead MRO Products: (PPE, Tooling or Fluids)

Global Leader in B2B Industrial Supplies

Location: Mainz, Germany

Salary: €100k-€120k + Bonus & Benefits

Contact: Rikard,[email removed]

Reference: 1801-48.2



This leading global supplier of industrial materials is aggressively growing their European procurement organizations and looking for multiple Category Leads for their core product categories such as PPE Materials, Tooling & Machining and Fluid Power. The ideal candidate will have an extensive background in Category Management within the relevant material in order to develop best in class category strategies to achieve significant savings in year 1 and long-term supplier management and trading plans.

The position will provide huge opportunities for long-term development through building and developing a strong category team within your specific product area. You will be directly responsible for achieving budget targets and negotiating on pan-European deals to ensure best value is consistently achieved for the business.



As the Category Lead for MRO Products your responsibilities will include:
  • Identifying the best suppliers on the global market and developing long-term strategic partnerships
  • Consistently looking at opportunities to challenge the status-quo, improve processes and procedures and act as a change catalyst within procurement
  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise in your product areas to all internal and external stakeholders and suppliers
  • Enable clear communication channels across multiple business units throughout all European businesses
  • Provide comprehensive Category Analysis of your business area and demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the market and spend



The Category Lead for MRO Products will require the following skills and experience:
  • Prior experience in B2B retail is highly desirable but other industrial backgrounds (Engineering, Automotive, Manufacturing) will also be considered
  • Excellent negotiation skills backed with clear methodology and able to lead end to end processes on an international level
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to work with vast amounts of raw data
  • Comfortable working in highly ambiguous and constantly changing business environment, able to think quickly on their feet
  • Leading by example in a senior leadership position reporting directly to VP stakeholders
  • Must speak Fluent English; German and/or French are highly desirable



These are newly created positions that will allow for immense room for growth and development and also provide opportunity to achieve huge cost savings and achievements in the immediate future. You will be taking on a senior management position within the organization with a high degree of exposure to business operations at the top level and to significantly impact the businesses’ bottom line.



To apply for the position please send your CV to Rikard via the direct link or to [email removed]

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Recruiter: Bramwith Consulting
Tel: +44 (0)207 138 4100
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