Road Transport Category Manager Central & Eastern Europe
The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.
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The PositionRoad Transport Category Manager Central & Eastern Europe
EMEA Purchasing Team is requiring a Road Transport Category Manager for Central & Eastern Europe (mainly Germany and Austria) .
A Category Manager provides strategic category oversight to one of the major spend categories.
Working closely with key stakeholders, he/she will implement the most optimized delivered cost solution while keeping the right level of service (Safety, Quality, On-time deliveries).
Be a leader in HSE (Health Safety & Environment) and ethical-sustainable supply chain.
Develop collaborative cross-functional relationships to meet internal business needs to assure availability at required quality & costs levels, e.g. drive efficiency improvements (Negotiation, Sourcing, Productivity).
Be proactive and work closely on new product or business development to anticipate purchasing requirements.
Responsible to identify, manage and control pipeline of strategic sourcing projects for the category including:
Preparation: Work with local teams to gather necessary data and requirements from the designated sites.
Sourcing: responsible to develop the right sourcing strategy and to execute the strategy (including running a sourcing process)
Negotiation: lead negotiation and develop contracts through collaboration with key stakeholders.
Contract Implementation: accountable for effective implementation of contract.
Contract management: informed about issues and disputes with suppliers, with responsibility to interfere if issue becomes critical or escalated.
Accountable and responsible for implementation of global or regional category strategy, program and specific policies.
Support implementation of purchasing tools, technology, and sourcing processes to improve results & increase efficiencies.
Monitor, analyze, and provide guidance for market impacts and trends.
Develop and provide adequate KPI’s (quantitative and qualitative) related to the category.
Play a Key Supplier Manager role for strategic suppliers.
Assessment of performance
Group purchasing collective target
Carriers performance (Safety, Quality, On-time Delivery)
With a degree in Engineering and a Master in Purchasing Management you will provide a minimum of 5 years of experience with strategic sourcing.
Broad understanding of transportation markets in EMEA (global drivers, regional issues).
Very strong analytic and negotiation skills, process oriented
Project management skills; experience in promoting, developing and executing projects, such as cost improvements or transformation projects.
Team player, flexible
Fluent German & English (other EU languages are a strong plus).
Ability to travel to European sites when required (10 to 15%)
Reporting line : EMEA Land Transport Purchasing Manager
Job location : Paris, France / Antwerp, Belgium
Position TypeFull time
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