Global category manager IT/Telecom
The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
The PositionGlobal category manager IT/Telecom
Managing more than 400M€ spend, the Indirect Purchasing Direction is composed of 8 people:
Indirect Purchasing Director in France
3 global Category Managers in France
1 European travel manager in Greece
1 regional Category Manager in the US
2 buyers in India
The Indirect Purchasing Direction aims at:
Supporting its internal stakeholders
Conducting strategic sourcing activities (RFI, RFP,...)
Implementing Master Agreements with key suppliers
Conducting Category Management activities (suppliers monitoring, …)
Demonstrating its expertise in tackling greenfields
The IT/Telecom global category manager is the main point of contact for Imerys IT function.
As Imerys IT function is centralised, all internal stakeholders' needs are submitted to IT directors approval. IT/Telecom global category manager is managing the end to end purchasing process for all the projects.
Commodities managed are :software;hardware;IT services;I.O.T;telecom (services and devices).
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Manage RFX corresponding to IT roadmap/business needs (+30 RFP's/year)
Manage contracts renewals; renegotiation
Identify,propose, implement TCO actions
Work close to the regions (EMEA/NORAM/LATAM/APAC) to define and implement regional strategies with the support of regional purchasing managers.
Ensure suppliers follow-up through business reviews
Contribute to Imerys sustainability targets ; generate ideas around sustainability
Functional management of IT buyer located in India
KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
● Work in close collaboration with IT function as primary internal stakeholder
● End to end purchasing process management and optimization
● Report purchasing performance (savings)
Effectively influences, collaborates, and partners with business leaders regions to drive results
Animation of the Purchasing community at regional level on the IT/telecom initiatives, with ongoing project reviews and communication on latest releases (Tools, contracts, etc…)
Develop and animate internal training sessions to get local purchasers autonomous on IT/Telecom subjects
● Supportive of purchasing digitalization (E-procurement)
Support current carve-out activities (contracts transfer)
Minimum 4 to 6 years’ experience in purchasing
IT/telecom purchasing background mandatory
French/English : Fluent
Strong analytical skills
Good communication; diplomat
Position TypeFull time
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