Road Transportation Category Manager
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 PositionRoad Transportation Category Manager
The Road Transport Category Manager applies a strategic approach to one of the major spend categories of the organization. Knowing and anticipating market dynamics for the category with a good understanding of the needs of the company will result in the most optimized delivered cost solution while keeping the right level of service (Safety, Environmental Impact, Quality, On-time deliveries).
Category: Bulk silo powder, bulk slurry silo tankers, liquid silo tankers and bulk tippers.
Scope: Europe (except France and Spain)
Road spend : 40 M€/year (500 lanes)
KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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.
Bachelor or Master degree in Purchasing Management preferable with a logistics background
A minimum of 5 years of experience with strategic sourcing.
- Team player, flexible, with interpersonal communication skills.
- 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.
- Excellent level with Google Sheet or Microsoft Excel.
- Continuous improvement mindset.
- Fluent English Speaker.
- Occasional travel may be required to meet the demands of the role.
Position TypeFull time
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