Global Category Manager for Industrial Cleaning-Contitech&Tires

Employer: Continental
  • Engineering
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: 0 - 1 years of experience
  • Timisoara
  • Updated at: 27.05.2022

    Job Description:

    Kean on industrial cleaning and up for a challenge? Join our highly inspired expert team in NPM ContiTech & Tires. Do you want to be a Global Category Manager ? These should spark your interest : You will:

    * Develop, maintain, align, communicate and implement Purchasing Strategies.
    * Ensure Continentals requirements are reflected in the strategy.
    * Drive the Execution of Market Intelligence studies and ensure the ideal balance of Competition and Pooling through e.g. supplier reduction.
    * Conduct Benchmark evaluation and derive consequences in combination with cross functions (active supplier management).
    * Identify, develop and promote Global Strategic Suppliers based on SRM requirements and considering the CSP definitions.
    * Conduct Strategic Supplier Meetings helping to achieve further benefits in the future.
    * Assure the implementation of favorable negotiated prices, terms and conditions in all relevant countries.
    * Negotiate new and existing Global Price and Framework Agreements in legal, logistical, commercial and partly even technical terms.
    * Identify, initiate, accompany and tender global Projects in cooperation with the Regional Category Manager and regional Sourcing Center and internal customer.
    * Drive regular negotiations to constantly improve the cost situation of Sector ContiTech and Sector Tire in case of escalation.
    * Drive re-design in cost reduction programs.


    Job Requirements:

    * University Degree degree in business administration, engineering or comparable qualification;
    * Minimum 3 years of professional experience in Purchasing (or similar functions) of large companies with international background, respective material group preferred;
    * Experience in project management;
    * Knowledge of MS Office tools as well as in SAP R/3 and World Class Sourcing Platforms;
    * Very good English language skills written and spoken;
    * Affinity for cooperation with people and intercultural competences;
    * Strong negotiating skills, persuasion and communication skills;
    * Ability to work under pressure, driving execution;
    * Creativity, reliability, integrity, teamwork, operates with global perspective;
    * Willingness to travel worldwide.

    What we offer:

    Pay for Performance:

    * Achievement Bonuses and Rewards;
    * Relocation Bonus for non-Timisoara Residents;
    * Recommendation Bonuses for new team members;
    * Flexibility Program including flexible hours, mobile work and sabbaticals.


    * Health & Wellness (Private Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Sport activities etc.);
    * Different discounts (glasses, tires, medical, shopping);
    * In-house restaurant & coffee corners.

    Life-Long Learning:

    * Technical, Soft Skills & Leadership trainings;
    * Dedicated Programs and Conferences;
    * Free Language Courses (English, German, French etc);
    * Access to e-learning platforms;
    * Career development opportunities (local and international);
    * Internal development communities (Experts, Agile Community of Practice, Artificial Intelligence etc).

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