Global Category Manager for Electronics
dormakaba International Holding GmbH
Competitive Salary
Ennepetal, Germany

The Role

The Global Category Manager for Electronics will be responsible for managing a diverse range of spend covering components, semiconductors, PCB, PCBA, interconnect & cables, media components, memory – storage, RF – RFID – wireless, materials & chemicals, licenses.

The overall spend for this area is approximately CHF 100-130M, encompassing 1300 suppliers. You will manage this category area alongside colleagues based in Germany and Canada.

Responsibilities:

Develop category strategies and ensure implementation

• Understand the specific category, its cost structure and supplier landscape

• Develop and execute strategy

• Define KPIs to track the strategy realization and review compliance

• Prepare, facilitate and summarize savings initiatives generated through workshops

• Recommend prioritization of savings initiatives to SVP Group Strategic Procurement

• Steer and execute category initiatives portfolio

• Manage all milestones of the tool development

Manage suppliers and sourcing for global category

• Develop a consolidated demand forecast for the category

• Recommend qualification of suppliers for an approved supplier list

• Tender and negotiate with selected suppliers

• Manage the supplier base, including all related aspects of supplier quality, performance management, supplier consolidation and commercial relationship

• Recommend approval of new projects to SVP Group Strategic Procurement

• Agree with NPI sourcing decisions

Interfaces: Close collaboration with relevant segments/ plants

• Collaborate with all relevant stakeholders for category strategy development, initiative generation and supplier management

• Mobilize segment/ plant procurement for initiative implementation

The Candidate

dormakaba are seeking to appoint an experienced procurement professional with detailed knowledge of stampings area gained in a complex, multi-site regional or global manufacturing business. With a solid understanding of best practice category management and strong interpersonal and influencing skills to work both internally and externally.

The role will necessitate a degree of international travel.

Skills

• Expertise and track record in respective categories

• “Nose for value”: strong drive to identify and realize cost reduction

• Ability to “move people to action” without formal reporting line

• Proven ability to work globally with strong negotiation skills

For an informal and confidential discussion, please contact our advisor at Berwick Partners:

Tom Graham

Consultant, Procurement & Supply Chain Practice

E: tom.graham@berwickpartners.co.uk

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