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Europe Category Manager - Manufacturing Operations

  • Job reference: 922075
  • Location: Germany
  • Salary: shares, car, flex alowance, healthcare
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Oil & Gas, Purchasing
  • Date posted: 09/10/2018


The Category Manager (CM) plays a critical role in realising Downstream Procurement's (DP) objective to become a world-class procurement organisation with leading capability in category management that deliver relevant, value-adding category strategies to the Downstream businesses. Responsible for end-to-end category performance and supplier performance management, leading a team of specialist category management professionals, operating in accordance with corporate policies and processes, defined governance and delegations of authority.

Main focus of this role is to create transformative category strategies, based on supply market expertise, current and future business needs and global category spend and innovation opportunities.

You'll develop effective implementation plans, working in lockstep with Business and GBS to support successful implementation to agreed timelines. With your team deliver value to the business through taking the lead in the category and ensuring compliance to the agreed strategy and sourcing expectations.

Accountable for all sourcing, negotiation and contracting activity in your commodity area including; expiring contracts, releases from agreements, and project/TAR sourcing, assuring that all work activity performed at a category level has the necessary urgency to support safe, compliant, reliable, and efficient business operations.

You'll work closely with the relevant colleague in Downstream Procurement to ensure business stakeholders recognise a single, co-ordinated team, communicating on an aligned basis.

Responsible for developing Category Specialist talent in support of the Global Category Director's broader mission to improve the strategic capability of the global category network.

About You

You will have;

  • Demonstrated experience at delivering business benefits to an organisation through effective category management.
  • Skilled application in:
    • Category management (category strategy development and category strategy delivery)
    • Sourcing
    • Contracting
    • Tactical procurement
    • Supplier management
  • Collaborating with multiple sites or locations to drive common solutions.
  • Successful delivery working in cross functional teams
  • Successful delivery working in cross geography, virtual, teams
  • Ariba e-sourcing or other e-procurement tools is desirable.
  • P2P processes, and working knowledge of SAP functionality
  • Technical experience and competency in the category

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.