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Global category manager

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Job Description

For our international client we are looking for a Global Category Manager to further develop the way-of-working within Professional Services and to support the Group with services that deliver outstanding value at the most competitive total cost possible. You will be part of Group Supply Chain Category Purchasing.

The sub-categories included in the scope of this role are:
Engineering Services, Temporary Labour, Management Advisory Services and Other professional services, such as Quality & Environment, Accounting, Tax & Audit, Patent Agencies, etc.

As a Global Category Manager, you are expected to:
  • Drive strategic development of the various sub-categories, to implement future-proof setups that optimize costs and ensure all business units get the external support needed to achieve their strategic objectives.
  • Ensure the supplier bases for more re-occurring services are properly equipped with enough supply, standardized contracts, a competition model and a simple request-to-order process.
  • Inspire and functionally lead and support local buyers throughout the world.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Execute multinational sourcing projects in close collaboration with local buyers and stakeholders, such as HR, local management teams or specific functions.
  • Execute relatively complex sourcing's of various service deliverables and outsourced services.
  • A big part of the scope is various engineering services, but there is also a big variety of other services, which makes it both fun and challenging.
  • In close collaboration with People Experience, facilitate Contingent Workforce Management by developing processes and help implement systems as needed to get a better control of cost, headcount and competences etc.
  • Challenge status quo on items such as near/off-shoring, hiring instead of buying, new delivery models etc.
Company Description

Our customer is a global leader in its category. One of their strengths lies in the ability to develop new technologies that give their customers a competitive advantage while contributing to a sustainable society. The customer is located in Gothenburg.

About JobBusters

JobBusters is an authorized staffing and recruitment company targeting white-collar workers and was started in 2011. We at JobBusters care about our consultants and our goal is always to build long-term relationships with both consultants and clients. Our goal is always to match our clients' dream candidates with our candidates' dream jobs!

  • You have a relevant academic education, such as a degree in finance, business, law, or engineering
  • You have experience from category management, sourcing and contracting in a multinational environment.
  • You have very strong English skills, written and spoken.
  • It is advantageous to possess the purchasing skills listed, but it is not a must.
When you join JobBusters

As a consultant at JobBusters, you can feel secure with a collective agreement, available consultant managers and committed recruiters. As a consultant, you also get access to our network of exciting companies and clients! For us, it is important that you as a consultant feel comfortable, feel a sense of security and community with us as an employer. We offer an occupational pension, salary change and the option of flexpension. You also get access to our benefits portal, where in addition to wellness allowance you have access to lots of discounts and offers in wellnes, home and leisure, transport, healthcare and much more! Your well-being is of the highest priority for us and we offer, among other things, a digital solution that helps our employees find tools to deal with all the challenges of everyday life, both at work and in private life.

Personal qualities

You have proven stakeholder management skills and an ability to communicate and drive change. You have strong analytical skills, and are business minded with negotiation capabilities. You have the ability to manage a big set of reactive and proactive activities in a structured manner and ability to work in a global environment, interacting with different cultures.

Admission and Application

Full time position, 40h/week. The position will start as soon as possible, and the assignment is expected to run until 2023-12-31 with possibility of extension. For this assignment you will be employed by JobBusters as a consultant at our client in Gothenburg. Submit your application in English today, as interviews are ongoing.
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Johanna Johnsson
Sista ansökningsdag
22 juni 2023 (17 dagar kvar)
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