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Category Manager Supply Chain

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Company: Michael Page
Contract: PERM
Location: International, Belgium

  • Develop and manage relationship with suppliers and track their performance

  • International manufacturing company

About Our Client

International manufacturing organization

Job Description

Develop and manage relationship with suppliers and track their performance:

Implement and execute Key Supplier Management programs (KSM).
Initiate and conduct supplier reviews.
Identify potential contract improvement opportunities & re-negotiations.
Secure key elements of the Supplier Performance Reviews (security of supply, competitiveness, Quality/compliance, sustainability, innovation/technical improvements, business commitment) in company agreements with third parties.
Define and implement (strategic) supplier management process.
Manage collaboration, knowledge sharing and proper communication within (sub)category by providing strategy, deep category expertise and ensure the use of standardized processes.

Responsible for (sub)category strategy development as to deliver maximum value:

Define and validate sourcing strategy using internal and external analysis.
Accountable for internal and external analysis in collaboration with Sourcing Analysts, as chairman of a cross-functional sourcing team.
Prepare and lead fact-based negotiation and select supplier.
Initiate contract implementation and resolve issues.
Manage/evaluate contract compliance, data management and supplier performance and take necessary corrective actions.
Evaluate and renew contract by identifying and prioritizing opportunities for reduction of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

Manage collaboration, knowledge sharing and proper communication within (sub)category by providing strategy, deep category expertise and ensure the use of standardized processes.
Be a challenger in the different Sourcing teams.
Validate decision documents.
Manage relationship with internal customers during projects

The Successful Applicant

  • At least a bachelor degree, preferably a master degree in supply chain (or economics / business administration)
  • At least 3 - 5 years of experience in purchasing or supply chain (logistics)
  • Good communication skills in English (written and spoken).
  • Knowledge of the Category (Ocean- & Air-freight) in terms of products, services and contracts.
  • Knowledge of Indirect Spend in terms of business dynamics, markets, innovation requirements and growth opportunities.
  • Being proactive, self-starter, and ability to engage & influence people.

What's on Offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus opportunity
  • Working for an international organization with a lot of career opportunities

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