Lead IT & Telecommunication category strategy implementation in APAC & China.
As representative of regional indirect procurement team, manage indirect spend in India cluster and collaborate with global and other regional category manager on strategic project execution and category management in India, esp. RE/FM/MRO and Logistics & Warehousing/Packaging.
Leadership to manage cross-functional team and engage key stakeholders across region, esp.in India.
Functional report and collaborate with Global Category Manager in executing the agreed category procurement strategies
Act as a link between Local and Regional Category Area
Focus on the total spend and the entire supply chain on category level to achieve best cost structures
Identify and realize cost saving potential, manage savings pipeline for the relevant categories in region, esp. in India
Leads major supplier negotiations, supplier management, own procurement area as regional category manager
Continuously optimize procurement processes and related key figures.
Develop and implement mid- and long-term procurement strategies for specific categories in region, esp. in India
Ensure appropriate portfolio of suppliers in region, esp. in India
Implement digital procurement solutions for the area with excellence team and IT
Your Profile / Qualifications
University, Bachelor’s degree or above, Major in Economics or Business is preferred
Professional Knowledge and Experiences
10+ years of experience in procurement processes
Profound know how of international contract management (min. 5 years of experience)
Experience with implementation of corporate procurement
Work experience both in complex matrix and centralized organizations
Profound project management skills
Negotiation experience across the global supplier markets
Indirect category manager experience and knowledge including IT & Telecommunication category is essential
IT & Telecommunication market and industry knowledge
Systems, Ariba, S2P, SAP experience is an advantage
Other Skills & Competencies
Ability to lead internationally and/or culturally diverse teams
Ability to network and build relationships
Deep understanding of business on a broad international scale
Very good analytical capabilities, problem-solving skills and ability to think strategically
Can do attitude and open mind to embrace change.
Takes ownership of the work, successes and mistakes