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Global Category Manager - Foam Work Industry (12-25 yrs)

Mumbai/Navi Mumbai Job Code: 711975

Industry - Construction / Engineering / Cement / Metals

Category - Operations

Job Type - Permanent

Job Duration -

Job Description - A chance to work with the Industry's leading brand in a high visibility role as a part of the procurement team. The person will be lead the function, drive it, ensure the right strategies are in place for procurement of metals and will be a Global Role

Client Details

Our client is a Global Leader in foam work Industry. Globally present in over 70 countries worldwide and has about 7000 employees worldwide supported by three production sites in Europe


The incumbent will report to the Global Procurement Head - Austria and be responsible for:

- Be a Business Partner for Sales, Production, Quality, Supply Network, and Technical department

- The PS will formulate and execute Doka wide Material Group Strategies that deliver uninterrupted supply at the lowest total cost by acquiring market knowledge, developing and executing strategic options, action plans and conducting major negotiations. The CSM will contribute to demand management, supplier management, and process management

- Build and manage the Category Team (contribution)

- Contribute to leading & developing the capability of cross-functional Category teams (competence centers)

- Develop and implement Category Sourcing strategies (demand management, supplier management, process management) according to the strategic sourcing and category management process (as outlined in the Doka Procurement Strategy) including (contribution)

- Investigate with the internal customer to lower the total cost of ownership of strategic commodities

- Build and benchmark Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) models

- Develop and execute Material Group strategies

- Arrange for testing/piloting of new technologies and alternative supplier

- Persuade people to change and / or adhere to a certain strategic direction

- Manage existing supply base (contribution)

- Manage spend data in the systems and - in future - SAP and ensure accuracy

- Manage contracts and Monitor performance of suppliers, develop suppliers and resolve issues

- Exploit the supplier contribution for innovation

- Develop the request and define negotiation strategy

- Negotiate and formalize contracts and Communicate the contract by involving the countries and regions


An ideal candidate will come with at least 10 years' experience, The person must exhibit strong commercial and contractual awareness and excellent negotiation skills. Strong communication, leadership and interpersonal skills with staff, clients and vendors are essential, also experience with vendor management, strategic sourcing and Hands on experience in procurement of metals is a must

Job Offer

An excellent opportunity to work with an International player that offers great prospects and competitive pay besides a healthy work life balance

Contact - Nayan Patel - +91 (0) 22 4236 3362

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Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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