category manager, warszawa

warszawa, mazowieckie
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warszawa, mazowieckie
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/659/10/2018/NW - 54794
Akzo Nobel Decorative Paints Sp. z o.o.
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job description

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company, supplying market-leading brands and products to industries and consumers around the world. Our paints activities are focused on the Buildings and Infrastructure end-user segment, while our coatings protect, color and enhance everything from ships, cars, aircraft and architectural components to consumer goods (mobile devices, appliances, beverage cans, furniture), wind turbines and oil and gas facilities.

Currently we are helping AkzoNobel in creating new procurement team in Warsaw. This is why we are looking for Candidates with a strong category management experience in categories mentioned below:

Real Estate & facilities

Advertising & media


Technical goods & Services

Color & Prints

what we offer

  • Possibility to work for new processes and taking part in transition
  • Private medical care
  • Educational sponsorship
  • Home office
  • Flexible working hours
  • Free bike space
  • Modern Office


your tasks

  • Create and maintain a Category procurement strategy and contract compliance aligned to global and regional needs
  • Manage (directly or indirectly) cross-functional teams for the development and execution of all aspects of category strategies within region.
  • Manage the competitive sourcing process related to contract pricing, terms and conditions, service levels and governance
  • Conduct strategic sourcing activities to identify and develop new suppliers in the region to drive cost reduction and build strong and trusted relationships
  • Evaluate production processes and analyze supply chain optimization potentials
  • Navigate and analyze complex data to identify and present opportunities to stakeholders for decision making;
  • Actively seek and lead regional opportunities to drive savings and deliver business results for the organization through various forms of leveraging, bidding, sourcing, negotiating and implementing of complex regional supplier contract
  • Lead supplier selection process, and create longer-term supplier selection strategies Establish and present business cases supporting sourcing recommendations
  • Develop mechanisms and metrics to track supplier performance with delivery, quality, and cost
  • Manage and leads strategic supplier relationships and performance improvements through regular supplier meetings, business review as detailed in the contract governance.
  • Develop strong relationship and build trust with key stakeholders in businesses to understand business needs and to establish and strengthen regional category strategies.

what we expect

  • Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) or equivalent
  • Experience in consulting for MNCs in a procurement role is desirable
  • At least, 10 years experience in an international purchasing or commercial role in a matrix organization
  • Strong background in procurement category management and proven track record in supplier and contract management
  • A Strong leader who can deliver significant sustainable business results and drive cultural change and who is able to drive category strategies and develop pricing models
  • Experience in managing stakeholders, building strong relationships in a complex matrix organization and across multiple geographical locations and regions.
  • Project management and change management experience are essential
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and influential skills
  • Experience in Continuous Improvement (CI) and Lean Six Sigma is a plus;
  • Procurement accreditations (e.g. CPM/APICS) is desirable;
  • Proficient in English language, written and spoken, any additional European language is a plus

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