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Category Manager - Mechanical Components - International

Ref: 3146
50,000 - 60,000
Direct Category Manager - Mechanical Components
A leading French-based utility company which operates largely in the water treatment and waste management sectors has an urgent requirement for a Direct Category Manager (pumps, lab tools, drives and motors) in Paris. You will be joining a diverse business with multibillion euro turnover and a fantastic reputation for investing heavily in their workforce.
The Role
You will be responsible for carrying out a European and International sourcing prospecting function within the framework of the purchasing group policy. You will develop Group synergies on subcontract purchasing issues, while identifying and setting up indicators that are relevant to the subcontract operation.
Ability to gain a competitive advantage by creating valuable partnerships with our suppliers by demonstrating a sound market, product and service knowledge.
Your main responsibilities will include:
•  Management of a Direct Category spend to include the following equipment:
oDosing equipment
oLaboratory furniture, tools and equipment
oDrive units
oHeat exchangers
oElectric motors
•  Review of current market place and suppliers list to ensure suitability of supply Chain through Supplier development, supplier evaluation, benchmarking.
•  Creation, implementation and review of Global Supply Chain Strategy i.e NDA, RFI, RFQ and Contracts, whilst ensuring your responsibility for enforcing the law, behaving with moral and ethics before the society and all the stakeholders.
•  Review of all current Framework agreements and Publish through all the organizations outlining amendment where improvements can be made.
•  Outline sourcing strategy to the Category team and ensure adherence where necessary
•  Consult and get approval on the proposed sourcing strategies with the Global sourcing Director or superior on the commodity assigned.
•  Present strategies to major stakeholders (BU leaders, Engineering, Head of Production Centres, etc) to ensure buy in.
•  Continuously perform spend review/analysis and identify cost reduction plans. Document such plans and bring them to execution.
•  Lead global sourcing initiatives, alternative sourcing for the commodity/services assigned.
•  Be responsible for the assessment of risks and potential risks (insufficient supplier output, insolvencies, contractual penalties, etc.) on the procurement side.
•  Be responsible for suppliers management (this refers to driving formal meeting reviews and KPIs with key strategic vendors, deploy development and innovation programmes and new product introduction).
The Candidate
You will hold an Engineering associated degree, with 5 + years Direct Category Management experience within an Engineering environment. You will have extensive experience in preparing contracts and developing benchmarks, price comparisons and competitive analyses.
You must speak English & French fluently and if not already in Paris relocate there at your own cost.
A starting salary of €50,000 - €60,000 is on offer to the right candidate.

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