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Global Category Director - IT & Telecom (m/f/d)

Posted on Nov 22, 2019 by Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Schienenfahrzeuge GmbH

München, Bayern, Germany
Professional Services
Immediate Start
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The Knorr Bremse Group is the world's leading manufacturer of braking systems and supplier of additional sub-systems for rail and commercial vehicles. With technological excellence, sustainable economic activity and social responsibility, our about 29,000 employees at over 100 production sites in 30 countries ensure mobility. We offer you an exciting and varied activity in an international environment as well as an appealing framework, which ranges from flexible working time models to professional and individual development potentialities up to sport and health programs.

For Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Schienenfahrzeuge GmbH in Munich within the department "Global Indirect Purchasing" we are looking for a

Global Category Director - IT & Telecom (m/f/d)

  • Identify and drive cost-savings initiatives on a global, regional and cross-site level
  • Develop sourcing strategies while securing internal customer influence and buy-in with Knorr-Bremse IT departments
  • Develop and drive implementation of sourcing strategies for sub-categories on a global level and secure alignment with internal customer strategies and priorities
  • Lead source selection, supplier performance management, catalog content management processes and general procurement activities within assigned category

  • Technical or commercial university degree
  • A minimum of eight years of relevant work experience
  • Extensive knowledge of sourcing, strategic sourcing processes and negotiation experience
  • Experience in global category management for Indirect Categories with special focus on IT & Telecom
  • Knowledge of contract law
  • Strong data mining and analysis skill set
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Conceptual and analytical skills combined with a business driven and practical mindset
  • Very good command of English and German (written and spoken)

Reference: 800624320

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