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Category Manager – Transformer & System Integration – System Drives (80 – 100%)

Category Manager – Transformer & System Integration – System Drives (80 – 100%)

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The role of the Category Manager is to develop, plan and implement the sourcing strategy for an assigned category or group of categories, with a focus on optimizing costs, quality, delivery and reliability.

Category Manager Transformer & System Integration – local CH- is responsible for identifying, selecting, qualifying and continuously developing the best supply base through the total cost of ownership (TCO) to exceed the internal and external superior customer experience. He or she has the responsibility to meet or exceed all the local division business targets and secure the execution of all division strategic initiatives by developing supportive strategy, flight plan and actions. He or she has also the responsibility to align with category team members of the global Category team (located in different countries), and SAMs (Supplier Account Managers). Category Manager Transformer & System Integration has strong commitment to develop the business in the long run, in close co-operation with Suppliers, global and local Product Groups (PG), Tendering & Execution Center (TEC) CH, R&D, operations, PE/Q and other functions that satisfy both the daily operative needs and long-term business needs to the respective local division.

Your responsibilities

 

  • Lead the Transformer & System Integration categories on local level and work closely with respective global Category Manager. Ensures all relevant parties understand strategies and execute processes accordingly.
  • Meet or exceed targets set for own category (Cost reductions, Supplier OTD, Supplier Quality, lead time etc.)
  • Develop suppliers in close collaborations with the global Category Manager, PGs, Project Management, mgmt. mentors and relevant parties and have selected suppliers SAM responsibility by him/herself.
  • Manages planning and tracking of procurement activities, cost budgets, emerging country spending and savings forecasts. Minimizes risk regarding quality and financial exposure by buying in accordance with quality and commercial procedures and in accordance with Company guidelines.
  • Negotiates agreements with main suppliers, and periodically renews price lists, terms and conditions. Adapts corporate contractual framework to the local business needs. Recommends frame agreements to management and executes upon approval. Provides ongoing oversight and contract management with suppliers.
  • Designs and implements cost-out programs and/or processes to reach financial targets.
  • Contributes to and participates in setting and implementing budget and targets within the framework. Accountable for local divisions performances for own category.
  • Develop processes, tools, analytics, dashboards relevant to the assigned categories, promote internally and externally digitalization and process automation. Share best practices.
  • Based on setup, takes full project ownership for sourcing coordination for dedicated packaging projects (Project sourcing).

Your background

 

  • University degree in Engineering or Economics
  • Demonstrated experience in project sourcing and category management and with profound knowledge of Transformers and System Integration (e.g. eHouses, Switchgears, FinFan & Chiller etc)
  • Strong commercial and contractual knowledge including experience with back-to-back conditions and set-up.
  • Proven track records in fast problem-solving skills and pro-active and independent decision making, carrying the responsibility.
  • Cultural awareness, excellent communication and negotiation skills, good argumentation and ability to influence internally and externally.
  • Fluent written and spoken English. German is a plus.
  • Willingness to travel, approximately 20%

More about us

ABB System Drives is a global supplier of high-power, high-performance drives, drive systems and packages for industrial processes and large infrastructure applications. With our industry leading technology and global support, we help our customers, partners and equipment manufacturers with asset reliability, performance improvement and energy efficiency in mission critical applications. Our people and culture are the foundation of our success. We all together make the difference for our customers every day.

We look forward to receiving your application (documents submitted in English are appreciated). The recruiting process is being led by Peter Reinhardt, Talent Partner ABB Switzerland Ltd. If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website www.abb.com.

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Category Manager – Transformer & System Integration – System Drives (80 – 100%)

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Veröffentlicht am 19.04.2024

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