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Category Specialist and Buyer

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    Harry Reeve

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    €70 - €100 per hour

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  • Published:

    23 days ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

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Role Purpose:

The HVAC Category Specialist and Buyer manages the procurement category management activities investment projects and coordinates with Capex Lead buyers the planning and execution of projects.

Key Accountabilities and Duties

  • Execute and update of overall Category Strategies
  • Management of demand, supply and capacity with key suppliers and stakeholders
  • Supplier Relationship Management with key partners
  • Monitoring market for technological and regulatory trends
  • Scanning market and internal stakeholder for identifying, analyzing and mitigating risks
  • Delivering regular reports on market intelligence for lead time and prices
  • Development of purchasing execution strategies for projects
  • Procurement of HVAC and insulation equipment
  • Strategic and operational procurement tasks, including
    • Definition and implementation of the procurement strategy as well as targets / department or supplier, taking into account the market situation and classification of products
    • Bundling of procurement measures within the plant and in conjunction with other sites
    • Preparation, conclusion and maintenance of framework agreements
    • Development of action plans, relationship management with suppliers, evaluation of new suppliers and management of strategic key account (supplier) activities
    • Optimization of LifeCycleCost (LCC) and reduction of material, transport, ancillary and follow-up costs
  • Coordination, lead or participation in projects to further the development and improve the efficiency of technical purchasing as well as to achieve common targets
  • Member of the Global Category Team for Construction, Fit-out and Automation
  • Leading and responsible for large & complex RFQ packages End to
  • Responsible for weekly update of his/her packages in Procurement Management Plan (PMP)
  • Supporting on medium & simple RFQ packages
  • Supporting team with category specific benchmarks and costs break downs

Minimum Required Qualifications/Skills

  • Education: Technical or Commercial training (Uni or FH) or. Preferred area of study: Process engineering, chemical engineering, business management, project management or supply

  • Experience: At least 7 years of experience in plant construction as well as in the areas of purchasing, sales, contract management and project management

  • Languages: English excellent, basic knowledge of German

  • Skills:
    • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
    • Project and procurement management
    • Team player with ability to work efficiently in matrix organizations and interdisciplinary teams
    • PC skills, MS Office, SAP
    • Excellent business mindset, analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
    • Initiative and resilience
    • Able to work under pressure
    • stakeholder management

  • Qualities & Attitude: Solution-oriented approach to managing conflicts