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Important industrial company, belonging to Multinational Group, requires a Category Manager that will be located in the production plant of Pamplona.

CATEGORY MANAGER (Chemical Products)


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Descripción del puesto:

Integrated in the Pamplona facilities, the Category Manager will report to the group headquarters in Germany.

Category Manager will act within a matrix organization will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Development and execution of a European wide purchasing strategy, tailored to the respective requirements of the locations and CoCs.
  • Analysis and optimization of the existing supplier base, identification and realization of synergies across the locations and CoCs.
  • Analysis of supply markets, identification of appropriate supply markets, identification and development of new suppliers.
  • Responsibility and negotiation of the company's contract landscape.
  • Supplier relationship management including supplier assessment and risk assessment as well as the derivation of appropriate measures in the context of supplier development.
  • Analysis and optimization of the cost structure for chemicals in commodity CF.
  • Execution of special purchasing projects with a focus on cost savings based on negotiations, relocations and/or value analysis projects within the scope of CF.
  • Monitoring and proactive improvement of the supplier performance with a focus on delivery and quality performance.
  • Claim management face to face with suppliers including the internal coordination of the requirements for successful processing.
  • Coordination of sourcing activities across locations in the scope of CF.
  • Functional lead of the location buyers in the scope of CF.


We are looking for professionals who meet the following requirements:

  • Graduates in business administration and management, Economics, or equivalent technical degree (Engineering, …).
  • Experience in the area of chemicals sourcing, ideally for friction materials.
  • At least between 5/10 years of working experience in purchasing as well as technical competence.
  • Excellent written and spoken English. German as second language is valuable.
  • Structured, target oriented and self-organized work style combined with the ability to work in a team and proactive attitude.
  • Travel willingness.
  • SAP knowledge (MM module Key user is valuable)
  • Office (Excel advance level)

It will be highly recommended to have experience in working with international teams.

The category manager will be integrated into a consolidated business project, in a multinational environment in the process of industrial growth. The retribution will be according to the experience provided.

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