Beaumont Select

Global Category Manager - Turbines & Generators

Competitive remuneration package including relocation support
20 Jun 2017
20 Jul 2017
Job Level
Buyer, Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

We are working with a leading power generation company recruiting for a Senior Global Category Manager responsible for leading the procurement initiatives for turboset (Gas turbines and generators). 

You will be fully responsible for the company-wide steering of strategic and tactical sourcing activities for global spend categories and best practice within my client’s new Global team having recently gone through major changes in an ever changing market.

  • Company-wide steering of strategic and tactical sourcing activities for global spend categories
  • Leading of procurement initiatives in the area of the global category taken responsibility for Turboset (Steam/gas turbines and generators)

  • Contribute to the implementation of the new target operating model for procurement

  • Further develop and implement category strategy and respective steering mechanisms

  • Development, negotiation and implementation of global contracts which will be used for operational sourcing activities internationally

  • Collaboration with technical Co-Leads and further relevant stakeholders to ensure successful implementation of the category strategy and approach

  • Track and ensure achievement of forecasted cost reductions and productivity gains to contribute to savings targets

  • Promote and drive cross-functional and cross-border cooperation

  • Lead of category-focused analysis projects on innovative strategy and sourcing options (deep dives) and monitor successful implementation of deep dive ideas

 Required Skills: 

  • Detailed relevant procurement expertise regarding procurement strategies, technical understanding of the respective categories of turbines and generators as well as relevant supplier market knowledge, background in engineering or as an engineer within commodity highly beneficial

  • Must speak fluent German & English

  • Comprehensive experience in the design and implementation of processes, structures, tools and methodologies of modern procurement organizations

  • Experience with global high-value contracts, mitigation of risks in cooperation with legal entities

  • Hands-on mentality combined with a solution-orientated workstyle and developed analytical skills

  • Strong negotiation and conflict management skills

  • Strong performance orientation and entrepreneurial spirit

  • High level of mobility and experience in international project work 

In return our ambitious client will offer you autonomy and opportunity to impact and drive within their new procurement structure / function.

Beaumont Select is a leading Supply Chain & Purchasing Recruitment Agency for permanent and interim staffing solutions. We support a primarily blue chip client base, in the provision of experienced Supply Chain & Purchasing Professionals; successfully resolving their Purchasing Recruitment demands. We have a proven track record in purchasing recruitment and are a leading purchasing recruitment agency.  Complying with the BERR Beaumont Select are an Employment Agency and an Employment Business