In partnership with Jooble.

Indirect Category Manager

The role will support specific Sourcing projects and activities as required to execute Procurement Strategy within the EMEA region and broader WW responsibilities.

Main responsibilities:
  • Ensure the execution of indirect Global Sourcing Regional Strategy in line with regional, global strategy, and country needs
  • Cooperation in high-value projects with WW or Regional category managers
  • Deliver savings
  • Stakeholder management and sourcing leadership of specific Categories or sub-markets of the EMEA Region
  • Ensuring compliance with Corporate Finance and Purchasing Policies and Procedures and Sourcing targets
  • Category leadership with Pan-EMEA responsibility supporting and aligning with the WW Sourcing Strategy
  • At the direction of the Manager, execute project-related tasks accurately
  • Ensure project tasks are monitored and reported regularly and timely
  • Undertake analysis upon supplier markets, spend by supplier and category; Conduct Supplier Benchmarking as directed
  • Conduct Purchase Requirements reviews with stakeholders
  • Assist remote-based Functional Buyers in negotiations and execution of the strategies

Required skills:
  • University or college degree: qualification in a commercial field
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in indirect sourcing
  • Demonstrated knowledge of procurement systems, processes, and procedures
  • Excellent command of both written and spoken English
  • Demonstrable communication skills, culturally adaptable
  • Strong analytical and negotiation skills
  • Supplier relationship management

  • Ariba tool knowledge is a clear advantage
  • Experience preferably including multi-country interaction
  • Second European language an advantage