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Global Category Lead - Maintenance and Technical Services

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Job ID 63361 Date posted 05/28/2021 Location : Milan, Italy | Wroclaw, Poland | Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who use new technologies, dynamic insights and over 154 years of experience to connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Global Category Lead will develop procurement strategies for selected maintenance services to optimize cost, rationalize the supply base and bring value to the corporation while mitigating risk. We seek a professional who will maximize profitability for a group of categories within maintenance by identifying strategic category opportunities, developing an overall category management framework and leading execution by the buyers located around the world.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop and maintain category expertise, cultivate positive relationships with external and internal stakeholders, including industry partners, suppliers and business stakeholders.
  • Lead and implement category management strategies for defined categories in alignment with global and regional dynamic business needs.
  • Lead major negotiations and workshops with our suppliers.
  • Lead the communication of category management vision and objectives internally and externally by engaging senior stakeholders for alignment.
  • Coach our buying teams in delivering coherent and successful action plan.
  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Confirmed financial, mathematical, modeling and analytical skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills.
  • Experience in leading regional project.
  • Experience in implementing supplier management programs with key suppliers including metrics, performance goals and improvement initiatives
  • Fluent level of English.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Six years experience in supply chain, procurement or strategic consulting.
  • Additional European languages would be valuable

Our Offer

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world. 

Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today.
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