Global Category Manager

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About Danfoss
We are a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of innovative hydraulic and electronic systems and components. Our products are primarily used in applications of mobile equipment for agriculture, road building, constructions as well as material handling. Our company with its headquarters in the US, Denmark and Germany has worldwide subsidiaries over 4 continents. With approximately 6,500 employees worldwide we generate revenues of over 2.1 billion US Dollars. We are part of the Danfoss Group - a global leader within energy-solutions and around 24,000 employees globally.
We seek a dynamic, results-oriented Global Category Manger who will help lead the organization in attaining world-class procurement services.
Global Category Manager
Danfoss offers you the unique opportunity to join a professional global company and procurement organization with highly skilled and professional colleagues. We are a modern open company with top management focus on procurement giving extended opportunities for personal development and a professional career based on high performance. We are working in a global environment where communication with our global network of colleagues and suppliers is essential to reach our aspirations.
Danfoss Procurement is responsible for strategic and tactical sourcing activities towards our suppliers. For the Indirect category we are looking for a Global Category Manager, responsible for category strategy and contractual compliance, supplier negotiations, risk management and cost down projects. The position is preferable located in Ames, IA .
Areas of Responsibilities:
Identify and orchestrate implementation of global and regional savings programs.
Drive change management for indirect categories across the Danfoss group
Participate in developing and implementing category strategies
Deliver savings and process efficiencies through execution of projects and negotiations with suppliers
Job Qualifications:
Bachelor or Master Degree in Business, Management, Engineering, or equivalent Experienced and strong negotiator with proven achievements
Experience from indirect procurement areas and/or category management in international company
Analytical approach and working both independently and in cross-functional teams
Proactivness and easy communication with many stakeholders regionally
Success and goal oriented
Fluent English
Opportunities for personal and professional development
This is a very exciting and demanding position in a global company with a strong market position, strong growth and strong focus on core competencies. The Senior Management of the company is committed to take full advantage of the potential value contribution from procurement by creating a unique environment for unlocking your full potential, building on your background and further developing your career. You will navigate at all levels both internally and externally and consequently the position will provide you with excellent opportunities to develop your communication and management skills. The tasks and the challenges combined with access to world class training and education will further ensure the development of your professional skills.
If this sounds like the opportunity you have been looking for, please apply on-line at http://danfoss.greatjob.net
Danfoss Power Solutions is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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