Regional Category Manager

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Regional Category Manager

  • Post Date:21st April 2023
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Job Description

Come join our global category management team and make a difference

As our new Regional Category Manager, you will be heading up the strategic an operational efforts around selected categories within EMEA region. Along with cross-regional colleagues you will play a significant role in identifying business requirements, assessing market trends, and negotiate contracts that deliver the best possible value for the organization.

Are you passionate about leading efforts to achieve business excellence with a sustainability perspective?

In close collaboration with other regions you will drive alignment and build strong and sustainable strategies for own managed categories, aiming to optimize our sourcing, drive cost savings, and enhance supplier relationships.

Like all companies, we to have a responsibility to reduce the emissions and waste our operations create and the amount of resources we use. Doing this while achieving our growth targets, will be a challenge that we also want you to help us deal with whether it being driving reductions in our CO2 emissions, moving away from hazardous raw materials or radically reducing our waste.

Specifically You Can Look Forward To

  • Deliver savings through ongoing market tracking and in collaboration with other procurement colleagues, R&D function and other stakeholders
  • Continuously challenge opportunities, regionally or cross regionally, to deliver on targets
  • Manage supplier relationship in an international business environment
  • Secure internal alignment across regions, on supplier and raw material level
  • Negotiate and decide strategy with focus on best cost level, TCO mindset, whilst mitigating potential risk elements, such as quality, availability and sustainability
  • Keep track of market developments
  • Collaborate cross functionally to understand and support Hempels business requirements
  • Support key elements of Hempel’s overall Operations strategy, e.g., the Sales & Operations Planning process.

This role will report to Procurement Director, EMEA, but as we are a global company benefitting from hybrid work model, you can be based in either Denmark, UK, Germany or Spain.

What brings you to success in this role?

We imagine you to have a minimum of three years of category management experience within sourcing of commodities, preferably with global exposure and within the chemical industry . Equally important will be your personality and your ability to liaise with key stakeholders around the organisation.

Besides That, You Also Need

  • Analytical skills – enojoy doing number crunching and demonstrate business understanding
  • Financial analytical skills – you will have total cost of ownership
  • Strong communication skills – oral and written and skilled negotiator
  • Fluent in English (oral, written).

How To Move On From Here

To apply for this position, please submit your application letter with a CV in English via the link no later than 30th of April 2023.

For further information on Hempel, please visit hempel.com.

Global career possibilities

In Hempel we offer a variety of global career possibilities and many cross functional and cross cultural working relationships. We strive to create the right conditions for personal and professional development. Join a global company where the employees are truly passionate about delivering the best in everything they do. With business in mind and people at heart we always work together to influence our road ahead. We want you to be part of our growth journey and of a great, global family.

More About Hempel

Across the globe, Hempel’s coatings solutions protect surfaces, structures and equipment. They extend asset lifetimes, reduce maintenance costs and make homes and workplaces safer and more colourful. Hempel was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1915 by J.C. Hempel, and is solely owned by the Hempel Foundation, which not only ensures a solid economic base for the company, but is dedicated to making a difference in the world by empowering children to learn, supporting coatings science and sustaining biodiversity.

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Application due

2023-04-30

Seniority Level

Mid-Senior level

Job Functions

Purchasing, Supply Chain

Industry

Chemicals

Across the globe, Hempel’s coatings solutions protect surfaces, structures and equipment. They extend asset lifetimes, reduce maintenance costs and make homes and workplaces safer and more colourful. Hempel was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1915 by J.C. Hempel, and is solely owned by the Hempel Foundation, which not only ensures a solid economic base for the company, but is dedicated to making a difference in the world by empowering children to learn, supporting coatings science and sustaining biodiversity.