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Your Opportunity

The Commodity Leader Electricity & Automation is responsible for the development and implementation of commodity strategies and supplier management in assigned spend categories. He performs sourcing activities for a set portfolio of spend categories at a global and/or local level to achieve commodity results and ensure compliance with the Group Strategy.

Your Mission

  • Lead, develop and implement global commodity strategy for assigned spend categories
  • Analyse spend in assigned spend categories
  • Monitor the market through constant benchmarking in order to continuously improve costs, quality, delivery and technology
  • Help to define the annual savings forecast, identifying risks and opportunities
  • Implement the saving action plan to achieve the assigned annual cost saving target
  • Promote and lead cost reduction activities and alternative products/ solutions, towards internal stakeholder and Suppliers,
  • Manage Supplier Relationship at global level, monitoring trend of KPIs and setting necessary corrective actions
  • Negotiate long-term contracts with Suppliers, at global level, that set out prices, quality standards, cost reduction
  • Improve along agreement duration, delivery times, and commercial terms and conditions
  • Communicate effectively and manage relationships with relevant internal stakeholders, to contribute to the cross functional projects
  • Ensure compliance with the sourcing processes
  • Enter relevant sourcing data in SAP for new product codes and pricelist updates

Your Profile

Level of education and languages
  • Engineering Diploma, Master Degree or equivalent
  • Degree in Engineering is preferred; Business/Economics is also accepted
  • English - Fluency in French, Italian and/or Chinese is an advantage.
Required experience and skills
  • Min 3 years in strategic sourcing in an international manufacturing company
  • Knowledge of the Electricity/Automation market/product categories is a plus
  • Experience in manufacturing environment or sales is a plus
  • Experience in international negotiations, contract and claim management
  • Experience outside of own country of origin is a plus
  • Very good negotiation skills as key element to communicate with both suppliers and other stakeholders

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