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Category Manager North America, Direct Sourcing, Franklinton, NC
Do you want to be part of a team optimizing strategic sourcing for all Novozymes sites in North America? Do you want to be part of a global organization transforming strategic sourcing to the next level? Then you may be our new colleague in Direct Sourcing.
We are looking for a new Zymer for our Franklinton based team servicing all the North America production sites.
Direct Sourcing is part of the Engineering, Sourcing & Facilities organization, part of Supply Operations. In ESF our value proposition is "we enable growth for Novozymes". In Direct Sourcing, we enable growth via close collaboration throughout the supply chain and across regions, and by balancing quality, cost and risk - for the better of Novozymes.
Direct Sourcing at Novozymes is a global organization responsible for all sourcing of materials for production (raw materials, packaging & utilities) within Novozymes. We have sourcing colleagues located at Novozymes key production sites in all regions of the world including Europe, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.
As category manager for North America you will work closely together with other category managers and take on sourcing strategic responsibility for a large and divergent raw material portfolio for the North America. Your focus will be Chemicals and Contract Manufacturing. You will have sourcing strategic responsibility as well commercial execution responsibility on strategic sourcing projects, in close collaboration with different stakeholders in the supply chain.
Your tasks will include:
Participation in global category strategy development
Market analysis & supplier search and -assessments
Project portfolio pipeline planning in collaboration with all sites in North America
Project management of strategic sourcing projects
Proactively drive raw material substitution project portfolio development
Negotiation and contracting
Contract management of existing contract portfolio
Raw material price forecasting
Supplier performance- and supplier relations management
Stakeholder management at many different organizational levels and across sites in North America
Participation in global category teams
Collaboration with local buyers
You will report to the Head of Direct Sourcing Americas, Juliano Cunico Schwab.
In this position you need to:
have at least 3-5 years of experience within strategic sourcing, preferable from preferably from production companies
hold a relevant educational background at minimum Bachelor level, preferably within Biotechnology, Chemistry, Biology or the like
have a strong business acumen
thrive in a fast-paced and multi-functional environment
Strong collaborative and communicative skills
You thrive working globally - across various cultures and functions
Are you the next Zymer in our team? Consider a career with Novozymes and let's realize your potential together.
For more information please contact Head of Direct Sourcing Americas, Juliano Cunico Schwab at +1 (919) 494-3190
Application deadline: April 12th, 2020
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City: Franklinton, NC
Job Area: Sourcing and Purchasing