Category Manager

Novozymes Franklinton , NC 27525

Posted 3 weeks ago

Category Manager

Pioneer a brighter future

At Novozymes, we work in close partnership with our customers and the global community to make a sustainable impact. We use science to advance industries, and as part of Research, Innovation & Operations, you will produce and deliver the biological solutions that boost our customers' business and pave the way for a brighter future.

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.

Contact

For more information please contact Head of Direct Sourcing Americas, Juliano Cunico Schwab at +1 (919) 494-3190

Application deadline: April 12th, 2020

About Novozymes

Novozymes is the world leader in biological solutions. Together with customers, partners and the global community, we improve industrial performance while preserving the planet's resources and helping build better lives. As the world's largest provider of enzyme and microbial technologies, our bioinnovation enables higher agricultural yields, low-temperature washing, energy-efficient production, renewable fuel and many other benefits that we rely on today and in the future. We call it Rethink Tomorrow. www.novozymes.com

Ranked #2 in Science magazine's global Top Employers Survey 2017.

Novozymes is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability or veteran status.

Ref: 7034BR

City: Franklinton, NC

Country: USA

Job Area: Sourcing and Purchasing


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