Global Category Management Technology Services – Executive Director

Chain IQ Group AG

Global Category Management Technology Services – Executive Director

Global Category Managers are key subject experts and seasoned professionals that operate across Chain IQ’s client portfolio for their respective area of expertise, ensuring Chain IQ continually drives best practice and that Client’s derive maximum value. 
 

Your responsibilities:

  • Support Client Service Delivery on specific Sales/Business Development for new or existing client engagement
  • Develop future category strategies in close collaboration with Chain IQ clients
  • Develop, propose, oversee and execute saving opportunities
  • Set the specific category standards according to overall Chain IQ category methodology and industry benchmarks
  • Translate market insights into actionable category strategies and tactics that drive measurable results
  • Maintain market knowledge (trends, developments, etc) within the category and “owns” related best practice insights which are utilized to support and training Chain IQ delivery organization
  • Explore supplier partnerships to co-innovate products, services and business models
  • Develop contractual arrangements that incentivize performance
  • Maintain relationships with category specific suppliers to keep aware of supplier trends
  • Leverage spend analytics to build competitive advantage and counter margin pressures
  • Analyse data and insights to determine industry and client trends
  • Design and build digital solutions
  • Provide end to end ownership of IT category strategy on a global, cross client basis
  • Develop and update Category Strategy for client, renewed in a 3 year cycle and in cooperation with the Clients senior stakeholders
  • Supports Chain IQ client teams to understand, own and drive relevant category strategies
  • Optimizing buying channels, to ensure efficient transactional procurement
  • Works in close collaboration with Chain IQ delivery organization across all clients to support them in ensuring ongoing optimization of relevant category including global savings opportunities
  • Defines, communicates and maintains category strategies and plans
  • Supports high value, complex sourcing opportunities as required from time to time

 

Your profile:

  • Broad subject matter expertise in the IT category
  • Strong negotiation skills with experience in contract management for IT
  • Recognized as having deep category expertise by peers, clients and external supply base alike
  • Strong IT background and proven track record in comparable position. 10+ years progressive procurement experience typically gained in a major organization/consulting organization or from General Management experience from having managed IT from the business perspective   
  • Previous Category Management experience or proven success in an organization with demonstrable category management discipline
  • Proven track record of delivering results in complex, matrix environments
  • Has the gravitas to actively engage with the most senior level management in Clients’ organization

 

Why Chain IQ?

  • You will take responsibility and will be granted the level of freedom as needed
  • You will have the possibility to grow both personally and professionally
  • We offer a fair and market-oriented compensation
  • We individually support your personal development in order to strengthen your competences
  • We act as a team and have a family oriented mindset
  • We have a culture of open and honest communication as well as appreciation

 

Your Benefits within Chain IQ

  • Modern working conditions as well as 5 weeks of holidays
  • Individual choice of the pension plan suiting your needs
  • Contribution to professional education programs (financially & time wise)
  • Culture of trust: flexible working hours and the possibility of Home Office in a manageable framework
  • Free fruit, coffee, tea and water
  • Healthy balanced meals at favorable prices in the in-house canteen, partly sponsored by Chain IQ
  • Possibility of obtaining Reka Checks at a great discount





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