European Category Manager – Packaging, Warehouse & Office supply (f/m/d)


29 countries. Around 48,000 colleagues. 70,000 pharmacies supplied and millions of patients: Join PHOENIX! Support us in supplying the people of Europe with medicines and healthcare products quickly and reliably - and experience a job that is as diverse as it is important. Where you can proactively master challenges, implement ideas and drive change. Look forward to pure variety at a successful, future-proof family company, the market-leading pharmaceutical retailer in Germany and at the same time the best integrated healthcare provider in Europe.

As European Category Manager you will be responsible to define the Strategy of your category for the group and roll it out across the countries in collaboration with key Stakeholders. The overall spend for this category is around 50 mEuros.

You will be part of the corporate Procurement organization and will report to the Head of Category management Real Estate, Warehousing & Logistics been part of a category manager team dispersed accross Europe. In your role you will interact with corporate functions at headquarter in Germany, as well as with the Phoenix entities in the countries.

We are looking for an European Category Manager (m/f/d) - Packaging, Warehouse & Office supply for our General Procurement Department. This position can be filled in France, United Kingdom, Belgium or Sweden (Remote).

Your Tasks

  • Develop and implement procurement strategies for the assigned category on a European level
  • Conduct extensive research on market trends, supplier capabilities, and industry best practices to identify cost-saving opportunities
  • Perform value driven strategic sourcing initiatives to identify and select best in class suppliers for the assigned category
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams such as finance, legal, and operations to ensure procurement activities align with overall business objectives both on a Corporate, Regional and Local level
  • Manage preferred vendors at group level for the assigned category through business review with the vendor senior leadership
  • Be a point of escalation for preferred vendor related issues
  • Proactively identifying and mitigating potential supply chain risks through effective risk management policies and protocols
  • Identify and present new opportunities for efficiency and savings benefit on a regional/local level whilst aligning with the corporate strategy     

Your Profile

  • Successfully completed business studies or comparable training with at least 5 years of professional experience in Strategic Procurement (Category manager, lead Buyer, strategic sourcing specialist)
  • Experience in dealing with Industrial packaging, plastic Totes, office & Warehouse supply
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong Strategic thinking skills
  • Pragmatic
  •  Ability to collaborate and communicate across hierarchy levels and functions cross-country
  • Experience of Working in an international, multi-cultural and multi-site environment                  

Please apply online in English including your salary expectation and your earliest possible starting date. Your contact person is Erik Sabo. We are looking forward to your application!


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