International Category Manager – Logistics

Russian Federation
14 November 2017

The ROCKWOOL Group’s main business area is building insulation, providing thermal comfort along with fire safety and acoustical comfort for all types of buildings.

Can you deliver added value and cost savings from a supply chain by optimising and developing procurement processes, managing a wide range of suppliers internationally and locally?

For our international procurement team, we are looking for you as our new International Category Manager to join our Logistical Procurement team.

This is who we are

We are proud to be one of Denmark’s top-saving companies on CO2. Every day, our 9,600 employees worldwide develop and market advanced technological solutions that are used to create energy-efficient and fire safe buildings with good acoustics. Your working life with us will revolve around getting the most out of energy.

And because you will be involved every day in creating a greener world, you can be certain of having a meaningful and challenging career in an international company.

In Group Sourcing & Procurement (GSP) organisation we secure better profitability through professional procurement. Currently, the Group is undergoing a transformation towards a more stream lined procurement attitude so we created new position in the team that will be filled with enthusiastic, independent and initiative team player.

You will preferably be located in Zheleznodorozhny (Factory) where also our operations for Russia is located

This is the role

As an International Category Manager, you will get a dedicated category area where you will act as the team lead ensuring the Global procurement is done in a professional and Group optimal way. On top of this you will have a dedicated responsibility for the complete logistical procurement in our RUS region in close cooperation with the other global responsible Category Managers. Your main responsibilities are

  • Maintaining an overview of the assigned category and supply market
  • Develop and implement sourcing and supplier strategies to provide greater value in cost, delivery and quality of services offered
  • Execute appropriate risk management actions
  • Continuously evaluate and monitor market conditions and developments together with your local colleagues
  • Identify Cost Savings Programs in close cooperation with operational stakeholders
  • Identify and lead Sourcing Activities within the assigned category area
  • Contract management
  • Building strong relationships with stakeholders and suppliers, and consulting on procurement best practices for cross-functional project teams
  • Frequent international and regional travel will be required (approx. 20%)

This is what you offer 

  • 5-10 years procurement experience and a strong track record of results
  • Familiarity with specificities of Logistics Procurement, demonstrated track record of success in managing complex, cross-functional activities and in identifying cost reduction opportunities in the Supply Chain process
  • Experience with implementing local and international logistics service contracts
  • Knowledge of pertinent domestic and international regulations.
  • Degree in business administration
  • Self-motivated, business-minded team player
  • Strong negotiation abilities and good communication skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • English and Russian proficiency is a must, additional language skills are desirable.
  • Experience of working with SAP or another ERP system

On the personal level, you are an independent and ambitious self-starter, who is able to communicate and cooperate with colleagues on all organisational levels. You are able to work with distance management, as your manager and direct colleagues will be located in another country.

This is what we offer

 We offer you a position in dynamic international environment where you will have possibility for professional and personal growth working in an independent way with variety of colleagues located all around the group.

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