Category Manager

ABB

2.9

Ciudad Apodaca, Mexico

Why you should apply for a job to ABB:

  • We focus on the areas where we can make the biggest impact: reducing carbon emissions, preserving resources and promoting social progress.

  • ABB has flexible work options depending on job compatibility without compromising customer service or impacting colleagues.

  • ABB has launched a gender-neutral global parental leave program granting 12 weeks of paid leave for primary caregivers.

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    Position summary

    Category Manager

    Take your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.

    The role of the Category Manager is to develop, plan and implement the procurement and logistics strategy for an assigned category or group of categories, with a focus on optimizing costs, quality, delivery and reliability. You will ensure execution in accordance with instructions and procedures from the company, the Procurement & Logistics function, and supply base management.

    This position reports to

    Procurement Delivery Manager

    Your responsibilities

    • Implementing effective sourcing strategies in line with the Continuous Improvement Process Sourcing process and business strategy, ensuring that suppliers can meet current and future business requirements, as well as ensuring that all relevant parties grasp strategies and execute processes accordingly.
    • Managing the planning and tracking of procurement activities, cost budgets, emerging country spending and savings forecasts.
    • Buying in accordance with quality and commercial procedures and company guidelines in order to minimize quality and financial risks.
    • Negotiating with main suppliers, and periodically renewing price lists, terms and conditions.
    • Adapting corporate contractual frameworks to local business needs, and recommending frame agreements to management and executing them, as well as providing oversight and contract management with suppliers.
    • Choosing appropriate suppliers (focusing on quality, delivery, cost and sustainability) in accordance with company policies.
    • Defining and establishing local standard agreements with all major suppliers, while providing and maintaining standard terms in purchase contracts/terms and conditions in line with company directives and guidelines.
    • Designing and implementing cost-out programs and/or processes to reach financial targets.
    • Contributing to and participating in setting and implementing budget and targets within the framework and ensuring that sourcing performance targets are achieved.

    Your background

    • Bachelor´s degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering.
    • 8 years of Sourcing, Manufacturing, Technology experience desirable.
    • Strong project/program management experience and track record.
    • Knowledge of SAP and Excel.
    • Desirable supply, logistic and electric knowledge.
    • A solution-focused approach and strong written and spoken communication skills.
    • English fluency.

    More about us

    We look forward to receiving your application (documents submitted in English are appreciated). If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website www.abb.com. Work model: on site #LI-onsite

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    About the company

    Industry: Electronics: Manufacturing

    ABB is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ...

    Why you should apply for a job to ABB:

  • We focus on the areas where we can make the biggest impact: reducing carbon emissions, preserving resources and promoting social progress.

  • ABB has flexible work options depending on job compatibility without compromising customer service or impacting colleagues.

  • ABB has launched a gender-neutral global parental leave program granting 12 weeks of paid leave for primary caregivers.