Regional Category Manager, EL IM&S Canada

ABB

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Montreal, Canada

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    Position summary

    the earth, working on Mars, on the fastest trains we ride, in the fastest cars of the world, crossing oceans, in factories producing your food, in the tallest buildings of the world, in the most modern hotels and in the walls of your home. With a portfolio of more than 200,000 products marketed under more than 38 premium brand names, our Division offerings are found wherever electricity is used. Mission Statement: In collaboration with Category Lead, create, develop and implement a business-aligned, long-term Category Strategy for Canada and develop an annual pipeline of strategic category initiatives across IS Services, facilities, Materials and Travel. The EL IM&S (Indirect Materials & Service) PL Expert and Category Manager (Canada) actively participates in and facilitate sourcing events and conduct negotiations for large deals such as Integrated Facility Management, large IS Services or Software deals, Managed Service Provider agreements or Integrated Supply Chain deals for our MRO spend. The objective of this position is to leverage the purchasing power of ABB on a country level and to achieve the set performance targets for the respective categories. The position holder will manage the Canadian IM&S spend and ensures that category strategies get defined and implemented in close collaboration with key stakeholders.
    Your responsibilities

    • In collaboration with Regional IM&S Team, set cost reduction targets for all category teams in scope based on corporate targets and support in developing the category teams to a high performing organization.

    • Ensures that the Category sourcing performance targets are achieved according to the IM&S (Indirect Materials & Services) operational dashboard (especially cost reduction/avoidance and supplier reduction).

    • Collaboration / team orientation on defining and implementing solid processes throughout the value chain for an annual spend of around $ 35MUSDNo Direct Reports.

    • Leverages CIPS category teams locally, regionally and globally for the appropriate supplier selections and ensures that the CIPS methodology is applied in a meaning full and pragmatic manner.

    • Define category strategies and manage the execution of the respective category plans in collaboration with IM&S Team and facilitate strategy review meetings involving internal clients when necessary.

    • Drive RFIs / RFQs and provide support to regional IM&S business negotiations, and manages the assigned project team.

    • Ensures that the ABB e-Sourcing tool gets leveraged whenever feasible and define RFQ / P&L standardization processes and negotiation strategies.

    • Ensures that contracts for preferred and/or approved suppliers are based on ABB's terms and conditions and filed in SAP Ariba and provides and maintains standard terms in purchase contracts/terms and conditions in line with Company directives and guidelines.

    • Ensures alignment and best practices between local P&L activities and the GBS Global Centers.

    Your background

    • University degree (BA/MBA/ENG/MS) in related field: Supply Chain, Finance, Engineering, Business Economics.

    • 7-10 years experience in Strategic Sourcing.

    • Manage internal Stakeholders and virtual Category teams.

    • Drive Demand Management.

    • Drive initiatives centrally to support different business with different objectives.

    • Manage Region Specific Disbursed Supplier and Business strategies.

    • ISM or CPSM Certification a plus.

    • Extensive experience in Negotiation Management and Negotiation Tactics.

    • Very good understanding of Contract Management & Supplier Relationship Management.

    • Strong Project Management and Communication skills.

    • Experience in working in international environments and managing Stakeholders of varying Management Levels.

    • Superior English & French in spoken and written.

    • English is required as this position will service internal and external clients from other provinces.

    • Self-starter mentality.

    • Desire to work in a strong and fast paced environment.

    • Travel: 10%.

    Benefits

    • Retirement plan
    • Healthcare plan
    • Accident insurance
    • Wellbeing program

    More about us

    We look forward to receiving your application. If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website https://www.abb.com. For the 8th year in a row, ABB Canada has been recognized as one of Canada's top employers by Forbes Magazine. Also named as Canada's Top 100 Employers, Montreal's Top Employers, Canada's Top Employers for Young People, Canada's Greenest Employers and in 2021 Best Candidate Experience Award (CandE Award), ABB's culture and commitment are to provide a caring workplace where everyone collaborates, feels valued, respected, included and supported. Also committed to ensuring that all policies and practices respect the Employment Equity Program, we aim for our workforce to be truly representative of the four designated groups; women, aboriginal people, members of visible minorities, and/or persons with disabilities. ABB will provide reasonable accommodation to the applicant with disabilities and encourage applicants to self-identify in the application process. ABB's Military Reservist Policy offers Canada's Reserve Force members the flexibility to undergo military training and activities while maintaining job security, seniority, pay, benefits, and privileges as ABB employees, including up to 15 paid working days per year for training, as well as extended leave for operations both in Canada and abroad, ensuring seamless career integration with our nation's defense forces. #LI-hybrid

    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.