2 days ago

Global Sourcing Indirect Category Manager

Leclanché SA

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Global Sourcing Indirect Category Manager


At Leclanché, we have talented people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and contribute to the success of our Company. Passion for their work, initiative and adaptability, impact and influence, innovation and decisiveness are the key attributes we are looking for. Our world leading in-house technologies, based on lithium-ion cells, and ownership of the full value chain from electrochemistry to energy management software, make us unique and a partner of choice for customers who require smarter and faster energy storage solutions for grid and microgrids, fleets and electric commercial vehicles, marine vessels and robotics applications.

In order to develop and execute the global sourcing strategies for the applicable Indirect Material spend categories, as well as to develop and manage a performing supply base to reach targeted performances on Quality, Cost and Delivery, we are looking to reinforce our Purchasing group by hiring a

Global Sourcing Indirect Category Manager

based in Yverdon-les-Bains, Vaud, Switzerland

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Manage own portfolio of assigned Indirect Material Categories
  • Be accountable for contribution to the global Indirect Material & Supply Base
Performance and optimization (Impact on P&L cost reduction and cost avoidance)
  • Represent assigned categories within the Leclanché's organization, acting as a business partner and change agent
  • Develop a Supplier Relationship Management with key strategic suppliers through appropriate supplier management measures
  • Own spend on own material categories
  • Provide forward looking guidance on trends, threats and opportunities
  • Achieve the defined top down target for assigned Indirect Material categories
  • Assure the bottom up alignment of the sourcing activities with the Leclanché's business requirement
  • Follow and provide risk response to Supply base Risk Management
  • Participate to the development of Category management methods and tools
  • Ensure consistent application of all Sourcing levers
  • Pilot Sourcing KPIs
  • Ensure compliance and application of Sourcing process

Education and Experience:

  • Master's degree in business administration or similar. C.P.M., CIPS will be a plus
  • Knowledge of Indirect Category management would be a plus
  • 5+ years in-depth strategic and operational Sourcing experience with a solid working knowledge of Global Category management

Demonstrated Skills & Behaviors:

  • Sensible and emphatic communication skills with suppliers and internal stakeholders
  • Strong analytical skills (risk based) and focus on the essential facts
  • Able to get results through others, able to multi-task, sense of priority, able to handle stress
  • Creativity and ability for collaboration to increase the performance of the given framework
  • Languages: English & French is a must: fluent spoken and writing, German is an asset

If you are Swiss or hold a valid work permit, please apply and send your full application only in
English by clicking the "Apply now" button or send an email to hr@leclanche.com.

Av. des Sports 42 1401 Yverdon-les-Bains