Regional EMEA Category Manager for travel

Regional EMEA CM for travel:


Purpose of the job


Ensure a competitive external suppliers’ portfolio to provide indirect services and products required by the business within regional organizational scope.

Define and execute regional sourcing strategy and optimize the suppliers base by considering business strategies, market trends, cost drivers and spend in collaboration with main stakeholders / Group Functions. Ensure favourable contracts and commercial conditions with respect to the Purchasing policy, ethics and Grundfos values.


Key activities


Drive strategic sourcing process for indirect suppliers based on business demand and in accordance with Grundfos defined Strategic Sourcing Process. This includes:

  • Responsible to create the regional sourcing strategy in collaboration with main stakeholders/Group Functions;
  • Analyse market conditions, spend and trends; Identify and challenge main cost drivers within specific indirect categories;
  • Identify, evaluate and select suppliers, benchmark suppliers and conditions;
  • Challenge business specifications, purchase demands, structures and behaviour to support optimization;
  • Lead negotiations with suppliers to close contracts, with the best possible outcome for Grundfos, in respect of our Purchasing policy and ethics.
  • Facilitate at least annual strategic meetings with key suppliers with presence of required participants (key stakeholders and Purchasing management).
  • Definition of preferred supplier lists to ease shorten supplier identification process in case of known suppliers and demand.
  • Supplier classification in accordance with the Supplier Relationship Management process defined in Grundfos.
  • Build and maintain strong collaboration with main stakeholders.


 Job Requirements 


  • College or University degree
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of professional relevant experience
  • Fluent English both written and verbal
  • Experienced and effective in working in international environment
  • Good communication skills across all levels of the organization as well as with external partners
  • experienced in international stakeholder’s management
  • Excellent negotiation skills, target oriented, do not settle with least acceptable and dare to challenge existing concepts and solutions.
  • Able to work independently and think analytically
  • SAP knowledge is an advantage
  • Ability and willingness to travel


Location: Székesfehérvár, Hungary


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