Global Category Manager - Contract Manufacturers

Ubicación

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Madrid, Spain

Malmö, Sweden

Paris, France

Date

2020-11-17

Tipo de contrato

Permanente

Área Functional

Servicios centrales

Verisure is seeking a talented, hands-on and passionate Global Category Manager to join our Group Procurement Team. The role will report to the Global Contract Manufacturing Category Manager. This role will contribute to establish a global procurement function for direct categories, reinforcing current global organization supporting Verisure R&D activities and R&D centers located in Malmö and Madrid. The role will be based in Malmö

The role will be expected to work autonomously, impact quickly and develop as the business grow. It is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team in the leading provider of professionally monitored alarms for residential households and small businesses in Europe.

The company’s success depends on its people and it invests in them every day. Working with Verisure is being part of an industry leading world-class company that has a strong entrepreneurial spirit.


 

Strategic context and value proposition

Over the past years, Verisure has experienced an exceptional and resilient financial performance with a very long track record of double-digit growth - thanks to continuous drive for Innovation, our very sophisticated Go-To-Market approach and replicable business model for expansion into new countries. Our strong and visionary Management Team is now supporting the business’ next phase of growth with a robust business plan for value creation.

The Global Category Manager will be responsible for leading in some cases and supporting in others the sourcing strategy and execution of direct categories for contract manufacturers subject to global agreements or coordination. Currently this role includes a key focus on current Contract Manufacturer footprint located in different locations from Eastern Europe to Asia. He/she will collaborate and influence business leaders and stakeholders at Group level.

This will include creation of a Procurement Plan to maximize savings, defining the sourcing strategy for each category and subcategories assigned, leading tenders (from drafting of specifications to award and contract signature), influencing stakeholders to define and standardize their requirements, while ensuring compliance with Procurement processes and policy.


 

Responsibilities will include, among others:

  • Responsible for the relationship management, performance measurement and improvement of Contract Manufacturing assigned

  • Develop and implement a contract manufacturing strategy in line with Verisure strategy.

  • Negotiate and manage Contract Manufacturer costs: Manage manufacturing value added (MVA) cost for existing products and negotiate for new products, including NRE

  • Spend analysis in Contract Manufacturing Category

  • Lead executive-level quarterly business reviews (QBR) with relevant stakeholders

  • Gather requirements and specifications of products and services required by R&D areas

  • Partner with Engineering (Electrical and Mechanical), Product Management, PMO, Quality, teams to identify needs and develop improvement plans

  • Industrialization: Identifying, prioritizing and executing activities and improvements on Industrialization on Contract Manufacturers in link with our Industrialization Team

  • Test Fixtures: Identifying, prioritizing and executing activities and strategy on test fixtures on Contract Manufacturers in link with our Industrialization Team

  • Creation of Procurement Plan, maximizing savings across countries. Supporting the elaboration of the Group Procurement Plan

  • Lead tenders (RFPs) in multiple countries (Europe and Latam), negotiation with internal stakeholders and suppliers, and supplier qualification and selection

  • Drafting contracts, and negotiating agreements with suppliers in coordination with Legal counsel and business departments

  • Ensure process and policy compliance in direct categories

  • Identify and anticipate issues in the execution of the projects, identify and implement solutions, escalate as required

  • Identify risks and follow risk mitigation actions & processes defined

  • Analytical Reports as needed on all areas of responsibility

  • Be a communication channel between business and suppliers

  • Availability to travel


 

Location

The position will be based in Malmö,


 

Reports and organization structure

This position will report directly to the Global Contract Manufacturing Category Manager

Candidate profile

Experience and Qualifications

We see this role as critical for the achievement of Verisure’s growth and organizational transformation goals.

As a result, we are looking for a self-starter and high potential / top performer individual with a proactive business mindset focused on driving value to the business.

  • University Degree, preferably Graduate or Bachelor in Business Administration or Engineering

  • Postgraduate degree is valued if related to the role

  • 5-10 years relevant experience sourcing direct products, as part of an international procurement team in a large organization

  • Experience working with Contract Manufacturers, on Industrialization and Test Fixtures.

  • Project management skills: Experience managing complex projects

  • Experience in complex contracts and contract negotiations

  • Analytical skills with attention to detail

  • Advanced level on Microsoft Office. In particular Excel and PowerPoint

  • Experience with eProcurement tools (Jaggaer, Ariba, etc), and ERP systems (Oracle, SAP, etc)

  • English. Able to lead business conversations and influence in both languages, fluently, with stakeholders at any level.

  • Other languages would be desirable: Swedish & Spanish

Competencies

  • Ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced international environment

  • Highly motivated with excellent analytical skills

  • Structured and high attention to detail

  • Organized and with an appetite for improving existing processes

  • An enthusiastic and high energy individual with a strong drive to create a positive work environment

  • Excellent written and oral presentation and communication skills

  • Humble and "team-player"


 

Strong fit with our Company DNA

  • Passionate in Everything We Do: Our people have a sense of energy that is unmistakable, one that drives us to delight our customers and focus on creating impact quickly.

  • Committed to Making a Difference: When we say we will do something; we deliver with excellence. We are accountable, focused and operate with discipline.

  • Always Innovating: We believe that Innovation can be big or small; it’s a continuous state of mind that inspires us to think differently and always make things better. We are risk takers and we learn continuously.

  • Winning as a Team: Our people know that by leveraging one another’s strengths, investing in and developing our team’s capability and by collaborating well, we will win.

  • With Trust & Responsibility: Operating with integrity is core to our success. We are humble, honest and value deep mastery and expertise. We do the right thing, always.

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