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IT Category Manager

Requisition ID:  20830
Job Location(s): 

Apodaca, MX Loves Park, IL, US Eden Prairie, MN, US Santiago De Querétaro, MX Eden Prairie, MN, US Queretaro, MX Reynosa, MX Santiago De Querétaro, MX Guadalajara, MX Ames, IA, US New York, NY, US Eden Prairie, MN, US Tallahassee, FL, US Reynosa, MX Eden Prairie, MN, US Reynosa, MX

Job Description

 

Danfoss Procurement is looking for a skilled IT Category Manager with technical acumen and work experience to support our digitalization journey. In Danfoss Procurement we are responsible for strategic and tactical sourcing activities covering a spend of several million Euros across our global categories. The passion for the green restart is relevant in all our areas and in our indirect procurement organization We source value to engineer tomorrow.

Joining Danfoss Procurement you will be a part of an international and multicultural Indirect Procurement that is the team of passionate, motivated and professional team members.

 

We are flexible on working location as long as you have the competencies for the job

Job Responsibilities

 

As our new IT Category Manager, you will lead sourcing and negotiations activities together with our internal stakeholders. You will build and develop strong and mutual beneficial partnerships to deliver value, identify and implement optimization ideas, improve commercial conditions and continuously contribute to Danfoss competitiveness. Your daily tasks will be but not limited to the following:

  • Develop and maintain category strategy: direction, goals, suppliers’ strategy, execution plans
  • Negotiate contracts as a lead or part of the team
  • Manage supplier relationship
  • Identify and execute new initiatives to ensure continuous improvements
  • Manage Key stakeholders; understand business needs; communicate strategies and prioritize daily contact with wide range of external suppliers
  • Act as a sparring partner to stakeholders and your colleagues

Background & Skills

 

To be successful in this position, we expect you to have a suitable bachelor and/or master’s degree, and

  • Experience with procurement of IT software, consultancy and/or services 
  • Strong negotiation skills that go along with excellent English skills on negotiation level
  • Experienced in project and stakeholder management
  • The ability to learn quickly and thoroughly while continually recognizing and adapting to changing conditions
  • An outgoing and well-respected communication style due to the importance of building relationships with stakeholders, peers and team members.
  • Team and goal-oriented mind-set and analytical approach

 

On a more personal level, we are looking for a person who is energetic, open-minded and capable of seeing opportunities rather than obstacles. You can work independently but you also enjoy working together with the team. You build up relationships easily and can challenge when needed.

Danfoss – Engineering Tomorrow

 

At Danfoss, we are engineering solutions that allow the world to use resources in smarter ways – driving the sustainable transformation of tomorrow. No transformation has ever been started without a group of passionate, dedicated and empowered people. We believe that innovation and great results are driven by the right mix of people with diverse backgrounds, personalities, skills, and perspectives, reflecting the world in which we do business. To make sure the mix of people works, we strive to create an inclusive work environment where people of all backgrounds are treated equally, respected, and valued for who they are. It is a strong priority within Danfoss to improve the health, working environment and safety of our employees.

Following our founder’s mindset ‘action speaks louder than words’, we set ourselves ambitious targets to protect the environment by embarking on a plan to become CO2 neutral latest by 2030.

Danfoss is an EO employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.

 

Danfoss engineers advanced technologies that enable us to build a better, smarter, and more efficient tomorrow. In the world’s growing cities, we ensure the supply of fresh food and optimal comfort in our homes and offices, while meeting the need for energy-efficient infrastructure, connected systems, and integrated renewable energy.

Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control, and mobile and industrial machinery.

Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933. Today, Danfoss holds market-leading positions, serving customers in more than 100 countries. We are privately held by the founding family.

 

Danfoss engineers advanced technologies that enable us to build a better, smarter, and more efficient tomorrow. In the world’s growing cities, we ensure the supply of fresh food and optimal comfort in our homes and offices, while meeting the need for energy-efficient infrastructure, connected systems, and integrated renewable energy.

Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control, and mobile and industrial machinery.

Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933. Today, Danfoss holds market-leading positions, serving customers in more than 100 countries. We are privately held by the founding family.