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Regional Category Manager (m/f/d)

Job ID:  14112
Job location(s): 

Grodzisk Mazowiecki, PL Povazska Bystrica, SK Reyrieux, FR Neumunster, DE Wroclaw, PL

Job Description

Danfoss is looking for a committed Regional Category Manager to Pressed Parts & Aluminum Castings team. If you are passioned about setting new directions and creating strategies in procurement area – this position is exactly what you are looking for! It is connected to flexible localizations within Danfoss offices in Poland (Grodzisk or Wroclaw), Germany (Neumunster), Slovakia (Povazska Bystrica) and France (Lyon - Trevoux). 

Job Responsibilities

Your key responsibilities and tasks on this position will be to:

  • Develop and implement pressed parts & aluminium castings strategy within Europe
  • Lead and coordinate strategy activities in the category team and across Danfoss worldwide
  • Accelerate cost-down impact from suppliers driving and executing a sustainable savings pipeline across all levers while utilizing cross-functional teams
  • Develop and implement supplier strategy for all suppliers within responsibility
  • Actively research trends within sub-category and technology incl. how other industries impact the sub-category e.g. supply, pricing, investments etc.
  • Take full and proactive responsibility for supplier performance 
  • Lead an effective supplier relationship management acting as the Danfoss key account and supplier development activities
  • Understand the commodity market and how this impacts the sub-category. 
Background & Skills

Candidates we are looking for preferrably have:

  • A commercial degree or an Engineering background at bachelor’s or master’s level topped with solid commercial understanding
  • 3+ years of relevant experience from an international organization including direct category management
  • Great negotiation skills with outstanding networking skills and the ability to manage multiple suppliers and stakeholders while navigating safely in complex relations
  • Be able to work both independently and in cross-functional teams
  • Be a proactive self-starter with a high commitment and a positive can-do attitude
  • Have diplomatic skills and the ability to communicate at all levels
  • Preferably Pressed parts or aluminum castings background (optimal both)
  • Result-oriented, analytical approach to the tasks
  • Fluent in English (speaking and writing).

 
We offer an exciting position with excellent opportunities for professional and personal development in an inspiring, dynamic, high performing and international work environment in a global leading company. We highly value initiative, responsibility and the right balance between creativity and quality in our solutions.
 

If we caught your attention, do not hesitate to apply with English CV as soon as possible. We are looking forward to learning about your experiences and potentials. 

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 is engineering technologies that enable the world of tomorrow to be better, smarter and more effective. In growing cities, we ensure the supply of fresh food and optimal comfort in homes and offices, while meeting the need for energy-efficient infrastructure, connected systems, and integration of renewable energy.

Our solutions are used, for example, for cooling, air conditioning, heating, controlling electric motors and mobile equipment. Our innovative engineering can be traced back to 1933, and today Danfoss is a global leader with 28,000 employees and sales in more than 100 countries. We are privately owned by the founder’s family.

Read more about us at www.danfoss.com

Danfoss is engineering technologies that enable the world of tomorrow to be better, smarter and more effective. In growing cities, we ensure the supply of fresh food and optimal comfort in homes and offices, while meeting the need for energy-efficient infrastructure, connected systems, and integration of renewable energy.

Our solutions are used, for example, for cooling, air conditioning, heating, controlling electric motors and mobile equipment. Our innovative engineering can be traced back to 1933, and today Danfoss is a global leader with 28,000 employees and sales in more than 100 countries. We are privately owned by the founder’s family.

Read more about us at www.danfoss.com