Global Category Manager

Job Description

Place of work

Žilina/Bratislava region (The job requires travelling)

Contract type



2 000 EUR/month+ Variable bonus.

The salary is defined for candidates with 3 years of experience in this field. We carefully consider your professional qualifications and experience in our compensation package when offering you other positions. Our goal is to pay our employee's fairly, with regard to the market situation and we are ready to welcome high-quality candidates in our team.

About us

Siemens Mobility
Siemens Mobility provides solutions in the field of integrated transport and logistics and in the field of low-cost and environment friendly transport.

Job description, responsibilities and duties

If you really want to make a difference – make it with us. We are looking for a Global Category Manager to join our team in Siemens Mobility. In this role your responsibilities will be: 

  • Your way leads you into the central global purchasing department of our business unit for railway infrastructure.
  • Your way leads you into the central global purchasing department of our business unit for railway infrastructure.
  • You will act as a Global category manager (f/m/d) for third party services for international projects all over the world - with a significant purchasing volume in the double-digit million Euro range.
  • You will work holistically from the request for quotation to the total cost analysis with cross functional and technical partners in various departments.
  • You will develop procurement strategies for our business demands and establish them globally.
  • You identify, qualify and develop high-performance suppliers worldwide, build up a portfolio of preferred suppliers and continuously optimize their performance.
  • Therefore, you will get in touch with suppliers located on all five continents and negotiate in an international context.
  • This includes cooperation and coordination at top management level at suppliers - and also internally.
  • In addition, you will ensure global reporting and transparency in all key performance indicators in your area of responsibility.
  • You will work in an international team setup with colleagues in various countries and with a diverse background.

Required education, skills and personality requirements

Required education
University education (Master's degree in an engineering discipline)

Educational Specialization
IT, electrical engineering or equivalent

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2) and Slovak - Proficiency (C2)

German - Upper intermediate (B1) is an advantage

Number of years of experience

Personality requirements and skills
Personal skills:

• Target orientation, high organizational and communication skills, as well as motivation and enthusiasm for our business.
• You like to work as part of an international team.

Technical skills:

• You have several years of professional experience in strategic purchasing / category management or in project management.

• You have a strong background in engineering, information technology or railway engineering.

• Furthermore, you have proficient negotiations skills with international and top-class contacts.

• You have strong communication skills, are fluent in English and have worked in an international context before.

Organization: Siemens Mobility

Company: Siemens Mobility, s.r.o.

Experience Level: Mid-level Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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