Amer Sports (www.amersports.com) is a sporting goods company with internationally recognised brands including Salomon, Wilson, Atomic, Arc’teryx, Suunto, Peak Performance and Precor. The company’s technically-advanced sports equipment, footwear and apparel improve performance and increase the enjoyment of sports and outdoor activities. The Group’s business is balanced by its broad portfolio of sports and products and a presence in all major markets.

POSITION TITLE: Global Procurement – Category Manager IT (m/w/d)
LOCATION: Munich, Germany

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
You will be responsible globally for the strategic sourcing of IT goods and services and work with key leaders of our Group and Brand IT teams to generate sustainable improvements and savings. You are part of a motivated team that is creating a global Indirect Procurement organization which allows you to actively shape the setup of your category.
  • MAIN RESPONSIBILITY:
• You are responsible for the global strategic sourcing of IT goods and services with an emphasis on Software, SaaS, Telecommunications and Hardware.
• You develop the sourcing & procurement category strategy together with the Indirect Procurement team and senior leaders from respective brands, functions, and regions.
• You are responsible for developing, executing, and managing category-specific sourcing plans to support the overall procurement strategy.
• You monitor and analyze relevant sourcing markets and technologies to understand implications on the procurement approach and opportunities.
• You focus on a sustainable optimization of the profit contribution of strategic procurement activities.
• You manage relationships with major external partners for the sub-categories in scope.
• You interact with relevant procurement roles in different countries to share knowledge, gather requirements, and identify category specific improvement opportunities.
• You are involved in procurement excellence & development projects that allows you to be an active contributor to the development of our Global Indirect Procurement organization.

YOUR PROFILE:

• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Operations Management, Business Process Management, Finance, STEM, or equivalent experience.
• Minimum of 5 years of experience in the procurement field or comparable experience, ideally in a global Retail company.
• Minimum of 3 years of experience as a global Sourcing/Category/Commodity Manager for products and services such as IT, Software or Tech services.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

• Good category management framework understanding.
• Experience in developing and executing procurement category strategies.
• Good track record of delivering sustainable savings which hit the bottom line.
• Tech acumen is a must and a technical background in IT is strongly preferred.
• Experience in SAP Ariba P2P, MS products, Contract Management tools, eSourcing tools.
• Knowledge of the IT digital solution and the IT enterprise solution marketplaces is a plus.
• Business fluent in English. Any other language is a plus.
• Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively across a diverse set of stakeholders.
• You are a motivated, stress-resistant person, who strives for excellence, is open-minded and has a positive mindset.
• Ability to travel 10-20%, including international travel.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU:

• An interesting role in an exciting industry
• Career progression opportunities
• The opportunity for independent and self-reliant work
• A friendly and vibrant working environment in a dynamic and international team

If the scope of these responsibilities meets your expectations, please be welcome to apply online.

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