Category Manager

Category Manager

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Tehtävät :

We are looking for a Category Manager at ABB Oy, Drives in Helsinki. In this position, you will be responsible for sourcing activities in mechanical categories (e.g. packages, gaskets, fasteners) and will be working closely with suppliers to support the business and profitability of our local business units. Internally, you will work in close co-operation with business stakeholders, product engineering and purchasing. You are part of the local business unit organization and your work will help the global category team to reach its targets.

Your responsibilities
• Analyzing suppliers, cost structures and procurement markets
• Annual price negotiations, supplier audits and agreements
• Managing and developing the supplier base based on business needs, supplier relationship management
• Continuous development of strategic suppliers and category KPIs (e.g. OTD, Quality, Cost)
• Furthering the flawless quality of components, availability of materials, lower purchasing costs, and seamless cooperation with suppliers ensuring the best total cost for ABB

We offer
• A challenging position and the opportunity to learn and take responsibility in a global purchasing environment
• Great prospects for career development and professional growth within ABB
• A great opportunity to make a difference in how the business is run in your own area of responsibility
• The opportunity to travel


• M.Sc. in in engineering or equivalent level commercial education with work experience
• A few years’ experience and an excellent track record in a sourcing management role in an international environment
• Excellent communication and negotiation skills
• Analytical team player who is focused and result-oriented
• Fluent in English and Finnish
• Familiarity with MS Office (especially Excel)

Ideally, you have
• Experience in R&D or product engineering support
• A commercial education is considered an advantage
• Familiarity with SAP or a similar ERP system
• Other language skills in addition to English and Finnish are considered an advantage


Interested in joining the crew? Apply for the position by December 17th, 2017.

If you have questions, contact Mika Valkama, tel. +358 50 33 21543. Available on December 8th at 9–11 am and December 14th at 14–16 pm.

Helsinki, Suomi
Työsuhteen tyyppi :
Liiketoimintayksikkö :
Business Unit Drives and Controls
Julkaisupäivämäärä :
Ostot ja toimitusten hallinta

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 136,000 employees

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