EU Senior Category Manager
- Cape Town, South Africa
The role can be based in Luxembourg or Barcelona.
EU SENIOR CATEGORY MANAGER
Our European Procurement team is growing and we are hiring a Senior Category Manager with Pan-European responsibilities to join the team in our European Headquarters in lovely Luxembourg.
Have you ever wondered how Amazon is managing its indirect procurement across all our Fulfilment Operations in Europe? Do you want to join a company with an amazing growth to make history and leave your own footprint?
As a Senior Category Manager, you will create and own the strategic relationship with suppliers and senior internal stakeholders while building collaboration within and across organizational boundaries. You will develop key sourcing activities, ensuring equipment and service availability to meet business goals while minimizing risk. You will be the trusted advisor in strategic sourcing and procurement initiatives. You will work side-by-side with your stakeholders to deliver the best end customer experience.
• Identify, develop and deliver long term sourcing strategies, lead key initiatives with cross-functional teams; drive the decision making process of the category roadmap with senior leadership.
• Drive commercial relationships with suppliers, with a principal objective of achieving optimal cost and performance;
• Lead supplier performance management; including improving sustainability & social responsibility;
• Coordinate and collaborate with local teams to deploy and manage the implementation of your defined strategies.
• Autonomy to innovate and deliver new approaches that impact the bottom and the top line;
• Grow in a fast-pace environment where every day is day one;
• Being surrounded by inspiring and diverse individuals;
• Learn from people with a wide variety of professional backgrounds;
• Ability to develop new skills and opportunities through lateral, geographical or functional moves.
• Bachelor or Master's degree
• You have extensive experience in strategic sourcing
• You earn the trust and respect of the team and build positive working relationships by consistently making good decisions, keeping commitments, treating others and their ideas with respect.
• You focus on the results that benefit the customer, whether directly or indirectly.
• You like taking a good idea and making it even bigger.
• You speak up when you see problems that sit outside of your area - and you don't let go of them until they are resolved.
• You have the ability to make decisions wherever and whenever possible using the right level of data.
• You have a firm grasp of the details of your work in order to deeply discuss them.
• You simplify and always encourage others to innovate, changing inefficient or unnecessarily complex processes.
• You are recognized to hire & develop the best (if people management skills needed)
At Amazon, we ask a lot of our employees, which is why we give so much in return. In addition to your competitive compensation package, healthcare insurance and supplemental medical insurance, we'll shower you with perks, including:
- International relocation package
- Supplementary medical insurance
- Life & disability insurance
- Supplementary pension plan
- Lunch vouchers
- Flexible work environment
- Luxembourg Education Support: Amazon provides new hires who have relocated to Luxembourg with a benefit that subsidizes the cost of international schools for their children to help them adapt to the local languages
- Public transportation or parking subsidy
- Free access to museums in Luxembourg
- Being involved in an international environment
On top of that, the Luxembourgish government provides the additional following benefits: Social Security, Birth and Kids Allowance, Governmental support to learn languages, Maternity & Paternity Leave ...
Wants to know more about life in Luxembourg?
Luxembourg City comprise 140 nationalities whilst having less than 150,000 inhabitants. All cultures are represented and there is a cosmopolitan atmosphere, being reflected in gastronomy to events. You will not feel a foreigner in Luxembourg City, 50% of the people are from another country and the Luxembourgish are very welcoming. The country is very open and inclusive, its legislation reflects this culture. Although Luxembourgish, French and German are the main official languages, English is spoken enough for you to do any day-to-day activities without any difficulties. Administration in the City also using this as one of the main languages. Amazon's business language in Luxembourg is also English. Even movies are available in the original language.
Luxembourg is a very clean and safe city, it has been ranked as the safest city for expatriates. Outdoor activities are well catered for, for example more than 800 hiking and cycling trails are accessible within 10-60 km from the city. Other main sports include the likes of football, running and swimming, the city has more than five large swimming pools available all year. There are also many more sporting facilities and clubs available so you are sure to find the right fit to keep active. Within 400 kilometers, you can find four of the largest European cities: Amsterdam, Paris, Brussels, and Frankfurt, London is also only a short direct flight away, as are a number of skiing resorts for that winter snow fun - you can always have a different weekend. Weekends in Luxembourg are also great, with a number of quality restaurants and bars, unlike other cities the weekend has a more relaxed feel to wind down with family/ friends, to just investigate the history and culture or take a hike in the forests.
The public transport network is widespread, efficient and sustainable, with a high level of investment. From November 2018, electric bikes are available for rental in the city. The airport is small compared to other capital cities but with good connections, time for checking in and out is really short. Commuting to the office as a Luxembourg City habitant is a life changer compared to other capitals- timing goes from 5 to 20 min by public transport to the different points of the city, walking is also a great option for those feeling fit.
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