Regional Category Manager



Danfoss is looking for a Regional Category Manager within the Turned & Hot Stamped Parts category. In this position, you will develop a category strategy for the European Region as well as lead and coordinate implementation activities across Danfoss functions. Procurement Category Management is responsible for the strategic and tactical sourcing decisions and supplier activities including overall performance, relationship and development, risk management and contracting.

As Regional Category Manager, you will be driving performance and value add on a app. 25-40 MEUR spend. You will be responsible for 10-15 major suppliers located in Europe and have the overall responsibility for supplier performance (quality, delivery, cost and cash). As this role has a strategic scope, you will lead supplier development programs and relationship building in order to ensure continued improvements and to develop and maintain strategic stakeholder relationships - externally as well as internally. Other tasks you will be handling include, but are not limited to, researching trends within the market, category and technologies, driving contract and risk management for suppliers in scope, and ensuring supplier capability transparency internally at Danfoss, including our digital journey.

You will be directly part of a global team of 7 Category Managers all reporting to the Category Management Director of Turned and Hot Stamped Parts

Background and skills
To be considered for this position, you must have at least 3-5 years of professional category management experience within the industrial or automotive industry. The ideal candidate has gained specific technical experience with stainless and steel, however this is not a requirement. Your educational background can be either an engineering degree or a commercial degree at Master level. We expect that you have:

  • Experience working in a global matrix organization
  • Ability to successfully lead, persuade and influence all levels of stakeholders including senior leadership across the organization.
  • Well-developed communication- and interpersonal skills
  • You have a passion for procurement and are driven by making results and the ambition to see and initiate year-over-year improvements.
  • Experience with cost down modeling.
  • A conceptual and strategic mindset and end-to-end understanding of the value chain.
  • A positive approach and the ability to influence and inspire others.

We are Engineering Tomorrow
The world faces growing populations, booming urbanization and rapid climate change. At Danfoss, we engineer ready-to-use solutions to these challenges. We build energy-efficient solutions that reduce food loss and make cities cleaner – using digital technology to make systems smarter and more connected – and we engineer innovative new ways to save energy and transition to clean energy for the good of our climate.

Join Danfoss
Danfoss gives you unique opportunities to put your skills to good use, make an impact and shape an exciting career. We encourage employees to take charge, do extraordinary things and run the business like it was their own. Danfoss is a leading technology company where you get to work with – and learn from – expert colleagues with a wide range of professional and cultural backgrounds. Join Danfoss to be part of a world-class team of over 27,000 people in 56 countries that engineer tomorrow and build a better future.

Watch how Danfoss is engineering tomorrow

For more information about the position, please contact Director - Head of Category Turned & Hot Stamped Parts, Søren Westergaard on +45 29125822.

Please apply at your earliest convenience. We do not have an application deadline but accept applications as long as the job is posted.

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