Global Category Manager Production Equipment (M/F/d)

  • Valencia
  • Medmix

Company Description

Global Category Manager creates, implements, and owns the strategic relationship with Global/Key suppliers and senior internal stakeholders, aimed at achieving strategic objectives of Indirect Categories. The incumbent responsibilities are across organizational boundaries.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure orderliness and tidiness for own workstation and make sure to follow all regulations regarding health & safety, environment or company specific rules; inform manager/supervisor or ESH officer in case of any deviation or risk of accident/incident.
  • Identify and develop global, cross-segment strategies for Production Machineries in alignment with Industrialization Department and local organizations
  • Coordinate and collaborate with Industrialization Department and local procurement teams to deploy and manage the implementation of defined strategies.
  • Build, lead and support strategic relationships with global/ key suppliers with principal objectives of achieving optimal cost and performance
  • Conduct regular spend and supplier markets analysis, including risk management assessment of the Production Machinery category
  • Support CapEx budgeting process
  • Lead performance management of Global/Key suppliers, including sustainability & social responsibility; Coordinate and support suppliers assessment and audits - with focus on Procurement requirements.
  • Follow and implement corporate and procurement directives and policies
  • Identify and implement savings initiative as well as continuous improvement plans in area of his responsibility.
  • Embrace synergies and share best practice across different sites
  • Establish a close relationship with different internal stakeholders in order to deliver the best values and improve suppliers and procurement service levels
  • Support in problem resolution/crisis management
  • Coordinate functionally the local buyers responsible for Production Machine/Equipment
  • Is the Subject Matter Expert in his category for internal stakeholders.
  • Perform other strategic and tactical tasks, if needed


  • Professional experience and proven track record in strategic procurement of Production Equipment (e.g. preferable Injection Molding Machines, Medical Devices industry or similar) in an international company with a matrix organization
  • Strong knowledge and business acumen in indirect production equipment, contract management and risk management
  • Expertise in TCO and cost analysis
  • Experience in supplier relationship management
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) in English; German, Spanish or Mandarin would be beneficial
  • Familiarity with SAP and S2P platform (ARIBA, COUPA, etc.)
  • Willingness to travel up to 20-30%

**medmix is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce.