Category Manager, Direct Sourcing - Franklinton, NC

Pioneer a brighter future
At Novozymes, we work in close partnership with our customers and the global community to make a sustainable impact. We use science to advance industries and pave the way for a brighter future. Direct Sourcing is part of the Sourcing & Global Services organization, part of Corporate Functions. In Sourcing & Global Services, our value proposition is “we enable growth for Novozymes”. We enable growth via close collaboration with stakeholders in all the regions and throughout the supply chain and by balancing quality, cost and risk for the betterment of Novozymes.

Direct Sourcing at Novozymes is a global organization responsible for all sourcing of raw materials within Novozymes, with Sourcing colleagues located at Novozymes key production sites in all regions of the world including EMEA, APAC, North America and South America.

Category Manager, Direct Sourcing – Franklinton, NC
As Category Manager for North America, you will work closely together with other Category Managers and take on responsibility for a large and divergent raw material portfolio for the production sites in North America. You will have strategic and commercial responsibility on strategic sourcing projects, in close collaboration with different stakeholders in the supply chain. In addition, your tasks will include: participation in global category strategy development; market analysis & supplier search and assessments; project portfolio pipeline planning; project management of strategic sourcing projects; proactively drive raw material substitution project portfolio development; negotiation and contracting; contract management of existing contract portfolio; raw material price forecasting; and supplier performance & supplier relations management.

You will report directly to the Head of Direct Sourcing, located in EMEA. On a daily basis, you will work closely with the two other Category Managers located at the Franklinton site.

Competence profile
You are a dynamic sourcing professional wanting to make a difference. Your competences include:
  • A strong business acumen
  • Good competences and experience within different phases of strategic sourcing
  • Good cross functional project management skills
  • You thrive in a fast-paced and multi-functional environment
  • Relevant education at Master level within biotech/chemistry, economy or the like, combined with 2-5 years of work experience within strategic sourcing, preferably from industry relevant production companies
  • Strong collaborative and communicative skills
  • You thrive working globally – across various regions, cultures and functions

Are you the next Zymer in our team? Consider a career with Novozymes and let’s realize your potential together.

About Novozymes
Novozymes is the world leader in biological solutions. Together with customers, partners and the global community, we improve industrial performance while preserving the planet’s resources and helping build better lives. As the world’s largest provider of enzyme and microbial technologies, our bioinnovation enables higher agricultural yields, low-temperature washing, energy-efficient production, renewable fuel and many other benefits that we rely on today and in the future. We call it Rethink Tomorrow.

Novozymes is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability or veteran status.

Application deadline: July 23, 2017
Ref 3881BR
City Franklinton, NC
Country USA
Job Area Sourcing and Purchasing
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