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Location: London, ENG, GB



At Bombardier Transportation, our trains and rail solutions move millions of people safely and reliably around the world, every single day. Join us, and you’ll be part of a global team, sharing knowledge, experience and ideas across countries and cultures, and boosting our reputation as a global leader in rail technology. Your work will have a truly human impact, connecting communities, cities and businesses, and helping people to get where they need to be. It’s all about progress.

If you’re ambitious, driven and team-spirited, this is your opportunity to build a career as a Category Manager Indirect Spend and you’ll be looking at a career-defining in our Procurement Organisation IGS Indirect Goods and Services (IGS)

Purpose of the job

Based in one of the regional hubs (Berlin, Hennigsdorf, London, Derby, Wrozlaw or Katowice) and reporting to the Global Category Lead Corporate Services, you will manage Professional Services sub-categories globally. Category Manager develops and executes global category strategies. (S)he manages global suppliers and develops value-adding supplier relationships as well as manages performance of global suppliers. Category manager is responsible for meeting the IGS targets in his/her scope.

Your Tasks:

Manage global sub-category/ies in own scope globally:

• Prepare category strategy for the sub-categories in his/her scope;

• Identify global or regional sourcing initiatives;

• Establish the category pan for their implementation;

Implement global sub-category/ies in own scope globally:

• Manage RFPx to deliver the category plan;

• Lead negotiations with global or regional suppliers to deliver the category plan;

• Prepare contracts and communicate them to the local procurement hubs and clusters for deployment;

• Deliver savings and cost reductions in line with the Global Category targets;

Supplier relationship management:

• Manage existing relationships to global or regional suppliers and conduct Quarterly Performance Reviews;

• Develop new relationships with global and regional suppliers in his/her sub-categories;

• Ensure that risk management is in place and the services quality is compliant with BT quality standards;

Collaborate with the local procurement organisations (clusters and hubs) to integrate needs of the local business and capabilities of the local supply markets into the global category strategy as well as to help local procurement organisations deploy global category strategies locally.

Collaborate with the global functional stakeholders and local site heads in order to confirm their buy-in into global category strategies and their deployment globally and locally.


• University degree in Engineering, Business, Finance, or equivalent disciplines;

• 8-10 years in category management and strategic sourcing;

• Experience across Indirect Categories in the area of Corporate Services, ideally with Consulting and Professional Services (audit, legal, tax); exposure to multi-category environment as sourcing manager or category manager;

• Proven Category Management expertise with multi-site exposure; ideally experience in leading regional (EMEA, NAM, APAC) or global indirect category initiatives;

• Proven ability to identify, communicate to global and regional stakeholders and contribute to securing their buy-in for implementation of global category strategies.

• CIPS Qualification: Student or Advanced CIPS Diploma;

• Fluent English Level C1 mandatory, German and/or French (B2 minimum) is a plus.

If you are interested, apply now!

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Posting Date:06.10.2020

Closing Date:06.11.2020

Competitive Salary Range

Number of working hours:37

About Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation is a global mobility solution provider leading the way with the rail industry’s broadest portfolio. It covers the full spectrum of solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling to complete turnkey transport systems, e-mobility technology and data-driven maintenance services. Combining technology and performance with empathy, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility by providing integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 39,850 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.

Job: Internal Planning
Primary Location: GB-ENG-London
Organization: Transportation
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular

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