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Category Manager Indirect

INEOS Composites Hispania S.L.

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INEOS has an exciting opportunity for a Category Manager Indirect to join our INEOS Composites business at our Barcelona office (Spain) – on site.

The job holder will be a key member of the EMEA Composites Procurement team, reporting to EMEA Procurement Leader.

With 4 Plants, approx. 300FTEs, >200 customers and 100 suppliers we are one of the leading producers of UPR resins & Gel Coats and #1 supplier of VER in EMEA.

The role is critical to business success managing indirect spend for INEOS Composites Europe: defining indirect procurement strategy, implement and assess annually.

The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

•           Define and implement the procurement strategy for the indirect spend

•           Be the interface between suppliers and Internal stakeholders like Plant Managers, Plant engineers, Maintenance and SHE Managers to drive procurement projects and optimize expenditures.

•           Negotiate with suppliers to make sure standards of the company are always met and optimized.

Main responsibilities:

Safety: Interact with suppliers/ contractors to achieve the safety targets

Financial: Generate profitability

Strategy: Develop a strategic sourcing plan for European Indirect spend aligned to Business needs.

Level of education & Experience in general

  • Technical studies (BSc or MSc) with experience in indirect procurement activities
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as Category Manager - indirect
  • Indispensable high level of spoken and written English; Spanish desired. Other languages such as Finnish, Polish, or French are a plus.
  • Experience working in multicultural / multinational environments.

Technical skills

  • Understanding of business economics
  • Project management skills
  • Knowledge of Capital expenditures project requirements and contractual requirements.
  • Experienced in SAP
  • Good know –how of excel indispensable
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good negotiating skills

Behavioural skills

  • Strong communications & negotiation skills with ability to influence at all levels of the organization.
  • Skilled in working cross functionally/Teamwork
  • Financial acumen & analytical skills
  • Action / results oriented & energetic – agile profile.
  • Flexible /adaptable profile
  • Quick learner
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