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Purchasing Category Manager Consulting (m/f/d)


Purchasing is your passion? The collaboration across departments, businesses and geographics inspires you?


Apply at Hager Group!


We are currently looking for our future Purchasing Category Manager Consulting (m/f/d) based in Blieskastel (Germany) or Obernai (France) for a permanent contract.


The Hager Group is looking to strengthen its Indirect Purchasing Function - Group Real Estate, Investments & Business Services Department (GRIBS) with a Category Manager (m/f/d) for Consultancy.

Your main responsibility is to structure and drive category purchasing topics at corporate level for all Hager Group entities, worldwide with a focus on France and Germany.

You will act as interface between Hager’s stakeholders and consultancy providers in the scope of business services, IT services, digital and technical solutions development…, and manage associated category panel of vendors & associated purchasing activities.


Your typical purchasing activitties are related to:

  • Business consultancy (Marketing, Innovation, Manufacturing, HR…)
  • Digital applications, cloud platform and software developments (IoT, Embedded, Architecture…)
  • Engineering and solution developments
  • Project management (Amoa, SCRUM, Kanban, Waterfall…)
  • IT infrastructure, network & telecommunications services
  • Others technical projects such as in R&D, Laboratory, etc…


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Being accountable to design, structure and animate category panel of vendors / service providers and other business partners in order to reach Hager Groups objectives regarding quality, costs, lead time, compliance and sustainable criteria to ensure the application of concerned purchasing strategy. To do so she/he leads the commercial negotiations
  • Organize and drive market benchmark, competition (Call-for-Tenders) and selection process with multi-domain stakeholders
  • Promote collaboration between Hager’s businesses (Engineering, Digital & Information, R&D, Solution Development and Marketing…) to find synergies and negotiate aggregated volumes to achieve commercial benefits
  • Report achievements in purchasing roadmaps for assigned spend categories and oversee the execution of initiatives
  • Accomplish a high-level performance within a culture of collaboration, whilst focusing on process standardization, implementation of best practices and compliance
  • Drive the deployment of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) requirements within purchasing activities and ensures that vendors and any other business partners are matching Hager objectives set in the Code of Sustainable Purchasing


Qualifications & Requirements

  • Academic degree or relevant Industrial/ business management/ information technology/ engineering education
  • A minimum of 2-3 years’ experience of purchasing
  • Operational and technical savvy – potentially related to Consultancy, Project Management, Agile Methodology in Digital environments - and having the ability to effectively support projects simultaneously whilst meeting agreed deadlines and goals
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate and collaborate across departments, businesses, geographies and disciplines
  • Strong presence and interpersonal skills, with the drive to build effective partnerships with key internal stakeholders, vendors / service providers and other business partners
  • Proven negotiation skills with understanding of contractual negotiation, development, and local regulations
  • Fluent proficiency in English and German, French language skills are a plus
  • Knowledge of SAP and SAP ARIBA is a plus


If you are interested in this opportunity, please send us your complete application in English.


Our offer
You can expect a position with responsibility and variety in an international and innovative environment and motivated team. We offer intensive integration, an attractive and fair compensation as well as internal and external training.


Your challenge
Take your future chance and convince us. You can upload your application easily in our Groupwide application management system. Please use the opportunity of the online application, 10 minutes are enough! We are available in advance for your specific questions.

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