Expert Investment and Technical Services (CAPEX) (m/f/d)

Expert Investment and Technical Services (CAPEX) (m/f/d)

Field of Work:  Procurement

Berlin, Berlin, DE

ID:  2941

As part of our ONEGLOBE initiative we are seeking for our Global Procurement Team a Strategic Category Manager for Investment Goods (CAPEX) and Technical Services (m/f/d) at KWS Berlin GmbH in Berlin. The objective is to define category specific procurement strategies and implement them globally.The job will be unlimited and in full-time. 


Your tasks:

  • Category Management – Supplier Life Cycle Management – Contract Management
  • Profound category knowledge in at least 2 of the following categories: Building & Construction, Machinery, MRO, Agricultural Equipment, Laboratory Supplies, Industrial Consumables
  • Create spent transparency in order to consolidate spend across the group
  • Conduct the entire strategic souring process from sourcing strategy, spend and supplier analysis to negotiation and signed agreement
  • Coordinate procurement activities and manage relationships with internal stakeholders (Global Transaction Center in Berlin and the respective departments within the global Business Units)
  • Generate continuous improvements regarding processes, system applications, products and services
  • Willingness to travel up to approx. 50%


Your profile:

  • Academic degree in Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain Management or Business Administration 
  • Several years of relevant experience in strategic procurement
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken), any additional language is a Plus
  • Experience in relevant IT systems is of advantage (SAP, Ariba, MS Office)
  • Analytical skills, solution oriented and able to work successfully in complex organization
  • Team Player with hands-on mentality
  • Ideally experienced in change management projects
  • Questions the status-quo, eager to develop the functional expertise further to reach state-of-the-art service delivery

We are looking forward to your application using our online application system SuccessFactors! Please click the “Apply” button which you can find in the online ad. If you do not have access to the internal job portal within the KWS Intranet.

About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. With the tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for more than 160 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugar beet, cereals, potato, rapeseed, sunflowers and vegetables. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods. 5.700 employees represent KWS in more than 70 countries. For more information: www.kws.com/career. Follow us on LinkedIn® at https://linkedin.com/company/kwsgroup/.

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