Global Category Manager Engineering & Construction (f/m/d)

Date: Oct 3, 2022

Location: Hamburg, DE

Company: Beiersdorf

At Beiersdorf, we want to help people feel good about their skin – and our commitment goes far beyond caring for skin. For 140 years, we have developed innovative skin and body care products for well-known brands such as NIVEA, Eucerin, La Prairie, Hansaplast, and Labello. We act according to our purpose, WE CARE BEYOND SKIN, and take responsibility for our consumers, our employees, the environment and society.  

Behind every brand, every product and every accomplishment are our more than 20,000 employees. It is for them that we live a culture of inclusion, respect and trust that is strongly aligned with our values – CARE, COURAGE, SIMPLICITY and TRUST. We embrace diversity by valuing the uniqueness of each individual and being committed to equal opportunities for all. 

Your Tasks

The Procurement team “Capex & Facilities” within Procurement Indirects at Beiersdorf Group is an international team of Global Category Managers covering the Categories Real Estate, Engineering, Construction, Machines, Facility Management, Facility Services and Energy supply. Beyond this setup Capex & Facilities is responsible for Procurement support of our global portfolio of production centers, distribution centers, management units and facilities in 150 affiliates around the globe. Our business is dealing with high investment volumes and demands where strategic procurement and project management skills are required. For this team we are currently searching a team member in the role as Global Category Manager Engineering & Construction (f/m/d).

Your tasks include:

  • In this position you are responsible for definition & deployment of global strategies, SC roadmap and strategic Project Procurement tasks in the Categories Engineering & Construction
  • You are accountable for active management of supplier relationships and contracts for the full category spend against the overall target to maximize the Procurement value contribution (e.g. project timeline, return on investment, cost development, supply security, improved services, innovation) leveraging the full range of options available in the market.  
  • In your Procurement role within global footprint projects, you are responsible for compliance, standardization and continuous improvement of methods and processes, stakeholder management and a strong and sustainable interface towards demand owner and Procurement community.
  • You take functional leading roles of experts / specialists in global and regional procurement and category business and actively identify and implement development potentials. In addition to this you drive functional capability building and know-how sharing across the Procurement community. 

Your Profile

  • Master's Degree in Business Administration / Construction / Engineering / Industrial Engineering 
  • Several years of work experience in relevant industries and a few years of proven track record in Capex Procurement with high volume investments with project character 
  • Relevant professional experience and knowledge in construction, machine- and plant-engineering with high technical understanding 
  • Experience in handling contracts following HOAI, VOB, FIDIC standards
  • Functional leadership and project management experience expected
  • Very good knowledge of MS Office, SAP, e-tendering, S2C-/ P2P-processes
  • Fluent English and German mandatory, additional language skill required (e.g. Spanish or Polish)
  • Analytical skills and target-oriented working methods

At Beiersdorf, we embrace Diversity and aim to provide equal opportunities to all of our applicants – regardless of e.g. gender, sexual identity, nationality, ethnicity, religion or ideology, disability or age. We would therefore kindly ask you to include only information and data in your documents which are relevant for the assessment of your application (e.g. curriculum vitae with relevant references and certificates). For instance, please feel free to upload your CV without a picture. If you have any questions, please contact our recruiter Indra Jonuschet every Wednesday between 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM am via the telephone number: +49 40 4909 3245.