Global Category Manager Procurement IT (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 an inclusive culture of respect and trust that is strongly aligned with our values – CARE, COURAGE, SIMPLICITY and TRUST. We also embrace diversity by valuing the uniqueness of each individual and being committed to equal opportunities for all.

Your Tasks

Our Global Procurement Indirects Team is a very international and diverse team. We are passionate in what we do, approach projects from a very entrepreneurial angle and are therefore seen as business partners on eye-level by our internal stakeholders. Our team is globally as well as strategically responsible for diverse Indirects categories, like Logistics, CAPEX, Services and IT.

Within the Global Procurement Indirects team we are now looking for a Global Category Manager IT who will focus on the strategic sourcing of our global IT/digital demands. As part of the Procurement Professional Services & IT team you will work closely with the IT/digital colleagues to develop, shape and implement an optimal sourcing strategy for Beiersdorf in the IT environment.

Your role as Category Manager Procurement IT includes the following tasks:

  • Leading and/or closely collaborating in the development of our global digital and IT sourcing strategy of Beiersdorf
  • Fun and drive to lead interesting, future orientated and innovative IT pitches and projects
  • Setting up global IT tenders as well as negotiating and finalizing global framework and project agreements
  • Shaping and steering major supplier relations and supplier management program together with IT department as well as managing different internal Stakeholders up to board level
  • Setting up global market and competitive analysis with regards to our IT categories
  • Considering our procurement guidelines, risk management processes, negotiation methodologies as well as spend data analysis and KPIs

Your Profile

  • Complete university studies (Bachelor or/and Master in economics or engineering)
  • Several years of professional experience in procurement, preferably in an IT environment
  • Comfortable taking over responsibility and steering a wide variety of projects and stakeholder for end-to-end procurement processes, while looking for optimization possibilities for the future
  • Good knowledge of modern procurement processes, systems and tools
  • Experience in project management and as a project lead of cross-functional and international teams
  • Strong strategic, analytical, and conceptual skills coupled with entrepreneurial thinking
  • Excited about facts and figures for spend analysis, strategic derivations, KPI optimization and complex cost comparison
  • Building a close team with legal department for closing contract discussions
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Team player with passion for IT and digitalization
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, further language skills, especially German, are an advantage


We are also open for career changers, who do not have experience working in the procurement environment but have gained negotiation and contracting skills by working as an IT demand owner.

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 Jonuscheit every Wednesday between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm CET via the telephone number: +49 176 963 798 13.