Category Specialist - Saluggia, Italy - ITA 2022-049

Job Title

Category Specialist

Job Facts

Organizational Area
Italy and UK Branch
Country / State
Place of work
Home/Office based
Office based

Professional Family: 

  • Operations
Reporting To
Global Category Manager

Kind of contract

Full Time / Part Time
Full Time
Permanent / Temporary
Job ID
ITA 2022-049

Job Scope

Your Mission

This position supports procurement activities related to the strategic acquisition of product components, reagents, process consumables and finished goods. The individual will assist the Global Category Manager in his mission: the strategic management of supply sources ensuring long-term business continuity, in respect of specifications and company requirements, at the best total cost and market conditions.

Main Responsibilities

Your Contributions

With full respect of the procurement mission and goals, the main activities are:
• proactive strategic category management
• execution of category plans in collaboration with business stakeholders
• supply market analysis and intelligence
• scouting for new suppliers, products and services
• sourcing of products and services
• negotiation of commercial terms and supply contracts
• supplier relationship management
• risk assessment and risk mitigation
• contingency management
• standard cost setting and average cost monitoring
• processing of KPIs and contribution to create new KPIs

To ensure a consistent personal and professional growth, the role involves taking the lead to be responsible of specific activities by delegation of the manager.

Qualifications Experience Personal Strengths Mobility

• Must have: bachelor's degree • Nice to have: bachelor/master's degree in business administration or management engineering

• Nice to have: previous procurement experience in a structured and modernly organized company; experience in the life science industry; experience in raw materials sourcing

Technical Competencies

• Nice to have: specific knowledge of SAP, Jaggaer Advantage, knowledge of the procurement process, specifically: RfI/RfP/RfQ process, negotiation, supplier selection, contract development, accounts payable cycle; knowledge of office productivity suite (e.g. MS Office), modern ERPs (e.g. SAP, Oracle, etc.) and procurement software (e.g. Jaggaer Advantage, SAP Ariba, etc.)


• Integrity and ethical approach to business
• Being a genuine problem solver, quick learner, team player
• Attitude to challenge the “status quo” with assertiveness
• Flexibility to adapt to unstructured and unexpected scenarios as well as highly-structured processes
• Cultural openness and self-confidence to deal with suppliers and internal customers
• Availability to travel when required

• Must have: full working proficiency in written and spoken English and Italian • Nice to have: working proficiency in German or Mandarin Chinese
Travel Availability
Relocation Availability
Training Required

Induction program once hired


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