Sourcing Category Manager - Indirect & Services

Sourcing Budapest, Hungary Hungary



As the Strategic Category Leader (GCL) you are responsible for developing and implementing global sourcing strategies for the assigned categories, including the supplier bid process and negotiations as well as the final supplier selection.

In this position, you will be responsible for the sourcing categories of Consultancy Services and Business Travel & Living Services (with associated scope of e.g. the management of business credit cards) for the INNIO headquarter (Austria) as well as across all INNIO entities in Europe.

In addition, the position holder will also be accountable for the sourcing of all Service & Indirect requirements of our stakeholders in the Eastern European Region (mainly Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Slovenija and Slovakia). This position constantly drives continuous improvement projects in the field of processes, quality, cost effectiveness and internal coordination/communication and by acting as the local Procurement representative for the assigned countries.

What INNIO offers you:

  • A fast-growing international business environment
  • Being part of a young, supportive and enthusiastic international team
  • Learning opportunities, other development opportunities to craft your career path
  • Flexible working time
  • Hybrid working model - we work both from our office and home office
  • Private Health Insurance

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Develop and execute INNIO sourcing strategies for the assigned global categories
  • Implement negotiation strategies and lead supplier negotiations to achieve aligned goals and objectives
  • Lead supplier selection and ensure high quality supplier relationship & operational management
  • Drive sourcing initiatives to meet the annual budget and cost reduction targets as well as leading productivity initiatives with cash flow and quality improvements
  • Interface with central business management and functional owners to lay out sourcing strategies, ensure business buy-in and ensure optimized internal coordination and communication
  • Report sourcing activities and strategies to the headquarter procurement leadership on a regular basis and by KPI´s
  • Proactively support global projects/initiatives, like service productivity projects, to contribute in achieving sourcing and business goals on a local and global basis
  • Understand business compliance requirements and drive opportunities to eliminate any compliance and/or commercial risk

Your profile

  • Bachelor or Masters Degree in Economics-Business or similar
  • Fluent in English and German (both written and spoken)
  • Proven working experience in strategic sourcing in an internationally operating company
  • Experience of managing supplier contracts, negotiations and relationship management and ensuring service performance and reporting
  • Excellent technical attitude, complemented by strong business acumen as well as influencing, negotiation and facilitating skills
  • Strong customer service mindset with a continuous improvement attitude
  • Team player mentality and the ability to work very independently