Global Category Manager - Transportation and Logistics 100% (f/m/d)

Our Opening and Your Responsibilities

As part of Global Supply Chain Management, Global Indirect Procurement is responsible for the strategic category and supplier management of all indirect categories. Under consideration of innovation, cost, quality and availability we strive to develop procurement to a competitive advantage for METTLER TOLEDO. To complete the team we are looking for a highly motivated and skilled professional to proceed its career in the Zürich area, Switzerland as an Global Category Manager - Transportation and Logistics 100% (f/m/d).

The following responsibilities will be assigned to you in this role: 
  • You will develop and execute global and regional category strategies as well as lead competitive bids, sourcing initiatives and contract negotiations
  • Further, you will manage multi-unit, cross-functional projects that bring tangible benefits and support implementations
  • You will consolidate spend through frame agreements with preferred suppliers and achieve improved quality standards, cost, delivery times and contractual terms and conditions
  • Meet cost reduction targets and increase Global Indirect Procurement's reach in Europe and globally while assuring sustainability and performance of the supplier base 
  • Furthermore you will effectively perform supplier management by leading supplier performance reviews and by holding collaborative sessions with suppliers (including senior management) in alignment with internal stakeholders
  • Additionally you will improve the quality of the supply chain by means of proactively exercising influence and monitoring
  • Last but not least you will drive change within the team and with stakeholders as needed for initiatives through demonstrating strong leadership

What You Need to Succeed

Following requirements are necessary for this role: 
  • You have a bachelor or master degree with a major/specialization/concentration in Procurement, Sourcing, Supply Chain or Logistics, MBA is a plus
  • 7-10 years working experience in supply chain roles with knowledge of indirect sourcing and strong experience in logistics services procurement (e.g. transportation, warehousing) is required
  • An absolute must is a solid global market know-how of different areas within the transportation and logistics category 
  • You are experienced in negotiation with global suppliers combined with strong contracting skills and experienced in driving ahead international projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to collaborate with global team members, stakeholders, and suppliers at multiple levels and varying cultures are requested
  • You are proactive, self-motivated with an entrepreneurial mindset combined with solid financial acumen, SAP knowledge is an asset
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills are required. German/Chinese language skills are a plus. Global travel requirement of approx. 10-15%

Our Offer to You

We offer challenging, varied tasks in an innovative and international environment, highly qualified teams with good working environment and development opportunities.  

Did we raise your interest? Then we look forward to receiving your online application. If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our e-mail address is:

About Mettler Toledo

METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global supplier of precision instruments and services. We are recognized as an innovation leader and our solutions are critical in key R&D, quality control, and manufacturing processes for customers in a wide range of industries including life sciences, food, and chemicals. We operate throughout the world with a culture shaped by innovation and international flair.

Equal Opportunity Employment

We promote equal opportunity worldwide and value diversity in our teams in terms of business background, area of expertise, gender and ethnicity. For more information on our commitment to Sustainability, Diversity and Equal Opportunity please visit us here.

For those who prioritize precision, Mettler Toledo is precisely where you belong.

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