Category Manager Transportation and Warehousing (m/f), Lyon

Bayer Direct Services GmbH

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Category Manager Transportation and Warehousing (m/f), Lyon

Procurement, logistics
Offer archived at 18/08/2022

Bayer Direct Services GmbH

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.


Being a Category management and accountability for sourcing and supplier management activities on a global scale within the area of Transportation and Warehousing

Key tasks & responsibilities:

  • Manage strategic procurement activities within the respective categories globally
  • Identify & build efficient partnerships with internal business partners across the organization to align goals, strategies and identify process optimization potentials
  • Develop, plan & implement global/regional category strategies & procurement sourcing initiatives including efficiency gain
  • Delivery against key Performance Indicators (KPIs) as well as metrics for the specific sourcing category
  • Drive global initiatives with key suppliers to reduce cost via continuous improvement, as well as supply chain optimization
  • Responsible for supplier analysis, supplier management (incl. clustering of suppliers, development of strategic relationships, risk assessment and capability / performance evaluation) and supplier selection within the respective category
  • Develop & negotiate contracts with worldwide 3PL provider
  • Support Sustainability program

Qualifications & competencies

  • BA/BS or MBA/MS degree required
  • Fully proficient in English is required; other language skills preferred.
  • 5-7 a procurement experience in Sourcing of Directs, with 2-3 a background in sourcing of transport & warehousing or supply chain background
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills, influencing & problem-solving skills
  • Demonstration of ability to lead in times of change with a strategic mindset
  • Ability/experience to lead category in a global procurement network
  • Ability to Drive Innovation, continuous improvement and implement sustainability targets with suppliers


Offer archived at 18/08/2022

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