Procurement Category Manager WR America's & NAM

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Date: Mar 16, 2023

Location: Marietta, US

Company: Bekaert NV


Be part of something bigger!


As the world and the way people live is changing, at Bekaert we believe it’s our responsibility to contribute to finding new solutions for the future. Our ambition is to be the leading partner for shaping the way we live and move. And to always do this the Bekaert Way – safe, smart, and sustainable.

With a heritage of more than 140 years, we continue to strengthen our core competencies that have made Bekaert a global market and technology leader in material science of steel wire transformation and coating technologies. Today, we also apply our expertise beyond steel to create new solutions with innovative materials and services for markets including new mobility, low-carbon construction, and green energy.

As a dynamic and growing company with over 27,000 employees worldwide, 75 nationalities, a retention rate above 90% and almost € 7 billion in combined revenue in 2022, we're looking for someone like you to join our team!


Why join us?

  • Personal Growth – Let us help you unlock your full potential
  • Pioneering – Join us to challenge the impossible
  • Creativity - Discover possibilities beyond steel
  • Purpose – Drive progress for our planet and people
  • Diversity – Together, we create change



Procurement Category Manager WR America’s & NAM

About the role

  • Develop (in close cooperation with stakeholders and procurement categories) and oversee the execution of global material category strategy and realization of the value agenda toward savings
  • Deploy the category strategy within the organization and establish a transparent follow-up and communication of the performance against the targets
  • Report savings on a regular basis on the progress of the key initiatives for the category in the PMO
  • Manage regional procurement process by aligning demands from plants and General Manager’s requirements with supply market alternatives.
  • Responsible for Wire Rod price negotiations, contracts and supply strategy
  • 'Manage regional supplier relationships to maintain the negotiation and supply process flows. Also responsible for managing the operational sourcing activities for all regional plants.
  • Ensure Procurement policies, processes and Contract Mgmt. management by aligning with Global procurement standards processes throughout the portfolio.
  • Manage saving, cost improvements and efficiency projects following global procurement programs or regional initiatives as well.
  • Evaluate, manage and develop procurement teams by partnering with HR team.
  • Manage and leverage regional inventories and supply KPIs to meet global target requirements and financial results.


About You

Essential skills & competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • 12 years of experience in purchasing
  • 'SAP essentials
  • eBuy S2C modules a plus.
  • Project management skilled
  • Analytical capabilities
  • MS Office (Excel, ppt., etc.)
  • MS Power Bi knowledge a plus
  • Supplier Management (including Development & Relationship)
  • Contractual Risk Management
  • Cost Management (Financial Acumen)
  • Knowledge of logistics and basic general foreign trade processes for the region
  • Understanding of market dynamics, indexes, trends


Will you dare to take the next step?


Join us to unlock your full potential AND have a true impact in pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

We're looking for individuals who are not afraid to take risks and explore new ideas. If you are passionate about personal growth and bringing your authentic self to work, we want you on our team!

At Bekaert, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


To learn more about us and our exciting career opportunities, visit Bekaert Careers

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