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Global Category Manager - Electro-Mechanical Parts

Sector Location Job type Salary
Flexible DOE
Date added
4 August, 2022

Job Description

My client, a large global business in the manufacturing sector, seeks a Global Category Manager for electro-mechanical parts & components.


As Global Category Manager – Electro-Mechanical Parts, you will be responsible for managing the global procurement strategy within electro-mechanical parts for a large Swiss-headquartered manufacturing business.


Global Category Manager – Electro-Mechanical Parts, Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland


My client is offering an excellent opportunity for an experienced procurement professional to join them during an exciting phase of growth and transformation, in a newly created post managing one of the most significant materials categories within the business. The company is currently expanding the capacity, scope and strategic remit of the procurement function globally, introducing greater centralisation of key commodity management and as such require an experienced strategic buyer / category manager to lead purchasing across one of their largest and most business-critical direct materials portfolios.


It is essential for this role that you have a solid understanding of strategic procurement of materials within a business, ideally from a multi-national or global scale.


You will work closely with both the wider procurement and production teams on a truly global scale supporting colleagues at R&D and Production sites globally to ensure the supply of specialist electro-mechanical parts and components for specialist machinery manufacturing. Experience within a technical industry in engineering or manufacturing is therefore highly desirable – especially any experience or technical knowledge of rotary parts, industrial machinery or motors would be highly advantageous.


The successful candidate will be technically minded, with the ability to positively engage multi-disciplinary teams, and understand and translate technical requirements from various levels within the business. Experience of working closely with the engineering function at any stage of the product process is highly beneficial as would any academic or other experience within an engineering environment.


You will need to be a practical, solutions minded individual that can understand technical stakeholder needs, whilst also being able to identify the opportunity for cost savings, harmonisation and commercial/business gains. The main personal quality we are looking for is someone who is motivated and keen to bring business impact and strategic leadership within their portfolio.


We are looking for high calibre candidates with the following skillset:

  • Educated to degree or equivalent level
  • Experience in Parts Purchasing – either from direct materials, MRO, CAPEX, OPEX or a projects perspective.
  • Experience of strategic procurement within a multi-national organisation. Ideally has managed a category independently at a regional or global level or can demonstrate high influence or involvement in guiding category strategy and the ability to undertake this in an independent role.
  • Logical and technically minded with the ability to support complex, technical product sourcing.


If you are interested in applying for this Global Category Manager – Electro-mechanical parts role, please register your interest using the link below. Alternatively, please send your CV to  for a confidential conversation please call Charlotte in our Zug office on +41 41 588 1874