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Category Manager



Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023

Category Manager

Take your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.

You will be working as Category Manager and will be part of Electrification business area for Smart Buildings division based in Bangalore, India. In this role you will be reporting to Procurement Manager and will be responsible for designing and implementing plans for local sourcing team to reach the business targets and supporting regional and global sourcing initiatives as required.

Your responsibilities

  • Applying and implementing PL standards, tools and processes in the area of responsibility to secure quality, delivery, cost and sustainability
  • Preparing division SCM budget targets, ensuring appropriate reporting and follow-up in achieving the KPI’s and coordinating with respective Global Commodity Managers
  • Continuously working on identifying cost effective sources with clear target for quality supply meeting ABB sourcing requirements
  • Working along with engineering function in implementing technical changes and coordinating for commercial impact if any
  • Identifying upon cost reduction ideas, follow with concern to implement ideas with identified and qualified sources
  • Working closely with cross functional teams in developing the right suppliers starting from RFQ to contract sign off
  • Handling negotiation and finalizing long term agreements as per the business requirements. Applying standards on health, safety, environment and business ethics within operational work, contract management and negotiations

Your background

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering. Diploma holders with string experience will be considered
  • Minimum 6 to 8 years of experience in sourcing in a manufacturing environment
  • Hands on experience in sourcing and procurement operations or category management in the below given commodity
  • Sourcing experience in Low Voltage Manufacturing product lines viz., MCB / MCCB / ACB would be added advantage
  • Category expertise in Plastic Molding, High Speed Metal Stamping, Sheet Metal cabinets and Subcontracting process
  • Expertise in MS Excel and SAP MM

More about us

ABB Smart Buildings digitally transforms commercial, industrial and residential buildings for the highest comfort, efficiency, safety and security - enhancing quality of life in buildings of the future through safe, smart and sustainable electrification solutions, services and products. We look forward to receiving your application (documents submitted in English are appreciated). If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website www.abb.com. It has come to our attention that the name of ABB is being used for asking candidates to make payments for job opportunities (interviews, offers). Please be advised that ABB makes no such requests. All our open positions are made available on our career portal for all fitting the criteria to apply. ABB does not charge any fee whatsoever for recruitment process. Please do not make payments to any individuals / entities in connection to recruitment with ABB, even if is claimed that the money is refundable. ABB is not liable for such transactions. For current open positions you can visit our career website https://global.abb/group/en/careers and apply. Please refer to detailed recruitment fraud caution notice using the link https://global.abb/group/en/careers/how-to-apply/fraud-warning Work model: on site #LI-onsite

Publication ID: IN89221672_E1

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