Global Category Manager Raw Materials (m-f-d)

We are looking for a Global Category Manager Raw Materials (m-f-d) at our Headquarter in Hilden Apply now!

What we offer

  • Performance-related salary and attractive social benefits of a modern chemical company (e.g. company pension)
  • Good opportunities for professional and personal development
  • 37,5-hour week and flexible working hours
  • Free drinks
  • Parking spaces directly in front of the door
  • Attractive offers for employees (Discount benefits from over 800 top brand providers


Your responsibilities

  • Responsible for developing and implementing global category strategies for relevant raw materials in scope aligned to business goals and objectives which deliver cost and working capital leadership, innovation, service excellence / resilience and process & product improvement
  • Contribute to potential global sustainability agenda for ASK Procurement
  • Represent raw material category in global procurement leadership team
  • Lead / support global negotiations and manage key supplier relationships in close alignment with regional procurement teams
  • Drive continuous improvement opportunities and solutions measured by KPIs
  • Manages cross-functional interfaces with related departments
  • Continuous reporting and performance tracking
  • Feed regional business teams with relevant supply market intelligence, especially commodity forecasting
  • Provide input to overall procurement strategy
  • Provide input to develop and implement risk management strategies aligned with overall business strategies and policies
  • Accountable for compliance to corporate policies and relevant legislation

Your profile

  • Bachelor’s degree in business studies, engineering or related field required
  • 5-10 years procurement experience in an industrial / manufacturing environment, ideally chemical industry
  • Excellent know-how of chemical value chains across the globe for organic as well as inorganic raw materials
  • In-depth understanding of local vs. regional vs. global dynamics on supply markets and capability to translate these into an effective and responsive organizational set-up
  • On top of excellent analytical skills, you are required to demonstrate excellent soft skills in communication across all levels of the organization translating supply market know-how into relevant business language
  • ‘Hands-on’ mentality
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Working in a matrix organization requires focus on a holistic approach and increases the need for being able to cooperate across functions and act beyond boundaries
  • Fluent in German and English, any other language is an advantage
  • Affinity for numbers, KPIs and PC programs

Who we are

The ASK Chemicals Group is a leading supplier of solutions to the worldwide foundry industry and a global provider of high-performance phenolic resins for a wide range of industrial applications.

ASK Chemicals has a production and distribution network in 22 countries and employs around 2.000 people worldwide. With research and development locations in Europe, America, Asia and Africa, we see ourselves as a driving force behind industry-wide innovations.

At ASK Chemicals, we work in international and interdisciplinary teams on a wide range of tasks with great scope for decision-making and short decision-making paths. Flexible work and the special attention we pay to the well-being of our employees distinguish ASK Chemicals as a modern employer.

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