Category Manager

  1. Interim/Contract
Berne, Switzerland
  1. Technical Operations, Engineering, Process Engineer
Posted: 25/06/2024

Hobson Prior is seeking a Category Manager for a contract role based in Bern. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing procurement plans, managing supplier relationships, and ensuring compliance with global sourcing policies. This role requires a strong understanding of procurement tools and techniques, as well as excellent negotiation and communication skills.

Please note that to be considered for this role you must have the right to work in this location.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop procurement plans and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Conduct regular strategic analysis of category spend and market trends.
  • Review and refine procurement strategy in line with strategic objectives.
  • Manage supplier relationships and conduct regular review meetings.
  • Execute competitive bid processes.
  • Monitor supplier performance and develop improvement plans.
  • Manage all supply contracts within the category.
  • Ensure compliance with global sourcing policies.
  • Manage vendor identification and data governance processes.


  • Strong understanding of procurement tools and techniques.
  • Ability to manage stakeholders in a complex, decentralized environment.
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain, or a relevant technical discipline.
  • Experience in negotiating complex supply agreements.
  • Strong negotiation, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work in a multi-national, multi-cultural environment.
  • Fluency in German and Business English.

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