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Position – Category Specialist
Company – ABB
Location – Vadodara, Gujarat

Job description

Take the next step in your career at ABB, working in a team that is dedicated to creating a future where innovative digital technologies.

ABB Motors and Generators deliver a complete range of motors, generators, and mechanical power transmission products for all industries and applications. We provide the highest quality and service to our customers all around the world, with a focus on helping to use energy more efficiently.

This is a Category Specialist role, reporting to the Team Lead in Business Area – Motion located in Vadodara. You will be responsible for supporting regional/global sourcing initiatives either under the leadership of a regional/global category manager or independently if under a defined threshold and ensuring run benchmark studies for the category team and for specific sourcing activities.

Your responsibilities

  • Supporting the development and implementation of regional/global sourcing in close alignment with the regional/global category leader.
  • Negotiating agreements with main suppliers, and periodically renew pricelists, terms & conditions, and driving commodity cost management objectives and cost savings, delivering continuous and sustainable cost reduction through supplier negotiations.
  • Running benchmark studies for the category team and for specific sourcing initiatives.
  • Creating local contract amendments to frame agreements on the behalf of a country and updates/maintain frame contracts.
  • Supporting regional/global sourcing initiatives within a defined set of categories, working closely with key stakeholders to implement regional category strategies.
  • On-boarding new suppliers in close collaboration with the respective plant buyers and run regular supplier evaluations and provide supplier reports to business & category managers.
  • Running regional sourcing initiatives under a defined threshold.
  • Living ABB’s core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.

Your background

  • B. Tech / B.E in Mechanical or equivalent from a reputed university.
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in procurement as commodity/category buyers.
  • Must have good negotiation, communication & interpersonal skills.
  • Must have strategic thinking, analytical, co-operative.
  • Sound knowledge of sourcing strategy, commodity management, understanding the project management process, contractual and legal aspects.
  • Good understanding of business practices, market dynamics, and commodity trends.
  • Fluent in writing and speaking English.

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Bring your very own sense of pride and purpose as you help us drive forward the Fourth Industrial Revolution – creating a sustainable future for our planet, and your career. Join ABB and harness the power of our diverse global network, as you collaborate with and learn from our world-class teams. Above all, challenge yourself every day. Let’s write the future, together.


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