Regional Manager Supplier Development
Graebel Companies Inc.
Prague, Czech Republic
před 2 dny

Job Description

The Regional Manager will function as the in region subject matter expert for Category management. Will manage supplier and internal stakeholder relationships by building a broad understanding of global and regional business needs.


  • 1. Manage the relationship with the suppliers through the following : - Develop strong relationships with regional (current or potential) suppliers -
  • Monitor supplier performance indicators, conduct supplier performance reviews to drive improvements and reduce risk - Ensure continuous improvement and encourage innovative ideas -

    Approve and initiate a due diligence process and contract execution for new suppliers in co-operation with support services -

    Accountable for onboarding and communication of Graebel expectations to globally managed suppliers - Accountable for due diligence and contractual updates at existing suppliers -

    Responsible for introduction communication to Graebel operations and business development. This duty is performed daily, about 20% of the time.

  • 2. Create and maintain category management knowledge to ensure category and supplier strategies are aligned, informed, relevant and up to date within the region.
  • This will be done by : - providing expert advice for managed categories by building a broad understanding of regional needs.

  • Supporting the development of regional supplier strategies. - Cooperatively work with regional stakeholders to deploy category and supplier strategies.
  • This duty is performed daily, about 15% of the time.

  • 3. Proactively provide regional category inputs and updates on regional purchase portfolio, benchmarking results, latest market trends, specifics and requirements to the global category manager(s).
  • This duty is performed daily, about 15% of the time.

  • 4. Responsible for Supporting and providing input to the development and maintenance of category
  • Responsible for Supporting and providing input to the development and maintenance of category and supplier related documentation (e.
  • g. category overviews, category strategy, supplier data in the system). This duty is performed daily, about 15% of the time.

  • 5. Responsible for the identification of the need for a global RFP through business need or requirement. Lead regional RFP efforts in cooperation with Category Managers including negotiations of best possible pricing, service delivery scheme / model and contractual obligations and RFP outcome implementation and introduction communication.
  • This duty is performed daily, about 15% of the time.

  • 6. Accountable for management of internal stakeholder relationships. - Identify, build and maintain strong internal relationship network and collaborate with internal stakeholders to support the company goals and strategies at winning new clients.
  • Understand how supplier agreements align with the company’s pricing strategy and service level expectations. This duty is performed daily, about 10% of the time.
  • 7. Ensure that the company is receiving the best total value / cost and best quality by category strategy and global leverage, category insight on global basis, and managing strategic supplier relationships.
  • Pursue avenues for new service models and innovation. This duty is performed daily, about 5% of the time.

  • 8. Accountable for compliance with Supplier Development standardized global processes and procedures, documents / templates format across regions.
  • This duty is performed monthly, about 5% of the time.

    Required Skills

    COMMUNICATION SKILLS Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and policy / procedure manuals; Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

    MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers,

    common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to prepare and interpret bar graphs.

    CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of known variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

    Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram formats.

  • PLANNING Considerable responsibility with regard to general assignments in planning time, method, manner, and / or sequence of performance of own work;
  • may also occasionally assist in the planning of work assignments performed by others within a limited area of operation.

    DECISION MAKING Performs work operations which permit frequent opportunity for decision-making of minor importance and also frequent opportunity for decision-

    making of major importance, either of which would affect the work operations of medium organizational component and the organization’s clientele.

    ANALYTICAL ABILITY / PROBLEM SOLVING Directed. Supervisory and / or professional skills using structured practices or policies and directed as to execution and review.

    Interpolation of learned things in moderately varied situations where reasoning and decision-making are essential.

    Required Experience

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Minimum requirement; general educational background without high school completion, plus 3 to 5 years related work experience.

    Or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    To be considered candidates need to be legally eligible to work in the Czech Republic.

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