Senior Category Manager

Job Details

What you will do
Our Procurement EMEALA Team is looking for an experienced procurement professional who will be responsible for developing and executing regional category strategies related to Direct materials across the EMEALA region (Europe, Middle East, Africa and LATAM) with close Global alignments.


How you will do it

  • Provides strategic procurement programs that leverage the operations of Johnson Controls with measurable financial results on global basis.
  • Develops and executes category strategies designed to Improve business process productivity, reduce cost and procurement related expenses while improving profitability as well as increasing our TWC (Trade Working Capital) aligned with all business units requirement.
  • Supports regional procurement (EMEA and LATAM) teams by enhancing strategy and leveraging expertise and knowledge of region
  • Manages relationship with suppliers, including managing day to day operations, issue& escalation
  • Work effectively with all business units’ leaders globally to ensure alignment of the global strategy and adoption of best practices. 
  • Researches, identifies, negotiates, and registers appropriate service providers by region/country, to support business unit and plant operations.
  • Develops relationship with business unit regional procurement members to effectively leverage expertise across the organization
  • Develops business review format and common scorecard to evaluate ongoing performance
  • Understands market trends and regulation changes that may affect our business operations and communicate impacts proactively
  • Stays informed of any changes or updates on laws, tariffs, commodity classifications and regulations at the international, national, province/state and local levels.



What we look for

  • Bachelor or master’s degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 8+ years’ experience in procurement roles in direct materials
  • Experience on Industrial Motors / Drives (small/medium/large) and Electrical categories or similar area
  • Strong analytical skills including ability to analyze and learn cost structure models in many different regions
  • Proven negotiations skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively across channels, with business unit personnel, purchasing staff, to achieve understanding of business goals
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written