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Barry Callebaut
Category Manager Capex/MRO
Barry Callebaut
location iconLocations: Łódź
level iconLevel: manager/director
time iconWorking hours: Full time
Work model: Hybrid
Category Manager Capex/MRO
Location: Łódź

At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 12,000 passionate Employees working in more than 40 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

About the role:

The position will be responsible for the sourcing activities for processing equipment, MRO, and related services and energy. The chosen candidate will lead strategic sourcing initiatives to deliver long-range programs for processing equipment, MRO, and capital services contracts that support the operational requirements of the regional Supply Chain, as well as Spot Buys for Capex purchases on an ad-hoc basis. Working with regional Engineering teams and cooperating with global Project Managers, the candidate will develop sourcing strategies that meet the costs and timelines of identified projects.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop long-range sourcing plans for the CapEx & MRO assigned categories, demonstrating a hands-on approach to achieving strategic goals.
  • Forge contractual programs with suppliers, focusing on the goal of reducing the total cost of ownership achieved through a long-term oriented supply base.
  • Collaborate closely with engineering teams to optimize equipment specifications which maximizes processing output.
  • Develop sub-category strategies that contribute toward the goals.
  • Mentor internal customers on the application of contracted programs.
  • Manage medium to complex projects as assigned.
  • Implement standardized sourcing processes, create regional/global supply agreements, and provide budgetary support for capital equipment.
  • Support multiple facilities within the region with the ongoing CapEx project purchases (RFx, Analysis, Negotiation & Award processes).
  • Evaluate an encompassing program with integrated suppliers of the assigned categories.
  • Responsible for commercial terms and conditions.
  • Backfill Head of Capex & MRO Sourcing Category when required.

About you:

  • A minimum Bachelor's degree in Business or Engineering.
  • Similar sourcing experience of a minimum of 7 years with centralized sourcing of technical goods and solid expertise in Electricity and Natural Gas sourcing activities is desired.
  • Project Management experience preferably in a multi-plant or international environment.
  • A proven background in RFI / RFP procedures for capital equipment sourcing and the MRO field.
  • An understanding of capital equipment projects and being able to support initiatives with cost analysis.
  • Exhibit strong negotiation skills, a hands-on attitude, and self-motivation.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects across various plants simultaneously with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Prior procurement experience in the food processing, pharmaceutical, or chemical industries is essential.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Knowledge of the French language will be considered as a plus.
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to simultaneously address multiple projects.
  • Strong communication skills across multiple levels of an organization.

Benefits

Sharing the costs of sports activities
Private medical care
Foreign language classes
Professional training & courses
Life insurance
Remote work opportunities
Fruits
Integration events
Retirement pension plan
Corporate library
Leisure zone
Extra social benefits
Pre-paid cards
Christmas gifts
Employee referral program
Psychological helpline
Cafeteria Program
Free consultation with a lawyer

Benefits

  • Sharing the costs of sports activities
  • Private medical care
  • Foreign language classes
  • Professional training & courses
  • Life insurance
  • Remote work opportunities
  • Fruits
  • Integration events
  • Retirement pension plan
  • Corporate library
  • Leisure zone
  • Extra social benefits
  • Pre-paid cards
  • Christmas gifts
  • Employee referral program
  • Psychological helpline
  • Cafeteria Program
  • Free consultation with a lawyer

Details

  • iconAnalytics & Reporting, Engineering
  • iconEnglish, French
  • iconŁódź, łódzkie

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