Head of of Global & EMENA Category Management (f/m/d)

  • Wien
  • Vollzeit
  • Projekt-, Bereichsleitung
  • 26.11.2021

Kapsch TrafficCom

Head of of Global & EMENA Category Management (f/m/d)

Kapsch TrafficCom is a globally renowned provider of transportation solutions for sustainable mobility. Innovative solutions in the application fields of tolling, tolling services, traffic management and demand management contribute to a healthy world without congestion.

Kapsch has brought projects to fruition in more than 50 countries around the globe. With one-stop solutions, the company covers the entire value chain of customers, from components to design and implementation to the operation of systems.

As part of the Kapsch Group and headquartered in Vienna, Kapsch TrafficCom has subsidiaries and branches in more than 30 countries. It has been listed in the Prime Market segment of the Vienna Stock Exchange since 2007 (ticker symbol: KTCG). In its 2019/20 financial year, around 5,100 employees generated revenues of EUR 731.2 million.

Your responsibilities

  • Lead and establish the Category Management globally and regionally
  • Define global and regional categories and appoint category managers together with regional SCM management
  • Define procurement policies and secure compliance
  • Ensure alignment between category strategies and between regions within category strategies, balancing regional interests with opportunities to leverage global synergies
  • Key contact person in procurement for all stakeholders and functions
  • Define procurement target setting in-line with business needs, reporting procurement achievements, i.e., savings
  • Coordinate and steer sourcing projects on a global level, especially when cross-category
  • Key Supplier Management: Coordinate and support negotiations with international key suppliers, Set overall direction in terms of relationship strategy with key suppliers regarding sustainability, quality, cost and product development to achieve the optimal end to end Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), Define and drive TCO activities to achieve cost savings, margin improvement according to set category strategies spend and business plan as well as monitoring, developing, and securing continuous improvement of the supplier end to end performance
  • Drive saving activities in cooperation with the Product development and management departments to optimize product life cycle cost and safeguard identified value engineering and value creation activities
  • Bundle and structure market intelligence and analysis activities from category managers
  • Ensure knowledge sharing and transfer of standards and best practices

Your profile

  • You are a skilled manager with strong experience in Category Management or Strategic Sourcing at a global level with demonstrated ability to execute and deliver
  • You have leadership experience with the ability to lead remote teams effectively and foster cross team communication
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact effectively at all levels of the company
  • You exhibit the highest integrity and business ethics along with sound judgment and decision-making skills
  • You demonstrate the ability to develop, improve and implement processes, policies and procedures
  • Track record of fostering innovation and driving new solutions for the improvement of Category Management
  • You are able to communicate and present complex topics in an understandable manner
  • Excellent command of the English language

Our Offer

  • You will be an important part in building SCM Excellence at Kapsch and have the freedom and mandate to create and drive innovative solutions and ideas to shape KTC´s future in line with our vision: challenging the limits of mobility for a healthy world without congestion
  • and our HR vision: Inspiring people. Working together. Achieving growth.
  • An international working environment
  • Social benefits, infrastructure (operating restaurants, near subway etc.) of a modern company and flexible working hours etc.
  • A market-compatible gross salary starting from EUR 60.000 p.a. - which can be adapted according to your qualification and relevant experience
  • Start date: as soon as possible
  • Location: Headquarter Vienna

Kapsch is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We attach great importance to a balance in the diversity of our employees. Therefore we welcome all applications without regard to gender, age, religious beliefs/ideology, sexual orientation, ethnicity or national origin.

Your contact: Daniela Giovannozzi, Head of Recruiting Austria - Tel.: +43 50 811 1905

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Job Facts



  • Aus- und Weiterbildungsangebote
  • Einkaufsrabatte
  • Flexible Arbeitszeitmodelle
  • Gute/ öffentliche Verkehrsanbindung
  • Homeoffice
  • Moderne Office-Infrastruktur
  • Weihnachtsurlaub und Fenstertagsregelung
  • MitarbeiterInnen Events
  • Gewinnbeteiligung
  • Strukturierte Karrierewege

Ihr Kontakt

Daniela Giovannozzi

Head of Recruiting Austria

Kapsch Partner Solutions GmbH

+43 (050) 8111905

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