Global Category Manager

  • Katowice, Poland
  • Full-time

Company Description

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company which provides a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries. The Group believes it is the world leader in food, environment and pharmaceutical products testing and in agroscience CRO services. It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences and for supporting clinical studies. In addition, Eurofins is one of the key emerging players in specialty clinical diagnostic testing in Europe and the USA.

Group's key figures are approx. 3.8 billion Euros turnover, over 800 laboratories across 47 countries and about 45,000 staff.

Job Description


  • Provide global category management for a given range of Purchasing Categories
  • Develop strategic plans to deliver financial goals, incorporating current product/ services portfolio optimization in selected categories
  • Ensure effective supplier selection, vendors’ management, global tendering process with multiple vendors, negotiation and drafting of contracts in line with business objectives
  • Establish solid relationships with regional Purchasing Managers, key stakeholders and Business Units to select the most appropriate purchasing strategy
  • Negotiate & implement global master services agreements/contracts
  • Perform an active market research for new products/ suppliers for selected categories
  • Identify and asses the opportunities for cost optimization through proposed actions and effective spend data analysis
  • Conduct suppliers’ benchmarking/ KPI assessment
  • Build up the scenarios for the most effective category management




  • University degree in Supply Management, Finance, Economics or equivalent directly-related experience
  • Business Fluency in English
  • 3+ years of experience in purchasing/ procurement/ strategic sourcing/ SC area with an emphasis on international Category Management or on a similar position
  • Excellent knowledge of whole range of different Categories
  • Understanding and experience of working with a defined procurement process
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks/projects and prioritize appropriately in a dynamic work environment
  • Strong data analysis skills and ability to work with complex data and information
  • Desktop/ PC proficiency including Microsoft Office, specifically: Excel, Word, PowerPoint


Additional Information


  • Work in a fast growing organization
  • Career in the multi-national, multicultural environment
  • Independent position with wide range of responsibilities
  • Unique opportunity to lead/ take part in international projects and gain experience with various businesses


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