SUEZ- Water Technologies & Solutions is now known as Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions. As part of Veolia, we join in its mission of "resourcing the world." With the addition of our industry-leading technologies and expertise, our combined strengths will help to turn the tide for Ecological Transformation.


Date:  15-Nov-2022

NSC, IT, 11111

Custom Field 2:  Suez WTS Italy S.R.L.
Custom Field 1:  2482



Job scope

As a Global Procurement Function, we live by, and execute to as a competitive advantage for SUEZ WTS by unlocking true potential of our talent, investing in digital enablement, and building holistic strategic partnerships that will sustainably serve our customers, communities, and environment.
Sr Manager Category Management will be responsible for developing, validating and implementing the global strategy for their respective categories.  This role will work with Sourcing Project/Product Leaders, Regional Category Leader, Technology, and Supply Chain Leaders.

Essential Responsibilities

Key Initiatives:

  • Defines a Global Category Strategy for Rotating Equipment ( ERD, PD, Rotodynamic , dosing pumps etc ) that drives continuous improvement within the Category and benefits to the business
  • Develops/Manages Preferred Supplier Network, Strategic Suppliers
  • Defines Contracting Strategy and lead Supplier Negotiations
  • Drives Cash Improvements across assigned Category
  • Identify preffered suppliers and initiate business and organizational partnerships.
  • Recommend and implement new and innovative initiatives to drive improved performance.
  • Recognized expert in Category Sourcing and Category Management. Leads cross functional teams in developing Category Management Strategies bringing together all capabilities to drive value Creation for the business.

    Influence & Change Management:
  • Obtains agreement of the strategy from all business stakeholders and publishes it for all users to access

Facilitative Leadership:

  • Reports to Leadership on Market Trends and Category Performance
  • Responsible to maintain ongoing dialog with the regional sourcing teams, regional category managers, and project sourcing leaders on key supplier issues

Qualifications & Experience

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college;
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in Category/Supplier Management, Purchasing, Production Control, Engineering, Product or Project management
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in the above category
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time
  • General understanding of Direct material categories and water treatment technologies (products and operations).
  • Familiarity with market trends and key suppliers in the relevant Categories
  • Negotiation skills and ability to influence with competencies in general expense contract requirements/nuances.
  • Experience in working in different cultures and environments, in a matrixed organization
  • Creative, organized, and self-motivated for success
  • Problem solving and research skills
  • Time Management
  • Self-governed and motivated to perform tasks within established guidelines

Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills;
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, presentation and facilitation skills
  • Highly organized with the ability to multitask and deal with rapidly changing priorities/ambiguity
  • Commitment, Integrity, Excellence
  • Collaboration and Shared Learning
  • Objective and Stakeholder Partnerships

The position is based in Milan.