Global Category Team Member (Air Freight)


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  • Assists the Global Category Lead to develop global strategy for the entire categories spend with a focus on global Air Freight Logistic
  • Ensures full documentation and traceability
  • Supports the Category Team Leader to include systematically into strategy definition E2E cost optimization in full interaction with Global-Supply Chain
  • Leading global sourcing event for Airfreight category
  • Contributes to deliver bottom line/top line results managing own spend/projects according to yearly/long term planning and upfront target
  • Gain and documents sustainably total value chain, industry and supply base insight/knowledge for selected spend
  • Conducts periodical risk assessment and designs and manages adequate countermeasures for selected spend
  • Defines and manages selected supplier portfolio; selects suppliers; establishes strategic supplier relationship where appropriate and manages it accordingly
  • Supports full delegation of back office jobs to SSC & develop best practices for e-sourcing with sustainable results
  • Ensures cross fertilization of knowledge and best practices sharing
  • Responsible for periodical progress measurement, accuracy of information and data, in-time delivery, audit conform documentation of all sourcing activities according to purchasing standards
  • Proactive steering of agreement portfolio


  • 5+ years of proven work experience in Logistics/Supply Chain/Logistic (preferably in Air & Ocean/knowledge of Dangerous Goods and Customs main regulation is a plus)
  • Analytical approach
  • Strategical vision
  • Strong project and stakeholder’s management skills
  • Strong leadership capabilities
  • International communication skills
  • Quick learning capabilities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, consultancy and convincing skills
  • Ideally candidate is familiar with Health & Safety and Sustainability regulations and Incoterms
  • Understanding of the operational procedures related to international logistics processes is a plus
JOB ID: 20005670
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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