Job Title: Category Manager - MRO (Healthcare) - Germany
Position Type: Full-time
I am currently working with a leading healthcare organization dedicated to providing high-quality medical services and innovative solutions to improve patient care. We are seeking a talented and experienced Category Manager specializing in Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) and Capital Expenditures (CAPEX) to join our procurement team. If you are passionate about optimizing supplier relationships, reducing costs, and ensuring efficient procurement processes in the healthcare sector, we want you on our team.
As the Category Manager for MRO and CAPEX within the healthcare industry, you will play a pivotal role in optimizing the sourcing and procurement of goods and services in these critical categories. You will be responsible for developing and executing category strategies, negotiating contracts, identifying cost-saving opportunities, and ensuring that our MRO and CAPEX requirements align with the company's mission of providing excellent patient care.
Category Strategy Development: Develop and implement comprehensive category strategies for MRO and CAPEX, considering healthcare regulations, patient safety, and business objectives.
Supplier Relationship Management: Build and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers in the healthcare sector to ensure the availability of high-quality medical equipment and supplies, negotiate favorable terms, and ensure compliance with healthcare standards.
Cost Optimization: Continuously identify cost-saving opportunities while adhering to strict quality and regulatory requirements through strategic sourcing, competitive bidding, and supplier negotiations.
Contract Management: Negotiate, draft, and manage contracts with healthcare suppliers to ensure compliance with healthcare regulations, risk mitigation, and favorable terms and conditions.
Market Analysis: Stay informed about healthcare industry trends, regulatory changes, and emerging technologies to make informed decisions and recommendations.
Cross-functional Collaboration: Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including healthcare professionals, finance, and facility management teams, to understand their requirements and align procurement strategies accordingly.
Performance Metrics: Establish and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) to track and report on category performance, cost savings, and supplier performance, with a strong focus on patient safety.
Compliance and Risk Management: Ensure that all procurement activities comply with relevant healthcare regulations and manage risks associated with the category.
- Bachelor's degree in Healthcare Management, Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or a related field (Master's degree preferred).
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in healthcare procurement, with a focus on MRO and CAPEX categories.
- Strong understanding of healthcare regulations and standards.
- Proficiency in healthcare procurement software and tools.
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a commitment to patient safety.
- Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional healthcare team environment.
- Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses
- Comprehensive healthcare benefits package
- Retirement savings plan
- Opportunities for professional development and growth within the healthcare industry
- A supportive and patient-centered work environment
If you are a dedicated and results-driven professional with a passion for optimizing MRO and CAPEX categories in the healthcare sector, we encourage you to apply for the Category Manager position.