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Procurement Category Manager Appliances & Finished Products

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Date: Dec 29, 2020

Location: Aarburg, CH

Company: franke

About Franke


Franke is a world leading provider of products and solutions for residential kitchens and bathrooms, professional foodservice, coffee preparation and semi-/public washrooms established in 40 countries. At Franke, we want to make everything we do wonderful - from what we manufacture and design, to the way we deal with our partners, customers and each other.

In this role, you will contribute by:


The appliances category manager is in charge of developing a strategy for appliances procurement across all divisions and all geographies of Franke organization. This will include the optimization with the Product Marketing and with technical teams of the current products portfolio. Harmonization of specifications. Mapping the supplier’s footprints to understand strengths and weakness of current set up and identifying opportunities value creation. Reduce the supplier portfolio to maximize the benefits for Franke. 



  • Develop and implement  medium and long term sourcing strategy in collaboration with CMO  to ensure best TCO and security of supply for Franke 
  • Align strategy and tactics with other key stakeholders 
  • Communicate strategy to the organization to support implementation 
  • Target lowest global costs and highest value for Franke globally
  • Manage relationship with strategic suppliers
  • Actively manage the portfolio in order to benefit from a group approach toward appliances suppliers. 
  • Communicate, co-operate and involve relevant stakeholders in order to drive the overall strategy. 
  • Support and actively promote the Procurement function 
  • Engage and secure an open and direct dialogue with stakeholders 


Required Experience:


  • 5/10 years within Purchasing ideally in the appliance industry
  • Worked in a Matrix environment
  • Experience with managing internal and external customers
  • Ability to travel internationally
  • Post Graduate education
  • Commercial or technical education
  • Fluent in English.
  • ERP background – SAP preferred but not mandatory

Additional information can be found at: www.franke.com


Important information to all Search Companies and Recruitment Consultants
Franke Group does not accept unsolicited assistance from search companies for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search companies to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place.