Category Manager

  • Hitachi Zosen Inova AG
  • Zürich (Schweiz)
  • Presence / Mobile
  • Work experience
  • Purchasing, Materials Management, Logistics
  • Transport
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About us

Zurich-based green-tech company Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) is a global leader in solutions for energy transition and circular economy including Energy from Waste (EfW) and Renewable Gas (RG), operating as part of the Hitachi Zosen Corporation Group. HZI acts as a project developer, technology supplier and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor delivering complete turnkey plants and system solutions for thermal and biological waste recovery. Its solutions are based on efficient and environmentally sound technologies, are thoroughly tested, and can be flexibly adapted to customer requirements. HZI’s Service Solutions Group combines its own research and development with comprehensive manufacturing and erection capabilities to provide support throughout a plant’s entire plant cycle. HZI works for customers ranging from established waste management companies to up-and-coming partners in new markets. Its innovative and reliable solutions have been part of more than 1,600 reference projects worldwide.

Your responsibilities

  • Market knowledge:
    o    Research targeted Suppliers and alternative product alternative
    o    Analyze markets risks and opportunities (i.e products, suppliers)
    o    Work together with the Sourcing manager to identify needs and priorities
    o    Conduct Supplier and Product qualification
  • Sourcing strategy leader:
    o    Data analysis to collect relevant information for sourcing strategic decision
    o    Implement and lead sourcing strategies within cross functional business
    o    Create and manager Supplier panel
    o    Identify accurate and efficient KPI to measure impact of strategic actions
    o    Record and Report progress and remedial plan of strategic sourcing actions to company board member
  • Supplier relationship management:
    o    Nurture targeted supplier panel
    o    Build and maintain long-term relationship with Supplier
    o    Evaluate and drive supplier performance
    o    Develop supplier and implement development actions plan
  • Sourcing operational excellence:
    o    Negotiate with suppliers to ensure maximum profitability and minimum risk for the company and projects
    o    TCO, cost model, effective offer comparison
    o    Guarantee OTD of PO and deliverables
    o    Ensure achievement of relevant procurement KPI’s
  •  Report to Head of category and sourcing manager


Your experiences

  • Master in supply chain or Engineering degree with experience in sourcing, category management and or procurement
  • 10 years experience in SCM as key negotiator role ( product negotiation)
  • 5 years experience in EPC business, or at least understand the concept of EPC ( customer vs. supplier)
  • Project experience
  • Strong track record and success into a multifunctional role: engineering, project, legal, logistic…
  • Experience on sourcing strategy development
  • Good technical and product understanding,
  • Advanced and proven skills in: Strategy development, Contract negotiation, Project management, Communication and Presentation, Organizational and analytic, change management and problem-solving
  • Critical thinker, Resilient, Curious and creative, eager to success
  • Good knowledge of SAP, eProcurement & MS-Office solutions
  • Multilingual with professional English (C1 – C2) additional language appreciable

We offer

  • Responsible challenge with diversified field of activity
  • Team-oriented working atmosphere in an international Company
  • Personal development opportunities through own Inova Academy
  • Opportunity to gain an insight into various technical disciplines
  • Excellent employment conditions
  • Attractive working place (central, good transport links)
  • Modern infrastructure


Do you have any questions? Please contact us.
We look forward to receiving your application.

For HR agencies: Please note that we do not accept applications coming from agencies. Thank you.