Sourcing and Purchasing

Water purification

Category Manager Capital Expenditures (m|f|d)

We are currently looking for a Category Manager Capital Expenditures (m|f|d) for our Procurement, Supply Network and Logistics department based at our headquarters in Goettingen, Germany (Sartorius Stedim Biotech). In this position, you will serve as a subject matter expert managing capital programs. You are responsible for leading strategic sourcing initiatives, price|contract negotiations and building a global supplier base to optimize value and mitigate risk.

What you will accomplish together with us

  • You are responsible for the development and implementation of efficient Category Management for capital sourcing initiatives (CapEx)

  • This includes understanding the business needs via business partner, market analysis, supply chain cost modeling, strategy selection, sourcing, award and contract management

  • Additionally you will Initiate and deliver tenders, negotiations, contractual frameworks, supplier performance reviews based on fit for purpose KPIs

  • Focus of your daily work is actively managing capital sourcing including risk management to ensure the delivery of the right product|service , at the right cost, at the right time while maintaining overall project timelines

  • You will develop strong, long term relationships with key suppliers, identify new sources and manage the existing supplier base including supplier evaluations

  • A close collaboration with internal stakeholders including Business Partners, Procurement Engineering, Strategic Sourcing, Quality , Legal, and Finance is mandatory

  • In this position you will act as a project manager and operate as a valued member on cross functional teams

  • You will be able to prioritize in a fast paced environment while meeting timelines and budgets


What will convince us

  • Your are holding a Bachelor or Master degree in business administration or a comparable background

  • Additionally you have several years of professional experience in Category|Commodity Management with a strong focus on Buildings, Machinery & Equipment

  • You have a very good understanding of the financial aspects of capital expenditures : ROI , NPV, cash flow and total cost of ownership

  • Also you have strong negotiation skills and experience in developing complex commercial and legal agreements

  • User experience in SAP is a plus

  • You are experienced in process engineering, the design and build of equipment and facility construction

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills matched with strong business acumen with a global mindset

  • You are enthusiastic and able to learn quickly as well as being proactive and detail oriented

  • Fluent English and Business German is also required with willingness to travel globally (approx. 20%)

  • Identification with our core values: Openness, Sustainability and Enjoyment

What we offer

Sartorius’ ambition is to simplify progress in the bio-
pharmaceutical industry to help translate scientific findings into new therapeutics faster and more efficiently. Over 11,000 employees at more than 60 sites are working together on achieving our goal: Better health for more people. And together, we have grown strongly over the past years. Enjoy the advantages of working with a global player:  

  • Opportunity for international career development: a global network offering seminars and training sessions, expert and manager career paths

  • Open and highly collaborative culture: mutual support within teams and working as equals, team spirit and international collaboration

  • Work-life balance: Working from home at many sites

  • Intelligent working environment: working in smart buildings with the latest technology and equipment

  • Ambitious goals: Sartorius plans to double its sales revenue approximately every five years and expects to grow its global team to approximately 15,000 people in 2025

We look for employees who would like to grow with us and move the innovative life sciences sector forward. In the process, we focus on agile project work, mutual support within teams and working as equals. Sartorius thrives as a company with people who give their very best every day and who are eager to develop personally and professionally.

Further insights into our world of work can be found here.

Laboratory Weighing Services
  • Reference Number R11643
  • Employment Mode Full time
  • Position Regular
  • Functional Area Sourcing and Purchasing
  • Location Goettingen (Germany)