Posted on Oct 12th 2019

Global Category Manager - Displays User Interfaces


Full time



Posted on Oct 12th 2019


Full time



Job Title

Global Category Manager - Displays User Interfaces

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Develop and coordinate the key sub-categories strategies within the Bill Of Material and the markets Globally. Accountable for Total Cost of Ownership including material costs, long term assurance of supply and overall supplier performance.

You are responsible for

The Global Category Manager Displays and User Interfaces will be responsible for 130M€ Global spend, through 3 sub-categories (Panel and touch, Display integrators, User interfaces). It includes Cost, Quality/Regulatory and deliveries. These components are dedicated to the factories, the service organization as well as the Philips sales in the different markets. The GCM will manage directly a team of 4 Global Supplier Account Managers. In addition, the GSM will work through the local procurement teams in the markets. Part of the procurement transformation, the GCM will act as a real Leader and strategist, ensuring :

1. An End to End strategy definition and execution considering, the Business Units, the Service organization and the sales/commercial operations in the markets.

2. The GCM will also challenge and optimize the distribution models in order to secure the best TCO.

3. The GCM will position, through the local teams in Market, Procurement as a Function, sharing a value proposal toward the Solution journey.     

In this aim, the GCM will develop and guide their team and will work hand in hand with the Procurement Business Partners, the Procurement Sourcing Engineers as well as the Markets. Inclusive, he/she will drive continuous improvement challenging status quo and proposing creative options to the internal stakeholders. 

You are a part of

Procurement – Category Management – ODM and Market Cluster

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Technical background or experience in the field of Displays / User Interfaces
  • Minimum of 10 years of related experience (Procurement)
  • Minimum of 3 years of People Management (Hire, Coach, Train)
  • Experience in Global roles and matrix environment
  • Proven Strategic thinking capability
  • Creative mindset – Out of the box thinking
  • Proven Execution experience
  • Strong communication/presentation skills
  • Strong ability to influence

In return, we offer you

The ability to collaborate with, learn and grow from colleagues in a highly complex, global organization where you can use your strengths to help drive strategic business initiatives for Philips.  Additionally, we provide you a dynamic working environment in an innovative business, paired with a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a supportive atmosphere where you can sharpen your talents with new challenges and career opportunities.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 2.5 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video.

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