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Company: Novozymes
Location: Franklinton
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Do you want to rethink your impact, and are you passionate about managing Direct Sourcing projects? Then you might be our new Category Manager within Novozymes Americas Direct Sourcing team.

What if you could work for a cause, not just a company?
Novozymes is the global market leader in biological solutions. We find biological answers for better lives in a growing world. Together with our customers, partners and the global community, we use our innovative thinking and passion for science to boost industries and make everyday products more sustainable for the good of the planet. As the world's leading provider of industrial enzymes and microorganisms, our bio-innovation enables higher agricultural yields, low-temperature washing, energy-efficient production, renewable fuel and many, many other biological solutions that the world can benefit from today and in the future. We call it Rethink Tomorrow.

Join us as our new Category Manager Direct Sourcing
Do you want to be part of a team optimizing strategic sourcing decisions accross a number of Direct Categories? Do you have experience in either Packaging, Chemicals, Minerals and Filtration, Agriculture or Contract Manufacturing Outsourcing? Are you looking to take the next step into Category Management or further develop existing Sourcing skills? Are you passionate about setting strategic direction and securing supply in today's challenging environment? Do you want to be part of a global organization transforming strategic sourcing to the next level? Then you may be our new colleague in Direct Sourcing.

Welcome to Direct Sourcing
Direct Sourcing is part of the Engineering, Sourcing & Facilities organization, part of Supply Operations. In Direct Sourcing, we enable growth for Novozymes via close collaboration throughout the supply chain and across regions, and by balancing value creation, cost and risk - for the better of Novozymes. Direct Sourcing at Novozymes is a global organization responsible for all sourcing of materials for production (raw materials, packaging & utilities) within Novozymes. We have sourcing colleagues located at Novozymes key production sites in all regions of the world including Europe, Asia Pacific, North Americas and South Americas.

In this role you'll make an impact by:
Taking on category responsibility for the continued development and sourcing of Novozymes Raw Materials, and CMO relationships. You will have regional responsibility for projects in North America, with potential to support projects in Latin America. In addition, you will have responsibility for supporting projects that impact Novozymes globally, by working with Global Category Managers . You will have close collaboration with other regional category managers in the category team, and with different stakeholders through-out Novozymes.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Category strategy & product strategy development
  • Identification, contracting and management of new Raw Material and CMO suppliers.
  • Renewable energy strategy development, implementation and follow-up (scope 2 emission reduction)
  • Commodity monitoring & market analysis
  • Maturation of opportunities & project portfolio pipeline management
  • Cross functional project management execution
  • Managing risk, reacting to dynamic market shortages and supply disruption
  • Negotiation and contracting
  • Contract management of existing contract portfolio incl. risk management & contingency planning
  • Supplier performance- and supplier relations management
  • Stakeholder management at many different organizational levels and in many different regionsTo succeed you must :
    • You must have 2-5 years of sourcing experience, sourcing is a plus, combined with relevant education at master level within for example Biotech, Economics or the like. Strong Sourcing background is desirable, with a willingness to work across Direct Sourcing categories if desired or requested.
    • Have a strategic and holistic mindset, combined with a solution oriented "can do" attitude
    • Be an experienced communicator able to convey your message to colleagues at all organizational levels, both through in person communication and virtually
    • Have strong portfolio- and project management skills
    • Ability to solve complex problems and connect across stakeholder groups to resolve issues.
    • Have strong horizontal and lateral stakeholder management proficiencies
    • Demonstratable interpersonal skills and strong relationship builder
    • Show a strong business acumen and be used to complex contract negotiations
    • Possess strong collaborative and communicative skills
    • Be passionate about team development
    • Have good knowledge around GMP & Regulatory requirements .
      Location: Franklinton, North Carolina

      Are you passionate about making a sustainable impact, and do you see yourself in this position? Then unlock your passion and apply today!

      Application deadline: June 21st, 2022

      Novozymes is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability or veteran status.

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      Want to learn more?
      At Novozymes, we invite you to join us in finding biological solutions to the world's problems. Being a pioneering company, we seek people, who are eager to try new things, motivated by challenge and not afraid to fail but driven to try again. And again. Original thinking happens when we're given the flexibility to focus and the freedom to fully unfold our individual strengths. This is key to our innovation power and how we have become one of the top patent holders in the biotech industry. Learn more about Novozymes, our purpose, and your career opportunities at novozymes.com.Reference no.9957BRLocationFranklinton, NCCountryUSAJob areaSourcing and PurchasingRemoval timemidnight Central European Time (CET) / 6pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)Follow us onNovozymes.com , LinkedIn and Instagram.Job Expires23-Jun-2022

Keywords: Novozymes, Raleigh , CATEGORY MANAGER DIRECT SOURCING- FRANKLINTON, NC, Executive , Franklinton, North Carolina

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