Category Buyer Corporate Services (1566)

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  • Aufteilung:
    N/A or Function
  • Abteilung:
    Purchasing & Procurement
  • Voll- / Teilzeit:
    Full Time
Category Buyer: Corporate Services & IT

The Mitsubishi Chemical Group is a speciality materials provider with an unwavering commitment to forging innovative solutions. We possess extensive expertise and leadership in material science within the core market segments of Mobility, Digital, Food and Healthcare. By providing advanced chemistry-based solutions our 70,000 employees enable industry transformation, develop technological advancements, and create more fruitful lives for the global population. Delivering on the core elements of our slogan - “Science. Value. Life.”

In our Advanced Materials division, we are a globally leading manufacturer of high-quality thermoplastic materials in the form of semi-finished products and finished parts. Our engineering plastics and composites are superior to metals and other materials in terms of their performance profile and are used in a variety of applications, primarily in the capital goods industry.


Job description?

The Category Buyer is responsible for a portion of the Professional Services & IT spend. The role entails strategically approaching the supply markets to ensure a fit-for-purpose purchasing portfolio for the regional organization, enabling the most reliable and cost-effective purchasing experience possible in EMEA region (leveraging economies of scale, skill, and standardization). A Category Buyer is responsible to support the development and own the execution of regional category strategies in collaboration with the procurement leadership and functional stakeholders. A combination of procurement hard and soft skills is required, as well as industry and product understanding.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • You define and own strategies for dedicated subcategories, in alignment with the regional category team strategies and targets;
  • You ensure transparency of all contracts, reviewing terms and validity frequently, and managing the contract portfolio of responsibility;
  • You are responsible to deliver qualitative and quantitative for the spend area of responsibility, in support of the achievement of regional category targets;
  • You are in charge of the effective sourcing and engagement of reliable vendors for the assigned area of spend;
  • You manage to analyse the spend profile on quality, cost, and delivery, and ensure high data integrity in all regional MCG procurement systems;
  • You consult cross-functional teams as part of the category activities and is a partner to the business, while reporting to the Regional Category Manager Professional Services & IT;
  • You organize the collaboration with the wider regional procurement organization, especially the effectiveness of interfaces with the Regional Hub;
  • You take care of compliant purchasing within EMEA region in the dedicated spend area;
  • You support MCG's critical activities in the areas of ESG, KAITEKI, and HSE;
  • You support efforts within MCG procurement organization to optimize and digitize transactional activities.



  • Minimum 3 years of experience in procurement in an international environment, preferably in automotive, electronics or chemicals
  • Performing contract negotiations (including terms and conditions), running competitive sourcing events
  • Experience in purchase for Professional Services spend in particular IT/Telecom & IT services
  • Proficient in MS Office, spend analytics tools, e-sourcing platforms, project management and effective presentations
  • Business fluent in English
  • Good decision making, prone to strategic thinking
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Building effective relationships with stakeholders from various backgrounds
  • Ownership-oriented approach in the professional environment





Our corporate culture is based on the values of integrity, respect, bravery, collaboration, and persistence, we call it "Our Way". With our approach, together we can shape a more sustainable, progressive and brighter version of the world.

We offer you a secure job position in a pleasant and collegial environment, offering engaging and responsible tasks within an international setting.

Flat hierarchies and mutual respect are second nature. Moreover, you'll enjoy an appealing compensation package and comprehensive social benefits, including a company pension plan, health offerings, employee discounts, job bicycle leasing and some more.

We believe in the power of people with diverse values, viewpoints, and expertise. Our aim is the wellbeing of people and the planet – a concept we call KAITEKI.  We are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse environment.

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