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Category Specialist for IT Services

ABB Business Services

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  • hybrid work
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Your responsibilities

  • Sourcing: Support Category Manager in strategic category initiatives, obtaining Business buy-in and ensuring successful execution, including running RFPs/ RFQs / e Auctions

  • Contract management: Reviewing and driving contracts to completion – in partnership with the Category Manager, Suppliers and the internal ABB business/Legal

  • Stakeholder management: Understanding business priorities and challenges, building partnerships across geographically dispersed stakeholders and engaging with local procurement. Also being able to manage demanding stakeholders and act with diverse cultural backgrounds.

  • Reporting: getting reports from the vendors, analyzing the data to transfer it into the category overview. Report savings, cost avoidance in SFDB. Working jointly with Analyst Team to prepare automatized reporting solutions

  • Supplier management: Approaching the suppliers to develop cost reduction initiatives, conducting regular business reviews, working closely with suppliers on daily topics according the demand from the Business and Category Manager

  • Proactively driving/supporting demand management to reduce the overall external spend with vendors and create a true EBITDA impact

Our requirements

  • University degree, with business or engineering degree preferable

  • 2+ years of sourcing and/or category management experience or equivalent extensive experience working in the categories for which the role is intended to support

  • Ability to multitask and proactively identifying and solving the issues

  • Good communication and project management skills

  • Good negotiation skills and ability to manage difficult stakeholders

  • Strong result-orientation

  • Experience in contract management is the asset

  • SAP Ariba including eAuctioning, PowerBI, Microsoft Excel and PPT

  • Business level fluency in English

What we offer

  • Enjoy a stable employment in a company with a long history in innovation and technology

  • Collaborate with experienced experts in an international environment

  • Seize individual development and training opportunities, from job specific to soft skills

  • Private medical care (including offers for family members) and life insurance

  • Receive attractive remuneration based on your experience and skills, and other financial benefits, such as annual bonus and internal share purchase program

  • Choose from various benefits in kind, ranging from healthy lifestyle offerings, to knowledge sharing, to teambuilding activities


  • sharing the costs of sports activities

  • private medical care

  • sharing the costs of foreign language classes

  • sharing the costs of professional training & courses

  • life insurance

  • remote work opportunities

  • flexible working time

  • corporate products and services at discounted prices

  • integration events

  • corporate sports team

  • saving & investment scheme

  • corporate library

  • coffee / tea

  • sharing the commuting costs

  • employee referral program

  • charity initiatives

  • family picnics

Recruitment stages

Phone Screening


Interview with Recruiter and / or Manager


* Additional technical / language check



ABB Business Services

ABB Electrification Procurement is a key function that delivers value to ABB by leveraging market knowledge, subject matter expertise and business insights in the procurement of goods and services and the management of ABB Electrification’s third party spend. Through collaboration with our external suppliers and internal business partners, the Indirect Materials & Services team of the Electrification Procurement organization helps writing the future of safe, smart, and sustainable electrification.

As the Category Specialist for IT Services you are responsible for supporting the development of the Category Strategies and executing a pipeline sourcing initiatives and related negotiations in EMEA region. Based on your deep subject matter expertise in the area of IT Hardware, Software and IT Services you engage and partner with senior Business stakeholders and Business Procurement/Finance, to deliver the overall Category performance and savings targets.

The objective of this position is to leverage the purchasing power of ABB on a regional level and to achieve the set of performance targets together with Category Manager and in line with the business requirements.

Take your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future.

At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.

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