Zucker ist unsere Welt. Der Nordzucker Konzern mit Hauptsitz in Braunschweig, Deutschland, ist einer der führenden Zuckerhersteller weltweit. Die Produktpalette aus Rübe und Rohr umfasst Weißzucker, Rohzucker, Raffinade, Spezialitäten sowie flüssige Zucker. Darüber hinaus stellt das Unternehmen Futtermittel, Melasse, Düngemittel und Kraftstoffe aus erneuerbaren Energien sowie Strom her. Nachhaltigkeit entlang der gesamten Wertschöpfungskette hat dabei eine hohe Priorität. Insgesamt stehen 3.800 Mitarbeiter in 21 europäischen und australischen Produktions- und Raffinationsstätten konzernweit für exzellente Produkte und Services und bilden so die Basis für den weiteren Wachstumskurs.

Category Manager Logistics Services (m/w/d)

”You’ll join a great team with loads of ambitious commercial and technical sourcing projects in the pipeline - and with your level of experience the role enables to leave your mark in an international organization,” explains Head of Supply Chain Management - Boris Kuster.


A central role close to the business 
As our new colleague, you will participate in key projects that support our business needs. You will join our Supply Chain Management and Logistics department consisting of 70 colleagues across countries. The position can be located either in the Copenhagen office or at our Headquarters in Braunschweig, Germany.


Specifically you will: 

•    Be responsible for purchasing containers for sea freight and developing our supply chains in that field
•    Be in charge of our sugar transportation and warehousing services category management on group level
•    Define our strategic road map for the category and establish relevant group standards (incl. contracts and guidelines) and KPIs
•    Identify areas with saving potential through collaboration with local contractors, our factories and digitization projects contributing to Nordzucker’s 'Performance Improvement Programme (PIP)
•    Act as a supply chain coordinator for selected global customer key accounts 
•    Improve the current supplier evaluation scheme and sustainably implement in the group


You can expect to travel around 20 days a year to visit our other locations across Europe. 


Sustainable ecosystem with room to grow for both you and our beets
We are constantly at work creating a better working environment – we are anything but a traditional business. That means ensuring the perfect conditions for growth through sparring and the sharing of knowledge between our employees. We call this “Care for People”. 

To ensure that you have all the tools needed for your development, you will have an introduction program tailored specifically to you. Many of us have been here for years, but we have not forgotten what it is like to be new. We do not simply fill positions – we employ people with a multitude of talents.


Experienced Category Manager full of ambitions  
•    We are open to different backgrounds, but imagine that you are educated to degree level in Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering or Logistics and have 5 years’ experience from a similar role within Supply Chain Management 
•    You should have experience with land based freight forwarding (Food Silo, Palletized, Intermodal) & Ocean Freight, ideally from a procurement background you profound understanding about freight market developments, trends and regulatory developments across EU 
•    You have solid negotiation skills and a proven track record in cost reduction in transportation and warehousing
•    Experience with tender management, reverse auctions, eProcurement tools is a clear plus


You both speak and write English fluently and should be an excel power user.


We offer competitive package including pension and health care. 


Can you imagine yourself as our new colleague, then send us your CV and cover letter in English as soon as possible. We will conduct interviews throughout the process. 

If you have any questions regarding the position, you are welcome to contact Simone Junge-Loose +49 531 - 2411 323.

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