Global Category Procurement Manager (w/m/d) Computer and Electronics Equipment - Bensheim, Germany

Date: Jun 30, 2024

Location: Bensheim, DE, 64625

Company: Dentsply Sirona, Inc


Dentsply Sirona ist der weltweit größte Anbieter von Dentalprodukten- und technologien und unterstützt Zahnärzte und Zahntechniker dabei, eine bessere, schnellere und sicherere Versorgung in allen zahnmedizinischen Bereichen anzubieten. Wir sind stolz darauf, bevorzugter Partner für Zahnarztpraxen, Kliniken, Dentallabore und autorisierte Vertriebshändler weltweit zu sein. Der Hauptfirmensitz von Dentsply Sirona befindet sich in Charlotte, North Carolina. So fortschrittlich die Zahnmedizin heute auch schon ist, unser globales Team wird die unglaubliche Entwicklung in der Dentalmedizin und die moderne Patientenversorgung auf globaler Ebene weiter vorantreiben. Unsere Aktien sind an der US-Technikbörse NASDAQ unter dem Kürzel XRAY notiert. 

Global Category Procurement Manager Computer and Electronics Equipment - Temporary


As Global Category Procurement Manager for Computer and Electronics, you’ll develop and communicate the global procurement strategy for Computers and Electronic Equipment, spanning multiple divisions, franchises and locations. You will drive compliance to our preferred supply base and purchasing channels to achieve saving goals.  Finally, you’ll manage the multi-year procurement plan and respective contracts for your category.



  • Identify the need for and select new suppliers
  • Manage supplier performance, innovation contribution and continuous improvement of supply base
  • Prepare and execute Request for Information (RFI’s), Request for Quote (RFQ’s), and negotiations; ensure timely and compliant implementation of new contracts and manage supplier agreements throughout contract life
  • Identify and drive procurement projects to deliver cost savings
  • Perform analysis of market conditions (supply market trends, macroeconomic indicators, regulatory changes, etc.) and supply base to identify and address potential risks and opportunities
  • Employ a total delivered cost framework and approach to achieve total value improvement
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key suppliers (strategic vendor management)
  • Build relationships and partner closely with key business stakeholders (e.g. Product Management, R&D, Manufacturing) to understand and address current and future business requirements, strategy, challenges, opportunities
  • Communicate overall market & category trends/results to management and stakeholders
  • Contribute to the definition/implementation of best in class tools, procedures, process, spend management & classification, and other projects led by the COE


Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Procurement, Electronics or a related field
    • An MBA and / or a certification in Procurement would be a plus
    • Experience in medical/pharma industry would be a plus
  • 6+ years’ experience in Procurement Category Management in an international, multi-site organization; experience working closely with Operations is a strong plus
  • Well-founded experience in developing strategic, multi-year, multi-million EUR supply relationships
  • Proven success in leading multiple projects & priorities
  • Excellent commercial instincts & business acumen with strong negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical skills and a solution-oriented attitude
  • Ability to develop strategic, high business impact supply relationships with a proven track record in delivering cost savings/results
  • Excellent communication skills in English (min. C1) and German (min. C1)
  • Exceptional relationship-building skills and cultural sensitivity; ability to adapt communication style to a wide range of stakeholders
  • Very strong drive for results combined with flexibility and adaptability