Global Category Manager, IT & Telecom - Remote

Date: Jun 30, 2024

Location: USA Home Office, --, US, NA Zürich, CH, 8047 Zurich, CH, 8047

Company: Dentsply Sirona, Inc


Dentsply Sirona is the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, with a 130-year history of innovation and service to the dental industry and patients worldwide. Dentsply Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a comprehensive solutions offering including dental and oral health products as well as other consumable medical devices under a strong portfolio of world class brands. Dentsply Sirona’s products provide innovative, high-quality and effective solutions to advance patient care and deliver better and safer dentistry. Dentsply Sirona’s global headquarters is located in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. The company’s shares are listed in the United States on NASDAQ under the symbol XRAY.


Bringing out the best in people


As advanced as dentistry is today, we are dedicated to making it even better. Our people have a passion for innovation and are committed to applying it to improve dental care. We live and breathe high performance, working as one global team, bringing out the best in each other for the benefit of dental patients, and the professionals who serve them. If you want to grow and develop as a part of a team that is shaping an industry, then we’re looking for the best to join us.


Working at Dentsply Sirona you are able to:


Develop faster - with our commitment to the best professional development.


Perform better - as part of a high-performance, empowering culture.


Shape an industry - with a market leader that continues to drive innovation.


Make a difference -by helping improve oral health worldwide.  



Job Summary:

This position is responsible for developing, communicating, and executing the global category strategy spanning multiple divisions/franchises/locations. Drive compliance to preferred supply base and purchasing channel to realize saving goals. Manages multi-year category plan and respective contracts. Additionally, the Indirect GCMs will be responsible for end to end owner of their strategy and partner closely with the Regional Sourcing Leads to assist regionally.

*This role can sit remotely in the USA or Zurich, Switzerland.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive supplier reduction plan across all regions, track and communicate progress
  • Lead Category Management across all regions
  • Communicate results status on a weekly basis to N+1 with required action plan status when results not at budget
  • Ensure capital improvements actions in line with Indirect Procurement goals
  • Ensure budget saving achievements in line with Global Indirect Procurement budget, build a robust 3 years saving pipeline to mitigate inflation and back up savings that may not be implemented
  • Deploy List of Preferred suppliers and monitor compliance
  • Drive Supplier performance management across all regions and manage directly top 15 Vendors
  • Lead the category with strong leadership and cooperation with RSL, Strategic Buyers, Ops buyers, organizing priorities, tasks, and projects to achieve the category goals and strategy
  • Prepare and execute RFI’s, RFQ’s, e-RFQ’s, auctions and negotiations.
  • Ensure timely and compliant implementation of new contracts and manage supplier agreements through contract life.
  • Identify and drive procurement projects to deliver cost savings and ensure project plans and related savings are documented and maintained in required project/savings tracking tool.
  • Ensure MSA signed with all suppliers with spend > 50 k $ , with rate cards when applicable and proper use of SOW
  • Ensure spend is continuously updated and accurate, lead the process
  • Proactive analysis of market conditions (market trends, macroeconomic indicators, regulatory changes, etc.) and capture best practices
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key suppliers (strategic vendor management), build improvement roadmaps
  • Communicate regularly on status, goals and objectives with stakeholders using facts and data
  • Build relationships and partner closely with key business stakeholders to understand current and future business requirements, strategy, challenges, opportunities and proactively address them in the Strategy, deploy technological roadmap
  • Deploy together with key stakeholders a solid off-shoring action plan with key vendors
  • Drive Software spend management, trigger decisions to stop or optimize usage
  • Establish, deploy, and implement a multi-years Strategy Plan
  • 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
  • Hold weekly calls with RSL and Strategic buyers sharing objectives, results status, priorities for the category, tasks assignment
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, IT or other related field
  • 7 years + managing IT Category Globally
  • 5+ years in leading global teams
  • Experience in managing procurement technological changes
  • Experience developing and managing suppliers
  • Experience in building & developing teams


Key Required Skills, Knowledge, and Capabilities:

  • Excellent commercial instincts & business knowledge/acumen
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical & problem-solving capability
  • Able to effectively manage/lead virtual teams
  • Strong IT category knowledge
  • Able to manage multiple projects & priorities across regions
  • Able to develop strategic, multi-year, multi $M supply relationships
  • Proven track record in delivering cost savings/results
  • Fluent English language skills



Dentsply Sirona is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or protected Veteran status. We appreciate your interest in Dentsply Sirona.

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