Senior Global Category Manager (80%-100%)

Ready to join a team of visionaries who is dedicated to solving one of humankind’s greatest challenges?

Get to know Climeworks

Climeworks removes CO₂ from the air to fight global warming and protect future generations to come.

We develop, build and operate direct air capture (DAC) machines which capture CO₂ directly from the air. The captured carbon dioxide can either be recycled and reused as a raw material or completely removed from the air by safely storing it underground, permanently.

Founded by engineers, Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher, Climeworks was built with a mission to inspire 1 billion people to remove CO₂ from the air, and is now the leader in carbon removal technology.

A true climate pioneer, Climeworks is featured as a TIME100 Influential Company 2022 and Global Cleantech 100 Company 2022, driving a revolutionary technology engineered to solve the most pressing issue of our time.

We foster a dynamic environment and are building a global purpose driven team. We are looking for disruptive thinkers, passionate achievers and inspiring leaders that are ready to take on the world’s greatest challenge.

Will you join us? 

Your mission

Job description

To support our Purchasing and Logistics team, we are looking for a Senior Global Category Manager for our Collector Containers

  • You manage the purchasing category Steel Structure and related commodities
  • You set up an international supplier network - mainly Europe - to deliver globally and to meet our challenging scale-up roadmap with up to tenfold capacity leaps
  • You onboard best-in-class suppliers to bring existing technology further
  • You contribute to price reductions due to the selection of the best suitable partners

Your story

  • University degree (at least Bachelor) or similar diploma. Master/MBA is a big plus
  • 10+ years in Strategic Procurement of steel construction, mechanical engineering, assembly services (integrators) or comparable industries
  • Experienced in working at an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or EPC in steel construction industry
  • Deep technical knowledge and understanding of processes
  • Top negotiation skills in complex environments (framework agreements, LoI, etc.)
  • Excellent analytic and methodical skills and profound communication skills
  • Ease to lead suppliers and internal stakeholder tightly according Climeworks’ goals
  • Ability to coordinate interdisciplinary tasks
  • Stays focused and knows how to re-arrange priorities in a very dynamic environment
  • Strong ability to assert oneself if necessary
  • Great team player who feels comfortable in an international team
  • English (fluent in writing and speaking)

What we offer: A horizontal organization, a great team, an improvement-oriented approach, and a scale-up venture with an innovative technology. Sounds like you? We are looking forward meeting you! Apply now by filling in the online application form and uploading your complete dossier to our careers portal:

Disclaimer: The percentage in the job title means that for this vacancy, you can decide if you want to be employed on a full-time or part-time basis, depending on what works best for your needs.

We do not accept candidates from agencies for our positions.

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