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Senior Category Manager IT (f/m/d) 80-100%

Date:  02-Aug-2022
Job ID:  6895
Company:  Alpiq AG

Olten, CH

Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full-time position
Job Level:  Experienced professionals
LinkedIn:  #LI-SFCH

Procurement is part of the division “Corporate Services”. Its purpose is to secure the availability of goods and services with a strategic advantage in an environmental, social and responsible way to fulfil business expectations. Thus, Procurement becomes the Business partner to drive the supply chain in the interest of the business targets. To implement the Procurement Vision 2025 and contribute to the IT strategy, we further strengthen the team for indirect procurement. 


Your responsibilities: 

  • Define, implement and manage the European category strategies for IT services and hardware  
  • Secure the availability of goods and services across Europe with a focus on group-wide performance and priorities  
  • Manage the RFX process for all tenders and execute the RFX for frame agreements  
  • Drive efficiency programs across Europe together with the stakeholders for your categories  
  • Contribute as trustful team-member to the group IT-Strategy implementation  
  • Measure the group wide compliance on the category strategy execution  
  • Manage claims and supplier negotiation 



  • 10+ years of experience in category strategy in international field for IT services and hardware 
  • Higher education in IT or similar fields 
  • Proven leadership experience with ability to drive initiatives in a multicultural environment  
  • Good level of social competence, strong communication and negotiation skills  
  • Trustworthy personality with an entrepreneurial mindset  
  • High resilience with ability to convince stakeholders. 
  • Proficient English, German an asset.


Nice to have:  

  • Capability to drive cross business initiatives  
  • Strong understanding of IT services  
  • Strong understanding of license management  
  • Strong understanding of IT stakeholder expectations

What is also important to us:

Diversity and inclusion
At Alpiq, we believe in the power of diverse teams. We pay great attention to keeping our recruiting process free of any discriminatory bias and we actively use diversity as a selection criteria, when personal and functional requirements are met. We always strive to create an inclusive company culture, and an example of this is, that we try to offer part-time solutions for candidates who match our requirements. Is that important to you and are you really keen on a role, that is only posted as full time? If yes, then please reach out to us and we will check if we can find a solution that works for both sides.

Attractive employment conditions
The energy business is a small and complex world and it’s important to us, to use contemporary and attractive employment conditions to attract the best talent. As a pan-European company, our conditions and benefits are adapted to the local markets. You can find more information about this on our career site. We are currently also reviewing our flexible working guidelines. If we meet in an interview, we will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have around this topic.

Data protection and process
At Alpiq, data protection is an important topic. Please pay close attention to the corresponding disclaimer, which appears in the online application form and explains in detail, what we do with your data. In regards to the recruiting process, we want to keep it as fair and transparent as possible. Even though we try to consider candidate needs individually, we are not always able to avoid standard communication, due to the high number of applications. Therefore, we kindly ask for your understanding. For more information about our recruiting process and some useful tips and tricks on how to apply, please follow this link.  

Are you ready to apply now? Need more information about Alpiq? Then follow this link to our homepage.

Federica Maraschio



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