Ideal Standard International (ISI), headquartered in Brussels, is a privately-owned company. The company was formed as a result of the acquisition of American Standard’s Bath and Kitchen businesses by Bain Capital in October 2007. ISI is a leading provider of total bathroom products. With bathroom solutions as its core business, the company provides bathroom furnishings, fixtures and shower enclosures for residential, commercial and institutional buildings.
Ideal Standard is the company’s international flagship brand for bathroom solutions and its products are also sold under the Jado brand, as well as leading local brands including Armitage Shanks (UK), Ceramica Dolomite (Italy), Porcher (France) and Vidima (Eastern Europe).
The company employs over 9.500 people and is operational in more than 20 countries in Europe, Middle East, Russia and Africa.
With 350m€ spend across all direct and indirect categories the Procurement functions plays a key role in the transformation of Ideal Standard targeting at increasing sales and improving the business profitability.
To support these objectives the ISI board has launched an ambitious strategic program for its Procurement function in order to increase the value delivered to the business. A primary focus is brought to the delivery of 5% saving in 2016 while at the same time building the tools and processes required to improve the vendors QCD performance.
The visibility of the function at all levels within ISI provides the opportunity to build a world class Procurement organisation.
The role of Category Manager Logistics is essential to drive the value creation from the logistics supply base, minimise the TCO and support the company’s on time performance.
The role involves establishing and building appropriate relationships with internal stakeholders located in Europe and key suppliers to meet the targets, monitor the vendor performance and develop best practices. The scope covers all transportation modes and warehousing. It represents a spend of 60 M€ per year.
The key tasks include:
REQUIRED SKILLS / EXPERIENCE / KNOWLEDGE:
Expected travel 30%