Category Manager Industrial Service
( Amsterdam )

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Job Description

Role Purpose
The Associate Category Manager Industrial Service will obtain a lower total cost of ownership by mastering visibility and governance of spend while leveraging our economies of scale through adherence and disciplined execution of Sourcing Strategies, Category Management Methodologies & Capital Engineering Projects in a Compliance Framework developed by the Global Procurement Leadership Team.

• Negotiate and manage contracts for the responsible sites in EMEA, for spend defined and according to the direction of the Sr. Procurement Manager - Indirect & Sustainable Capital - EMEA.
• Utilize Strategic Sourcing methodology (8 step sourcing model) to identify, communicate and execute cost reduction opportunities in alignment with the strategy of the Category Managers
• Effectively develops the supplier base and manages supply chain partner performance and relationships.
• Ensures contract compliance through monitoring of site/contract spend. Works to educate the sites on global procurement policy and guidelines
• Drives continuous improvement, and implementation of best practices to eliminate non-value added services and control costs.
• Implements improvement measures as a follow up of audits, claims, complaints and supplier evaluations.
• Manages actively contracts and supports needed reporting such as but not limited to non-disclosure agreements, leasing agreements, contracts in online systems
• Works with Procurement Expeditors to procure off-contract materials at the best value for the corporation. Works to minimize off-contract spending and increase no-touch purchase orders.
• Effectively communicate with stakeholders to ensure site continuity and deliver results in line with the organization’s Business Plan

• Bachelor’s degree in supply chain or technical/financial area, with MBA (preferable)
• Minimum of 6 years of experience in procurement (proficiency in key procurement processes, management of tenders & contracts, etc.)
• Strong functional knowledge of Strategic Sourcing
• Data driven, strategic thinker, addresses partner and internal / external customer needs
• Strong affinity for IT and process improvement within procurement
• Excellent negotiation skills
• Knowledge of SAP, SAP Ariba or other ERP system
• Proficient User of Microsoft 365
• Excellent change-management skills
• Ability to participate and lead in a cross-functional, team-oriented environment
• Ability to interact with multiple levels of leadership internally and externally
• Ability to ensure acceptance by other departments within the organization (stakeholder management skills)
• Excellent written/verbal/presentation communication skills
• Integration experience a plus
• English is mandatory – additional language skills of responsible sites is required (German, French, Dutch)

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