• 27 juni 2018
  • Vacaturennummer lv-64727
Category Manger Shipping & Warehousing (Fulltime)

Your Challenge
As a Category Manager, you lead the development and execution of sourcing strategies for the categories Shipping and Warehousing. You co-develop the general Purchasing strategy and deliver input for the annual Business Purchasing plan. You ensure proper contract implementation with the aim of optimizing total cost of ownership, securing the product/ services quality and mitigating the supply risks by taking care for sustainability, contract compliancy and continuous improvement of key supplier's performance. Together with your sourcing colleagues, you are responsible for an important part in reaching our company goals to deliver our produced products to our customers in an optimal profitable way.

In that context, the Category Manager:
  • Executes the assigned activities of the annual Business Purchasing Plan and reports progress towards sourcing goals and targets on quarterly basis. Leads cross-functional teams for the development of material/service strategies based on the Strategic Sourcing Methodology (SSM).
  • Contributes to a fluent purchasing process of related categories by ensuring the correct, complete and in time administration of purchasing contracts according to the contract requirements mentioned in the purchasing policy. Determines and executes contract implementation and ensures contract compliance for the related spend categories.
  • Manages the relationship and cooperation with contracted suppliers, on-boards new suppliers, conducts cross-functional supplier segmentations, tracks the supplier performance and evaluates key performance indicators. If necessary, takes corrective actions.
  • Assesses and develops supplier development activities and implements and tracks these activities in order to continuously improve performance and further reduce total costs of ownership.
  • Collects and provides information concerning context and trends of the assigned categories. Contributes to the development of the general purchasing strategy and the annual Business Purchasing Plan.
Your Profile
You have attained a business related degree (at least Bachelor level) with a minimum of 10 years of experience in a business position of which at least 5 years in a tactical/strategic sourcing related role.
Affinity and/or experience with regard to sourcing shipping and/or warehousing is a plus.

You have excellent analytical skills and have a strong process-oriented way of working. Furthermore, you have a continuous improvement mindset and excel in challenging others to optimize your added value to the company results. Most of all, you are a team player, dedicated to achieve results together with your colleagues.

Our Offer
We offer you a challenging job with a strong influence to the business results in a company with lots of room for personal contribution and an open culture. Terms and conditions of employment as well as fringe benefits are up to market standards. Salary depends on your experience and qualifications.

The procedure
We kindly request you to send your CV by selecting the button ‘apply’ before the 16st of July.

For more information about the process: please contact Rob Meijers, HR Business Partner (046-7020240). For more information about the position, please contact Leon Beaumont, Purchasing Manager (046-7020118).

Acquisition in response to this advertisement is not appreciated.