We are looking for an (interim) Sr Buyer Indirect/ Category Manager with experience in complex organizations for our leading and global partner in the South of Holland. Start date, 1st of November and for a period of at least 1/ 1,5 years. After this period the employment could be extended if possible.
Experience with Indirect Spend is fundamental for this position Professional Services is preferable, but Industrial Services (Packaging), Transportation, warehousing could also be e good fit. The main purpose of the (sr) Category Manager is to define mid-to-long term category sourcing strategies and manage category specific knowledge. Furthermore, he or she is responsible for executing strategic sourcing for designated categories and perform supply base management activities. Lastly, he or she is responsible for enabling the back office process by creating content for the purchasing systems and driving contract compliance.
You are familiar with cross functional category teams and with international project management. You combine entrepreneurship with the ability to produce cost savings/value in contracting and to influence results in a matrix organization. You utilize category and procurement expertise to deliver results in managed categories via benchmarking, supplier relationship management (SRM), negotiations, and development of sourcing strategies.
Responsible for the strategic sourcing activities for the regional categories including
Define strategic category plan
RFx development and supplier screening
Negotiation and contracting
Continuously search for areas of improvement within the category
Set up category policies, support enforcement to drive compliance and manage demand
Manage category knowledge (internal and external), share cross category and geography
Perform supply base management activities, including implementing regional supplier development and collaboration initiatives and defining risk mitigation strategies
Ensure value tracking of savings initiatives
Create and maintain catalogue content & buying portal category cards
Know at Experis
Bachelors or Masters degree preferably in Business Administration/ Supply Chain , Purchasing Qualification (Nevi 2 or a comparable education such as Purspective, CIPS etc)
At least 5 years of Strategic Sourcing experience in international business environment preferably in the Indirect (NPR) Spend Area
Category Management experience in the specific Commodity Area; Professional Services (HR, Consultancy, Financial Services, Translation services, CRO’s etc)
Perfect command of the English language, other European languages preferred (Dutch is not necessary)
Strong communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
Wil je meer informatie of heb je vragen over deze vacature neem dan contact op met Joost Spape via Joost.Spape@experis.nl of bel 06-46928705.