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Category Manager - Distribution & Plant Operations

Category Manager - Distribution & Plant Operations

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    €70000 - €85000 per annum + + Bonus + Package

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    Alec Farlow

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    about 1 year ago

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Are you skilled at supporting transformation within a function, and enjoy the freedom to create, define and implement wide ranging procurement strategies and influence stakeholders and cross functional teams including multiple divisions, companies and countries?

The Company:

You will be based in Rotterdam and working within a world leading manufacturing business, employing c.16,000 people in operating locations in over 40 countries. Our client manufactures and supplies a range of materials, products and innovative solutions which can be found throughout industries such as technology, energy, FMCG and industrial markets.

The Role:

The role will see you leading the procurement of Distibution Services with a main focus on complex 3PL contracts. You will carry out strategy development and execution under the leadership of the Regional Procurement Manager and be the functional manager of a variable team of Local Buyers (on dotted line).

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience as category manager of indirect spend in a large, complex multi-country organization, preferably in the area of Logistics or Distribution
  • Demonstrable track record in managing significant category
  • Excellent stakeholder management and working with cross-functional teams across a matrix
  • Fluent English and French, with Dutch and German desired
  • European/Global scope focused role

The Opportunity:

Based in Rotterdam with global travel. The role is contracted on a permanent basis.

To be considered apply immediately to this role, or email myself on alec.farlow@1st