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Global Procurement Category Manager - IT and Telecom

Global Procurement Category Manager - IT and Telecom

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    €80000 - €120000 per annum + package

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    Geoff Hunt

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    20 days ago

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Role: Global Category Manager - IT and Telecom

Location: Amsterdam/Utrecht, Hybrid working

Flexible Working: 2-3 days office, 2-3 days home working

Salary: Competitive + package

Are you an ambitious Procurement Manager, or Senior Buyer looking to step up, with experience managing high-value IT and Telecommunication spend internationally?

If so, this is an exciting role in a truly global business with a turnover in the tens of billions. You'll drive centralised procurement strategies, global framework agreements and processes, working with regional teams - providing a fantastic opportunity to drive significant results. The procurement category will cover hardware, software, cloud and telco.

Excellent progression opportunities both within the main company and across the broader group.


  • Executes global supplier selection along strategy, requirements, supplier base development, and identification of new suppliers Is responsible for efficient RFx process from selection through onboarding according to the agreed strategies
  • Translates category and supplier strategies into executable sourcing plans based on actual portfolio demands
  • Ensures cost, availability, innovation, and quality within the sourcing plan creation and execution
  • Leads price negotiations, contract, and life cycle management with suppliers
  • Ensures compliance with procurement process, SOX and other statutory requirements within own category
  • Ensures compliance to supplier portfolio within own category/region and in alignment with Project Management
  • Is accountable for agreed KPIs (internal and external) and their reporting
  • A high degree of travel will be required in order to perform the role effectively


  • Have the Right to Work in the Netherlands + Fluent English
  • Strategic end-to-end procurement category management experience
  • Experience in procuring IT and telco commodities
  • Strong experience in managing stakeholders in a matrix organisation
  • Ability to operate in an unstructured working environment - comfortable with change and uncertainty

If interested, please apply ASAP.