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Head of Category Management Logistics

Head of Category Management Logistics

  • Location

    Netherlands

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    €100000 - €120000 per annum + + benefits (negotiable)

  • Contact:

    Shavkat Sadinov

  • Contact email:

    shavkat.sadinov@1st-executive.com

  • Salary high:

    120000

  • Salary low:

    100000

  • Job ref:

    124423_1663767443

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-10-21

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

A leading company based in Netherlands who develops innovative products are looking for a Head of Category Manager Logistics who will play an important role in their procurement department. The company is going through a transformation and it's exciting times to be part of it.

This is a leadership role which will involves a team management and setting up strategic procurement for logistics commodity. The successfully candidate should have experience with greenfield projects and setting up a new team globally.

Responsibilities:

  • Establish category sourcing strategies, lead cross-functional strategic sourcing teams, negotiate with suppliers, and execute contracts to optimize company's competitive position
  • Drive appropriate relationships with category suppliers, with a principal objective of achieving the optimal solution and cost of ownership that meets the business goals
  • Managing 6 people directly and 10+ indirectly both locally and globally
  • Strategically collaborate with the cross-functional teams to influence and create unique purchasing methods
  • Work directly with R&D to create unique and innovative products
  • Play an important part in the global transformation and delivering global projects
  • Reporting directly to VP Procurement
  • 30% travel

Skills Experience Required

  • Relevant degree, mechanical engineering or MBA is preferred
  • Have minimum of 5-10 years relevant purchasing experience, in fast-paced organizations with exposure to innovative and new approaches to procurement
  • Successful track record in purchasing and negotiations with suppliers globally
  • Experience with purchasing logistics, and setting up new teams and greenfield projects

The key benefits of the role include:

  • Travel opportunities worldwide
  • Mentoring and personal development opportunities and an international team of experts
  • Market-leading salary, benefits
  • Company retirement plan