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Procurement Category Manager, Mobile Machinery, €80k +20% bonus

Procurement Category Manager, Mobile Machinery, €80k +20% bonus

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    £60000 - £80000 per annum + + 20% bonus + package

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Role: Category Manager - Mobile Machinery

Location: Amsterdam. Salary: Up to €80k + 20% bonus

Flexible Working: 2-3 days office, 2-3 days work from home/travel

Excellent opportunity to join the leading manufacturing businesses in their field. Procurement is young with few processes, offering freedom to operate and allowing space to define the category in your vision. The company is experiencing significant growth and offers excellent progression opportunities to the successful candidate. You will manage the procurement of Mobile Machinery across the main company and the several additional operating companies that all fall under the remit of this role across the Netherlands - this further increases the scope of the role and aforementioned progression opportunities, with opportunities in central procurement, regional roles, procurement excellence and roles within the operating companies.

The role is a Category Manager role for Mobile Machinery (Plant Equipment), which encompasses all heavy mobile machinery and lighter equipment across their manufacturing/construction sites. Think diggers, JCB's etc.

You will continue to develop and implement all category related decisions for products and services across the breadth of the Netherlands, while interfacing across multiple other regions and central procurement.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates all category activities within the NL's during bid and project execution phase
  • Accountable for the development, execution, and maintenance of country procurement strategy and Project Procurement Plans in alignment with country stakeholders as well as market and global procurement strategies
  • Accountable for procurement KPI Performance Management and process adherence in the country, within own area of responsibility
  • Ensures execution of S2P process (from screening to onboarding and lifecycle management) for local suppliers
  • Maintains strategic relationships with key country suppliers
  • Analyses supply market, anticipates changes and drives associated procurement activities
  • Evaluate contracts and suppliers in order to facilitate final supplier base decisions with relevant stakeholders
  • Ensures products and services are purchased in the most cost- and time-efficient manner, implements and ensures purchasing best practices
  • Coordinates category and supplier strategy implementation in the country


  • 5-10 years of strategic end to end procurement experience
  • Experience in procuring heavy machinery and lighter equipment within a manufacturing/constructing environment
  • Experience managing a Category in a large international company, or, have Category Management as a logical progression opportunity
  • Strong experience in managing stakeholders in diverse environments - multiple business units, languages, cultures
  • Ability to operate in an unstructured working environment - comfortable with change and uncertainty

Please apply ASAP if of interest.