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Regional Procurement Manager - IT and Teleco, Europe & Asia

Regional Procurement Manager - IT and Teleco, Europe & Asia

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    Amsterdam, North Holland

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    €80000 - €110000 per annum + 25% bonus + package

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    Geoff Hunt

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    2 months ago

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Role: Regional Category Manager - IT and Telecom, EMEA and Asia

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Flexible Working: 3 days office, 2 days work from home

Salary: Up to €110k + 25% bonus + package

Are you an ambitious Procurement Manager with experience managing high-value IT and Telecommunication spend internationally?

If so, this is an exciting role in a truly global manufacturing business with a turnover in the tens of billions. Your remit will cover the whole of Europe and Asia and offers significant leadership where you'll lead multiple reports at a country level. Category spend c€200m. This will be across hardware, software, cloud and telco.

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


  • 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
  • Executes regional 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
  • 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
  • Liaises with Global Category Manager for the anticipation and handling of changes based on supply market dynamics Manages supplier performance
  • 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


  • Current Right to Work in the Netherlands + Fluent English
  • 6-10 years of strategic end to end procurement experience
  • Significant experience procuring IT and telco commodities
  • Experience managing a Category in a large international company, or, have Category Management as a logical progression opportunity
  • Strong experience of managing stakeholders in diverse environments - multiple business units, languages, cultures
  • Ability to operate in an unstructured working environment - comfortable with change and uncertainty