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Category Manager - Maintenance Services

  • Job reference: 922948
  • Location: Rotterdam, South Holland
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Category Managers, Supply Chain and Procurement
  • Date posted: 28/01/2019

Great opportunity to work as a Category Manager - Maintenance Services for a global energy business, location can be flexible and can be based out of either Geel, Rotterdam, Gelsenkirchen, Bochun or Castellon.

Job Category: Procurement & Supply Chain Management, PSCM Leadership

The Category Manager (CM) plays a critical role in realising Downstream Procurement's (DP) objective to become a world-class procurement organisation with leading capability in category management that deliver relevant, value-adding category strategies to the company's Downstream businesses. Responsible for end-to-end category performance and supplier performance management; leading a team of specialist category management professionals, operating in accordance with corporate policies and processes, defined governance and delegations of authority.

Your focus is to create transformative category strategies, based on supply market expertise, current and future business needs and global category spend and innovation opportunities that identify impactful business value (with a focus on savings through effective category deployment).

Key accountabilities:

  • Stakeholder Management
  • Category Strategy and Implementation
  • Sourcing and Supplier Management
  • Global Category Network Management
  • HSSE, Ethics & Compliance, Risk & Contract Management
  • TAR, Projects and Emergency Incidents
  • Procurement Team Management

Essential education

  • University degree or equivalent in a technical or related equivalent business discipline.

Essential experience and job requirements

  • Demonstrated experience at delivering business benefits to an organisation through effective category management
  • Mastery in:

o Category management (category strategy development and category strategy delivery)

o Sourcing

o Contracting

o Tactical procurement

o Supplier management

  • Collaborating with multiple sites or locations to drive common solutions.
  • Successful delivery working in cross functional teams
  • Successful delivery working in cross geography, virtual, teams
  • P2P processes, and working knowledge of SAP functionality
  • Excellent working knowledge of broader business context, operations, and priorities within the category scope

Desirable criteria & qualifications

  • MCIPS/ISM qualification
  • Experience in Ariba e-sourcing or other e-procurement tools is desirable.
  • Technical experience and competency in the category is preferable
  • Local language skills to support stakeholder communications are preferable
  • Very good written and oral English language skills
  • Commercial negotiation skills.
  • Influencing and stakeholder management skills.
  • Organisational and project management skills.
  • Financial and market analysis skills.
  • Supplier relationship management

Travel required Yes - up to 50%


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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.