Category Procurement Manager
Posted on Mar 16, 2019 by Samskip
Are you looking for a challenging role? Drive efficiency in our categories, implement processes that minimise costs, negotiate with suppliers and develop compelling category strategies. You love challenges, different ones, all at the same time
Analysis is your middle name, and you use it
Negotiating, influencing and advising is your game What can you expect as Category Manager at Samskip?
You can really make a difference: we need you to help us setting up a professional central procurement function in our four service/material categories - Haulage, Rail & Barge, Equipment, and Terminals - covering the European territory. You will drive efficiency in our categories, implement processes that minimise costs, negotiate with suppliers and develop compelling category strategies.
This is how you can make an impact as a procurement professional
It is up to you to maintain a continuous focus on cost levels and capacity planning, and switch from strategic long-term focus to operational procurement activities. All while handling high volumes of work in a fast-paced and ever-changing business environment. Based on analysis, you will develop and deliver clear, compelling category plans and sourcing strategies that support our wider business strategy.
You will optimise value for money outcomes, and meet our stakeholders' needs and expectations.
Provide leadership and direction in supply market management and development, strategic planning and execution, and contract and risk management activities.
Working together with Finance to produce an annual budget and regular re-forecasts. Furthermore, your job as a Category Manager Procurement will entail the negotiating with both formal tenders and ad-hoc parties to ensure that the business obtains best value on all its expenses. Next to providing expert advice to key stakeholders on all aspects of procurement and the categories to encourage innovative practices and support the delivery of business and policy directions, you will also work together with stakeholders to ensure all set targets are met by taking responsibility for the performance of all suppliers within the categories. You will ensure that suppliers have sufficient capacity to support the business requirements and that robust contingency is in place for critical categories.
Our ideal procurement professional? Someone who fits the following profile:
We are looking for entrepreneurship: an expert who is focused on great results and eager to go the extra mile. In order to handle pressure and tight deadlines, you need to be flexible, effective at interpreting complex and multiple sources of information to make decisions, and able to eliminate non-value adding activities. In addition, you have excellent communication and collaboration skills and you know how to influence, negotiate and present information to engage others and get the job done.
You tick all of the following boxes: A business bachelor's or master's degree, for example in business economics
5 years' experience in a procurement role, preferably in category management
Ideally a NEVI certificate and working experience in the logistics industry
Excellent planning, time management and organisational skills
The willingness to travel within your job (approximately 10% of your time) Your career at Samskip
Maintaining your knowledge of our category markets and suppliers, as well as keeping control of all strategies, projects and arrangements, can be challenging. We stimulate your personal and professional development and provide you with the right tools to be successful in your role. We offer you accountability, responsibility and plenty of freedom to shape your own role. In return, there might be big opportunities ahead of you.
We also offer you a competitive salary, including a holiday allowance and a 13th month. The opportunity to develop your soft skills and hard skills in our online Academy. Great additional benefits, such 28 days paid annual leave and a pension scheme. And the best desk in Rotterdam, overlooking the bustling port that never sleeps.
Are you the key driver of efficiency we need?
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Samskip is a global logistics company, offering transport and related services by land, sea, rail and air. We focus in particular on cost-efficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly transport. With an annual turnover of more than 633 million euros, we are one of the largest transport companies in Europe. We have offices in 24 countries in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia, with around 1500 employees in total.