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Category Manager | Direct Procurement

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Amsterdam, North Holland
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: 445463/001_1559652393
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 04/06/2019


A leading and multinational Pharmaceutical organisation are looking for a Category Manager API/ Raw Chemicals to work on an exciting and fast paced environment, at their manufacturing site the Netherlands.

We are currently supporting this organisation in their search for an experienced Category Manager to work on Strategic Developments; as you'll have the opportunity to make your name known within the company, and to set up the global strategies in a specialist field.

The organisation is rapidly growing and fast paced, working across Europe, as the continue to expand their production!


  • Developing market expertise within your Category
  • Designing the category strategy aligned with your business partners, looking at innovation, best practices, TCO methodology and cost drivers to articulate it
  • Understanding, influencing and optimising the supply chain of the provider as a key lever for purchasing performance increase and risk management optimisation
  • Aligning and bench marking with other category managers, as well as with other industrial companies with whom we partner
  • Participating to the yearly budget preparation and ensuring the follow-up on actualise

Skills and Experience Required

  • 5+ Years Professional Working Experience
  • Specialising in Purchasing API's, Raw Materials, Solvents or generic Chemicals
  • Must have worked in a Pharmaceutical, Bio-tech, Chemical Industry, or have come from a technical background
  • Proven track record of having a Strategic mind set

What this Job Offers You

  • Opportunity for rapid growth and progression within a fast-growing company.
  • Opportunity to work in a dynamic and international environment across a wide number of functions and nationalities.
  • Opportunity to work for one of the largest and globally known metals organisations.
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