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Category Manager IT

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Amsterdam, North Holland
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: 392973/003_1552388525
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 12/03/2019

We are currently working on a niche greenfield IT Category Manager vacancy, ideal for a procurement professional with extensive experience in IT and IT procurement, to take on a lead purchasing position. The company employs more than 20,000 across Europe and has a turnover of around $5bill. They are on track to increase this to $10bill in the next 5 years in line with 20-30% year on year growth across the business.

The role:

  • Responsible for establishing a long-term category specific strategic IT procurement department for all software, hardware and services

  • Working closely with key stakeholders in the IT department to identify and source new products and vendors for the business

  • Take ownership of complete product life-cycle from selection to sourcing to implementation

  • Utilising Total Cost Philosophy to optimise purchasing strategy

  • Expand the existing supplier network - leading supplier visits and audits

  • Cross-functional team engagement, working on a project basis with all business

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • 8+ Year's experience within IT procurement environment

  • Previous experience within a dynamic and fast paced matrix procurement function

  • Analytical mind-set - ability to critically evaluate proposed solutions from Engineering

  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment under short time constraints

  • Strong senior stakeholder management

We are looking for someone, with strong technical competencies, who would thrive in a demanding, high-pressure environment. As a procurement role that engages heavily with all business units - the ideal candidate should have great technical and communication skills (with the ability to challenge existing IT stakeholders) and be comfortable at expressing and communicating ideas, simplifying complex tasks.


  • Engage directly with a diverse supplier network

  • High visibility role, in a rapidly expanding procurement function

  • Variety of highly-technical projects, across a number of major customers

  • Play a major part in innovative technology development

  • Structured Pension fund program

Interviews are ongoing, apply directly for more information about the position.

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