Global Procurement Manager IT / Business Services

Amsterdam Vast dienstverband

Toegevoegd 13/10/2021

  • Are you a category manager with strong accolades in IT / business services?
  • Does in- and external stakeholder management come natural to you?

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For our well-known client AkzoNobel we are exclusively searching for an experienced Global Category Manager IT / Business Services. Despite the size of the company and autonomy within this position, the Procurement Team is built on team players, and they are eager to welcome their new colleague - You?


As Global Category Manager IT / Business Services, you report directly into the Head of Category Management Enterprise Services. Due to your 10+ years' experience in IT / Business Services procurement, with a clear trackrecord in supplier selection and contract negotiations (savings), you are quick to find your way in this position. Key words for this role are autonomy and being solution driven. You work best autonomously, whilst still being part of a highly skilled team. You thrive best in complex organizations where it is important to prioritize and manage expectations to stakeholders well. Category Management within IT / Business Services becomes more challenging (and rewarding!) each year, especially with an ever growing digital footprint.

Getting excited? Then this is the right next step for you!Responsibilities (not limited to)

  • Spend categorization, analysis, and strategy development
  • Supplier selection, contract negotiations, and performance management
  • Problem solving (OOO) mindset and active engagement with suppliers
  • Be a pivotal part of the team, strong networker to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Continuous Improvement mindset, scanning the horizon for new trends/developments


  • Bachelor Degree or higher in a relevant field
  • 10 yrs.+ Exp. in category management / procurement in IT / Business Services
  • Experience on EMEA or Global level,
  • Proven procurement track record in Supplier Relationship Management and Sourcing within the field of IT / Business Services
  • Strong communicator, result-driven, and comfortable sparring with senior management
  • Fluent in English
  • Located in The Netherlands


  • Great salary & secondary benefits, in line with experience & knowledge
  • Great growth and personal development opportunities
Bert Molenaar

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