Excellent Category Manager – HR opportunity…..We are working with a multinational professional services firm who is seeking to appoint a Category Manager with HR category experience. This role is based in the Netherlands and offers flexible working so could be based in Amsterdam, Rotterdam or The Hague.
The Category Manager – HR role:
Reporting into the Category Lead you will support delivery of a “best in class” procurement function and will be responsible for providing a professional and reliable procurement service to all stakeholders within the Benelux Region. Areas of HR will include and not limited to L&D, Benefits, Recruitment, HR Systems, etc.
Develop and execute Procurement strategy for HR sourcing activities in accordance with the category strategy and business partner needs and requirements
Lead complex RFPs and negotiations and support the team in the analysis of the information and the negotiations of the contract
Knowledge & Experience required:
You must have the ability to ensure functional excellence within your category, especially strategic sourcing, supplier management and user compliance
You must be a strategic thinker with first class negotiation skills, vendor management experience and experience within an HR purchasing role.
We require a candidate with first-class stakeholder and supplier engagement skills, the ability to build credibility and trust at the highest level is critical.
You will be able to demonstrate strong technical, strategic and project management skills and will be comfortable influencing and guiding stakeholders with sourcing decisions at a senior level in a blue chip, matrix organisation.
You should preferably have experience of working in a fast paced environment and you will be able to show dynamism, hunger and the ambition to progress your career in a fast paced and changing environment.