Senior Category Manager
This position can be based in the Netherlands (Amsterdam) or Sweden (Stenungsund)
Nouryon is a company with a long heritage and extensive expertise in specialty chemicals. Industries worldwide rely on our essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, food, pharmaceuticals, and personal care items.
Your mission is to develop and implement (global) sourcing strategies for the NOFA category (Natural Oils Fatty Acids) in line with the Global Procurement strategy and the SSM methodology. You will make sure we are positioned in the market with an advantage and optimize commercial terms and total cost of ownership. Therefor you will actively engage with key stakeholders from different Business Units to gather business requirements and specifications within the region and incorporate into sourcing strategies, supplier selections and decisions.
As a Senior Category Manager, you will select, drive and develop suppliers in line with organizational business requirements and track supplier performance on a continuous basis in collaboration with the tactical procurement team in Europe as well as key stakeholders at the sites. You will monitor the external market to explore new business models and innovation, identify potential new suppliers, assess best country sourcing alternatives and industry best practices and consequently build up deep expertise around the products and services within scope.
You will be responsible for the scope EMEA and category Performance Formulations. You spend approximately 30% of your time traveling and will be joining a team of 8 Category Managers with all their own category and scope. This means it’s an individual contributor role and you will be reporting to Regional Manager PR EMEIA.
Even though you will be focusing on your own scope and categories we are looking for a team player too. With the rest of the team you will look into processes such as forecasting or business information and take this to a higher level.
In this role, you will need a strong sense of commercial awareness and ownership with a high level of autonomy to develop spend and cost reduction projects and execute on those together with stakeholders and other procurement members. You will communicate professionally with people at all levels of the organization to build strong relationship internally and externally.
A senior category manager with a strong sense of accountability, that’s you!
This is (y)our offer!
If you share our values and ambitions, we offer a fascinating international environment that rewards your skills and enthusiasm. Our employment package comprises a competitive salary, 30 vacation days and an attractive bonus scheme. Training opportunities and internal networks enable valuable personal and professional development. And through challenging projects with like-minded people, you will help us become first choice for our customers, shareholders and employees, all over the world.