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Are you a Procurement professional looking for the next career step in a challenging environment? 

Within this opportunity you will drive and support strategy, procurement excellence and spend-down for for various Services Categories including Consulting, Finance, Marketing, Legal Services

in close cooperation with the business, market and other stakeholders.

Nouryon provides a wide range of high quality and sustainable ingredients that are integral to numerous key industrial processes worldwide. Thus, we serve high profile customers in sectors including paints, detergents, foods, plastics, cosmetics, construction, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, electronics, agro and oilfield applications. Nouryon has € 5 bln revenue, 10.000 employees, three business lines, and 67 manufacturing sites.

Our NPR Procurement organization is committed to the highest standards of NPR (non-product related) Procurement and aims to deliver best-in-class services that support Nouryon strategic objectives by continuously improving our NPR spend-down program. In order to achieve this, we are strengthening and centralizing the Functional Procurement team to better leverage its commercial buying power, increase procurement involvement in corporate projects, and better fit our current and future business needs.

Within this context your mission in this role is to manage and support procurement for Consulting, Marketing,Finance and Legal Services across our Business Units (BU) and Corporate Functions, taking into account their requirements as well as NPR Procurement policies and guidelines.

You will join a 150-employee Global NPR Procurement organization and you will report into Global Manager Functional Procurement. The Procurement Department offers a working environment full of real opportunities for professional development as we enhance our specialization at operational and strategic levels. As such, this role demands the motivation necessary to deliver results that will underscore the strong impact of procurement on the company’s strategy.

Is this a challenge that matches your profile and ambition to further develop your Procurement skills in a dynamic, multinational, and multicultural business environment?

Then we invite you to apply for the position of Global Category Manager Services

What responsibilities can you expect?

This instrumental and influential Global Category Manager Consulting, Finance, Marketing & Legal Services position is based in Amsterdam. You will be part of a team of 8 colleagues based either in Arnhem or Amsterdam. This is from where your core task will be to design and drive the Overall Category Strategy, source suppliers for various Services Category including Consulting, Finance, Marketing, Legal Services while optimizing commercial terms and total cost of ownership. In this role 80% of the spend is Finance and Consulting.

This requires you to actively engage with the key business leaders and colleagues, Nouryon Leadership and other key stakeholders to gather business requirements and specifications within different Business Functions and incorporate these into sourcing strategies, supplier selections and decisions.

You will be globally responsible for these categories, being the main point of contact for suppliers regarding contractual and commercial topics. As part of performance and escalation management, also taking ownership of issues with internal stakeholders.

Furthermore, you will lead and support cross-functional teams for RFPs, negotiations, and contracting. Strong cooperation with internal stakeholders and other functions (such as legal) is of the essence and part of your DNA. This should result in the selection and contracting of suppliers that have effectively met the business requirements by providing high quality products or services at competitive cost.

At all times you maintain a continuous approach to learning and market intelligence in order to keep up with the best source of supply, benchmarking, and market trends.

What will you bring

To apply for this position, you should match below profile:

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Business Administration or another relevant discipline;
  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in Category Management; Procurement; Global Sourcing environment;
  • Experience with indirect/services procurement. Sourcing background in the mentioned category and knowledge of the industry is an advantage;
  • Able to deploy solid negotiation and problem-solving skills while working and executing with a high level of autonomy;
  • Sound business acumen and interpersonal skills, skilled at managing internal and external stakeholders;
  • Analytical and administrative skills with an eye for detail
  • Good presentation skills and ability to analyze data and technical requirements from different angles;
  • The highest levels of integrity and business ethics, along with sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to adapt your approach accordingly;
  • Strong communication skills, including a strong Microsoft Office capability and fluent written and spoken English.

What does Nouryon offer you?

The job is a permanent position on a full-time basis.

The salary for this position is graded from €78.000 to €100.000 in MM5. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

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.

How to apply and additional information

For further information on the content of the job you can contact Kala Vasudevan, tel: 06 50007933

For information on the recruitment process, please contact Anne Marte van der Vossen, Recruiter tel: 06 31978686.

We look forward to your application! Please apply via our online recruitment system via the ‘Apply‘ button with an uploaded job specific resume and cover letter with reference 1035.

We have already chosen our sourcing channels for this recruitment and kindly ask not to be contacted by any advertisement agents, recruitment agencies or manning companies.


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