Global Category Manager IT

Fulltime, Integrated Supply Chain

Amsterdam, Netherlands Apply Now Apply until: 7 Jul 2022

Global Category Manager IT

Are you an IT Procurement professional looking for the next career step in a fast-moving and challenging environment? Do you have experience in global sourcing for hardware, services, and telecom? Then you might be our new Global Category Manager IT.


Global Category Manager  IT


Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands



Your challenge as Global Category manager IT

As Global Category Manager IT you will drive and support strategy, procurement excellence and spend-down mainly for the categories Hardware, Networks & Telecom in close cooperation with the IT department, the business, suppliers and other stakeholders.


Our Global 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’s strategic objectives by continuously improving our NPR spend-down program. In order to achieve this, we are strengthening and centralizing our Functional IT Procurement capabilities to better leverage our commercial buying power, increase procurement involvement in corporate projects, and better fit our current and future business needs.


Within this context you will manage and support procurement for Hardware, Networks & Telecom across our Business Units (BUs) and Corporate Functions, considering their requirements as well as NPR Procurement policies and guidelines.


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


The role


  • This instrumental and influential position is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. You will team up with the Global Category Manager IT responsible for the categories Software and Services and support the Nouryon IT department and other key Corporate Functions with fulfilling their IT requirements.


  • Your core task will be to design and drive the overall category strategy, source suppliers for products and services related to Hardware, Networks & Telecom, while optimizing commercial terms and total cost of ownership. In addition, you will support the other IT categories as well if needed.


  • You will actively engage with key business leaders, colleagues, and other stakeholders to gather business requirements and specifications within IT and other Corporate Functions and incorporate these into sourcing strategies, supplier selections and decisions.


  • You will be globally responsible for the Hardware, Networks & Telecom categories, being the main point of contact for suppliers regarding contractual and commercial topics. As part of performance and escalation management, you will also assume ownership of issues with internal stakeholders.  Lead RFP’s negotiations and contracting.


Have you got what it takes?

To be eligible for this challenging position, you bring a minimum of 3 years’ experience in procurement within a global sourcing environment, experience with IT procurement, preferably in the categories Hardware, Networks & Telecom.


Furthermore you have/are:

  • Bachelor or master’s degree, in a business-related area or industry;
  • Able to deploy solid negotiation and problem-solving skills while working and executing with a high level of autonomy;
  • Sound business acumen, strong relationship builder, and skilled at managing internal and external stakeholders;
  • Good presentation skills and ability to analyze data and technical requirements from different angles;


About Nouryon

Nouryon is a global specialty chemicals leader. Markets and consumers worldwide rely on our essential solutions to manufacture everyday products, such as personal care, cleaning goods, paints and coatings, agriculture and food, pharmaceuticals, and building products. Furthermore, the dedication of approximately 7,800 employees with a shared commitment to our customers, business growth, safety, sustainability and innovation has resulted in a consistently strong financial performance. We operate in over 80 countries around the world with a portfolio of industry-leading brands. 


This is our offer

When you join us, you will be part of our fascinating and ambitious international environment with highly skilled and motivated colleagues. A company that develops, produces and sells products that are essential for everyday life. Where employees aim high, own it and do it right. Our employment package comprises:


•           A permanent contract

•           Attractive career opportunities in and outside of Procurement

•           An excellent salary tailored to the job level, your expertise and your competencies

•           An attractive bonus scheme

•           35 vacation days

•           An excellent pension plan

•           The option to participate in a collective health insurance

•           Training opportunities


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 and employees, all over the world.


Are you eager to start your career at Nouryon as Global Category Manager IT?

Then we are looking forward to receiving your online application via our website. Please use the ‘apply’ link on this page and upload your CV and job specific cover letter. Any questions? Please contact recruiter Job Sponselee via


A pre-employment screening may form part of the selection process.

Note: 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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7 Jul 2022
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Integrated Supply Chain
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