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Category Manager Raw Materials


Are you interested in sourcing a broad scope of raw materials and running your own procurement projects with suppliers all over Europe? Are you commercially minded, analytical and looking for a next step in, or a move to Procurement? Then you might be the new Category Manager Raw Materials at Nouryon


At Nouryon, our global team of Changemakers takes positive action every day, to reach higher collectively and individually. We create innovative and sustainable solutions for our customers to answer society’s needs – today and in the future. We are looking for team members who bring ideas forward, champion others and work together to do better. Does that sound like you?

About the job

The raw material markets are changing and evolving rapidly nowadays, which brings a lot of challenges but also exciting opportunities. Your main challenge will be to secure the best possible position for Nouryon in these markets. In this role you will make an important contribution to the execution of the business strategy and the success of Nouryon. This role came up because the current job holder will retire later this year.

In your future role as Category Manager you will

  • Be responsible for sourcing a broad scope of raw materials for a number of our production locations in Europe
  • Participate in and contribute to Procurement improvement projects across the function, working together with senior Procurement stakeholders (Procurement Directors, CPO), and other internal functions
  • Actively engage with key stakeholders from different Business Lines to gather business requirements to ensure raw material supply
  • Pro-actively work on improving your raw material portfolio, in areas such as sustainability, supply security or risk mitigation

We believe you bring

  • A university degree in Economics, Business Administration, Engineering or Science
  • At least 3 years of working experience in a commercial business role (e.g. procurement, sales or planning)
  • Fluency in English, both verbal as well as in writing
  • The ability to run projects independently 

Great if you have

  • Experience with SAP and/or SAP Ariba

We believe you are

  • An ambitious self-starter with a proactive attitude to add value to our organization
  • A true team player capable of handling strategic and operational challenges in a pragmatic approach
  • A critical thinker

We offer you

You will have the chance to work with various stakeholders across all levels of the organization. Amongst them is a mature procurement team, senior management teams, and several plant functions, and of course also suppliers all over Europe or in other regions. Our employment package comprises:

  • A permanent contract with a probationary period of 2 months
  • A gross basic annual salary including holiday allowance based on your knowledge and experience between EUR 72,177 and EUR 105,000
  • 25 vacation days + 10 leave days
  • An end-of-year bonus
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Good growth and training opportunities

Good to know

This is a permanent position on a full-time basis, based in Amsterdam. You will be reporting to the regional procurement manager who is also based in Amsterdam.


Please apply via our online recruitment system. We will not accept applications via e-mail. Once it's with us we will review to see if we have a match between your skills and the role! For more information about our hiring process, visit:  


We look forward to receiving your application! 


About Nouryon

We’re looking for tomorrow’s Changemakers, today. 


If you’re looking for your next career move, apply today and join Nouryon’s worldwide team of Changemakers in providing essential solutions that our customers use to manufacture everyday products such as personal care, cleaning, paints and coatings, agriculture and food, pharmaceuticals, and building products. Our employees are driven by the wish to make an impact and actively drive positive change. If that describes you, we will gladly make way for your ambitions. From day one we support you with your personal growth, through challenging positions and comprehensive learning and development opportunities, in a dynamic, international, diverse, and proactive working environment. 


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For additional information about the vacancy please contact Kevin Prins Talent Acquisition Partner via

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30 Aug 2024
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