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Regional Category Manager Lab & Facilities (EMEA)

Are you interested in a regional procurement role and running your own procurement projects with suppliers all over Europe? Are you commercially minded, analytical and looking for a next step in your career? Then you might be the new Regional Category Manager Lab & Facilities (EMEA) 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

As Regional Category Manager you will perform the category management for Lab and Facilities Management within the EMEA region where you will lead the networks internally (Nouryon stakeholders) and externally (suppliers) related to the managed categories. Additional to that you will also lead the cost-down programs and maximize contract coverage for these categories.

In your future role as Category Manager you will

  • Perform category management including strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management, contract, performance and risk management.
  • Work with Stakeholders in understanding the regional spend and identifying opportunities to increase quality and improve value for money.
  • Develop, align, implement and execute the Category Strategies for the region to increase business efficiency.
  • Develop and maintain the stakeholder networks in the region (CAPEX Procurement Managers, site asset & project management, finance legal, etc.) and educate key stakeholders about strategic sourcing.
  • Develop and execute effective negotiation and contracting strategies including developing and negotiating Framework Agreements with suppliers, in cooperation with Nouryon’s legal team.
  • Perform procurement reporting.
  • Identify innovative procurement solutions that provide savings and / or process efficiencies for the organization.
  • Address vendor issues to ensure the highest level of service delivery.


We believe you bring

  • A bachelor's degree or higher in Economics, Business Administration, Engineering, or Science.
  • 5 years in Category Management, preferably in the (petro) chemical industry.
  • 5 years in contract management and business relationship management.
  • 3 years in change management (strategy, stakeholder, alignment, planning, execution, maintaining).
  • 3 years in procurement category management.

Great if you have

  • Experience with SAP and Ariba.

We believe you are

  • An excellent relationship builder and skilled at managing external contacts
  • Able to influence people and selling concepts and ideas.  
  • A true team player capable to handle strategic and operational challenges in a pragmatic approach.

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 site 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 69,069 and EUR 108.075.
  • 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, Gothenburg or Mumbai. You will be reporting to the Global Category Leader based in either the United States or Europe.


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! 

We kindly ask our internal candidates to apply with your Nouryon email via Success Factors.  
We encourage you as a valued Nouryon employee to share talents from your network to help us to bring in new Changemakers through our new Employee Referral Program! Bringing in new, skilled people with a great mindset is beneficial for both you and Nouryon. All info you need to make a referral is here. Join us in growing Nouryon!  


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. 


Visit our website and follow us on LinkedIn.  


For additional information about the vacancy please contact Kevin Prins Corporate recruiter via


#WeAreNouryon #Changemakers 

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

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24 May 2024
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