Category Manager IT – Amsterdam Area

15 okt 2019 Inkoop Werving en Selectie Amsterdam Area


Are you looking for an ambitious career opportunity within IT procurement? Do you like to work for an international company where you can help to bring the IT Procurement Function the next level? In this role you will be working on some of the most important services for the organization, where you can make the difference for the company and her clients!

For one of our clients, AevesBenefit is looking for a:

Category Manager IT (Amsterdam Area)


The Dutch company is the leading non-food discount retailer in Europe. They are growing with an average rate of 30% per year. It is their goal to double their turnover off 5 billion euro’s in the next five years. The company has more than 50.000 employees and they operate in seven different countries. They would like to expand from seven to fourteen countries to grow even more. For the next few years the company has the ambition to invest in a big digital transformation to meet up to customers’ expectations. The company wants to be the best in what they do and they know that IT is going to be a key factor to achieve these objectives. Although the size of the company is quite large, the culture is easy going. You will find a hands-on mentality and the people are very down to earth.

The Procurement department currently consist of seven international colleagues who all report to the Head of Procurement. At this moment the Head of Procurement and one Purchaser, who’s working on an interim bases, are responsible for IT. The Head of Procurement is looking for a senior Category Manager IT who can deliver the required service to the IT Leadership Team. The IT Leadership Team is very professional and the most important internal stakeholder for this role. The challenge is to seek collaboration, connect and add the required procurement knowledge to the team.


We are looking for a Category Manager Specialist in the IT domain. The chosen candidate will join the Procurement department which falls under the CFO domain and consists of 7 international colleagues that report to the Procurement Director. As a Category Manager for IT you will be leading and managing IT contracts within an international environment, proactively setting and defining best practices, delivering data reports and accurate business cases upon request and being our ambassador for the category. They want to create mid- and long term collaborations, win-win deals and great success stories for the IT landscape, so you must have a good understanding of the european IT market and an excellent network with key suppliers is also very much appreciated. The company wants to increase efficiency, quality, service, costs and scalability to satisfy our internal clients. They are already active in 7 countries and they have strong plans to boost our international presence.


As the new Category Manager IT, you are a great relationship builder with strong interpersonal skills. You are convincing, like to use your analytical skills and are dedicated. You know how to communicate with different stakeholders and are commercial. You are a pioneer, self-driven and would like to work in an international, dynamic environment. Because the company has the desire to invest in IT, you must have a good understanding of the European IT landscape. Furthermore, you must have:

? A relevant Bachelor or Master degree;

? Around ten years of relevant experience in a similar role. With at least five years of experience within the IT procurement in a big international company;

? Strong communication skills and you are fluent in English and Dutch.


Your salary will be based on the weighting your experience and your training. You will get an indefinite contract and attractive secondary conditions.


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