Greenfield Category Manager IT – Amsterdam area

12 mrt 2020 Inkoop Werving en Selectie Amsterdam area


Are you looking for an ambitious career opportunity within IT procurement? Do you enjoy working for an international company, in a greenfield situation, where you can help to bring the IT Procurement function to the next level? In this role you will be working on some of the most important IT cases for this organization as well as improving policies and procedures.

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

Greenfield Category Manager IT


This Dutch company is a international retail organization that’s rapidly growing and has ambitious growth plans. They are growing with an average rate of 30% per year. It is their goal to double their turnover and expand their business in numerous countries. The company has more than 50.000 employees and they currently operate in seven different countries. 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 Dutch, informal and 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 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 (including supplier management and strategic sourcing). You will define best practices, delivering data reports and accurate business cases upon request and being the 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 procurement efficiency, quality, service, costs and scalability to satisfy the internal clients.


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;
  • Strong communication skills and you are fluent in English and Dutch;
  • A procurement background is preferred but not necessary;
  • Multidisciplinary IT project experience is a must.


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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