Category Manager Business Services (Geleen)


Established in 2023, but with a combined heritage of over 100 years, Envalior is entering the market as a leading global engineering materials powerhouse offering novel and innovative solutions to today’s world. Envalior brings together two highly complementary established players in DSM Engineering Materials and LANXESS High Performance Materials.

We offer a uniquely positioned portfolio of longstanding material, application, and design expertise, creating real and meaningful value for our customers and the greater global society. To grow this leading global engineering materials company, we hire new colleagues to strengthen the foundation for the new organization. This is the perfect time to influence change, challenge the status quo, be part of something new and exciting, craft, create and develop the best in ALL WORLDS and be part of something truly innovative, inspirational and transformational.

Do you want to be part of this exciting journey ahead? Do you love working in an international, highly energized, and collaborative team? Maybe it’s you we are looking for in our global indirect procurement team, as our new Category Manager Business Services.

The Position:

As our Category Manager for Business Services, you will be responsible for the procurement of indirect spend and the development of strategies for business services categories such as Facility Management, Professional Services (HR and Consultancy), Marketing and Communications, Travel and Mobility, and Finance Services.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a category strategy and an approved plan for Business Services categories.
  • Create, negotiate, and manage contracts with service providers for Business Services categories.
  • Take ownership of the development and implementation of the strategy for Indirect Spend in the Category and assign priorities for purchasing projects.
  • Lead global cross-functional purchasing discussions with lead buyers for the Business Services categories.
  • Key account management for key suppliers. Develop and manage relationships with key suppliers and track their performance (SDP, Supplier Development Program).
  • Deliver year-over-year savings and implement cost reduction initiatives.
  • Manage knowledge sharing, collaboration, and proper communication between Category managers and buyers within the Category by providing strategy and deep cluster expertise and ensuring the use of standardized processes.
  • Manage relationships with internal customers during projects.
  • Improve and reinforce the Envalior Purchasing profile and recognition within the internal customer community.

The right candidate we are looking for:

  • Has a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, preferably in procurement and/or relevant technical discipline.
  • Has a deep knowledge, understanding and experience in the indirect procurement of Business Services with minimum 8 years of work experience.
  • Has a strong analytical skill and spend analysis skill.
  • Is collaborative and a team player who is flexible and able to navigate uncertainty.
  • Has a capability of working in a fast paced and often changing environment.
  • Is fluent in English language.

Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages, inclusive of a global bonus program and an individual performance bonus program.
Comprehensive Benefits: We provide a variety of benefits to support your financial security, health and wellbeing including retirement plans, health programs, life insurance and medical care.
Work-Life & Flexibility: We support you in maintaining a balance between working hours and personal life. With our global “Xwork” program, we offer flexible working arrangements in all countries in which we operate.
Training & Development: We are committed to your professional and personal development and encourage you in the ongoing pursuit of education, training and knowledge through both formal and informal learning.
Diversity: For us, talent matters, we welcome everyone who commits to our values. We strongly believe that including diverse perspectives makes us more innovative and enhances our competitiveness. Therefore, we embrace the uniqueness of every single individual and are truly committed to supporting our people in developing their individual potential.

Interested in this position? Please apply on-line by sending us your CV & Motivation letter in English via the career portal or contact the recruiter directly Reference check procedures are part of the ENVALIOR Recruitment & Selection Process and will be contacted when these references checks are required.

Envalior is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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