Category Manager Logistics 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 Logistics Services.

The Position:

As our Category Manager for Logistics Services, you will be responsible for the procurement of indirect spend and the development of strategies for logistics services categories such as ocean transportation and  air transportation. To thrive in this role, you must have a deep understanding of the transportation and logistics market, the procurement industry, and the ability to connect with stakeholders at all levels.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the creation and implementation of new Transport category strategies based on a deep understanding of the Transport market to have direct impact on the shape of a new company.
  • Own the entire procurement process from sourcing strategy until implementation and delivery of the results.
  • Focus on value creation beyond savings with a continuous improvement mentality.
  • Drive your designated spend categories towards success in a responsible and sustainable way with high personal autonomy and mandate.
  • Be a strong liaison between Business Group Stakeholders ,Lead Buyers and Category Managers globally.
  • Manage supplier relationships and be on top of your game regarding external market developments in your category.
  • Develop and lead Supplier Partnering Programs for relevant key suppliers.

The right candidate we are looking for:

  • Has a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, preferably in procurement and/or relevant technical or supply chain discipline.
  • Has a deep knowledge and understanding of logistics and transportation with minimum 6 years of work experience.
  • Has a experience in and/or knowledge of ocean and/or air transport would be preferred asset.
  • Has a strong analytical skills and a commercial mindset.
  • 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 and in addition: German or Dutch language would be a plus.

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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