Stroom is looking for a Category lead, The Netherlands

Contract type

Permanent

Area

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

About company

International company, market leader in the industry, looking to set up a new centralized sourcing team in The Hague

Job Description

The Category Lead will lead the development and execution of innovative category management strategies that deliver sustainable enterprise value including achievement of cost reduction targets.  The Category Lead will work with the Category Analysts to develop category strategies, and will work closely with key suppliers to drive successful category management, optimize procurement planning, and recommend strategic priorities. This role will contribute to the development of Category Analysts with ongoing coaching and assignment of on-the-job experience.  The Category Lead will lead the development, implementation, measurement (KPI) and continuous improvement of technical and commercial initiatives for supply chain strategy and processes. Collaborate with various internal and external stakeholders to ensure consistent application and integration of supply processes across the organization.

Requirements

  • Leads the development, implementation and execution of the sourcing and purchasing strategy for chemicals, freight / logistics, steel, mining (tires and mobile fleets), and / or inventory, (including primary and secondary categories) globally for projects, operations, and maintenance
  • Coordinates with the technical services, project and business services and suppliers in each operating region / country / site to evaluate opportunities
  • Establishes and maintains and reconciles relationships with internal and external customers as subject matter expert related to area(s) of responsibility
  • Manages technical documents, business case documents, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) models, Net Present Value (NPV) models, should cost models,  and price discipline models 
  • Manages relevant commodity, service and product information necessary to recommend global, regional and local supply chain solutions
  • Excellent collaboration skills required to solicit inputs from a global team and have ability to work within this team for successful implementation 
  • Responsible for the identification of cost savings and process / service improvement opportunities
  • Develops, analyzes, and publishes statistical data for management reports
  • Develops new contracts, reviews and provides recommendations/modifications for existing and developing contracts according to corporate guidelines
  • Leads awareness of market trends, conditions and changing technologies
  • Establishes category priorities based on benefits and opportunities
  • Maintains a computerized contracts system to track agreements and generate reports
  • Develops and tracks category performance metrics, purchasing customer satisfaction metrics
  • Ensures managed categories are in compliance with all Kinross policies and procedures (including SCM and Environment, Health and Safety)
  • Oversees the supply chain category council for specified functional areas
  • Ensures integration of SCM functional category into project process

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