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category manager

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Match criteria
  • Lamers HTS
  • Nijmegen
  • Gelderland
  • ,
  • Limburg
  • ,
  • Noor-Brabant
job type
  • Procurement
  • ,
  • Purchasing
type of employment
  • Permanent
hours per week
  • 40 Uren

your future employer

Lamers High Tech Systems is a leading system integrator and installation company specializing in design & engineering, production, qualification and construction of liquid and gas supply systems, focusing on ultra-high purity applications. We serve the semiconductor, aerospace, chemistry & pharma, materials (solar, optics, LEDs, etc.), food and oil & gas markets, and have become the preferred supplier of high-tech OEMs. Founded in 1909 and part of Aalberts since 2011, we are based in Nijmegen (the Netherlands).

Lamers excels in the development of low volume, high mix, high complexity systems and aims for early involvement and customer intimacy. We provide plug & play solutions to accelerate time-to-market and support customers from the concept phase to high volume manufacturing of new ultra-high purity equipment. After installation we provide service and support.

your future role

As a Category Manager you manage commercial relationships with suppliers and act as an escalation level towards a supplier when necessary. You develop the overall strategy for a product category. You take responsibility for the Total Cost of Ownership for the respective category and you ensure a competitive and flexible supply base in line with the total Supply Chain and Business strategy.

You ensure that supplies are pre-selected and available for NPI projects and strategic initiatives (pre-industrialization). You manage commercial relationships with suppliers and act as an escalation level towards a supplier when necessary.

As a Category Manager you are responsible for:

  • The definition and implementation of a relevant product commodity strategy,
  • The pre-selection of the right suppliers that fit our business strategy,
  • Supplier development programs, targeting our pre-selected strategic suppliers,
  • Strategic business reviews with key suppliers (technology roadmap, supply chain development, long term relationship, etc)
  • Contract negotiations and formalization of specific products,
  • Tender roadmap execution for non-strategic suppliers,
  • Representation of Purchasing in complex internal projects

your profile

  • A degree in Engineering, Business Administration or Supply Chain Management,
  • About 5-10 years of work experience, ideally in strategic purchasing,
  • Expertise in sourcing mechanical and/or electrical components,
  • You understand the principles of Category Management and you have experience with supplier management,
  • Understanding of the customer's internal and external needs,
  • Engaged in strong negotiation skills and result orientation,
  • Solid analytical skills and strong organizational skills,
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills,
  • Command of the Dutch and English language.

what we offer

In addition to a pleasant pragmatic but driven company culture, we offer:

  • Market based salary,
  • Space for personal development and entrepreneurship,
  • 25 vacation days plus 13 ADV days of which some are fixed,

Send us your application today. For questions, please feel free to contact Maik Litjens at 06 50 48 24 13.

*Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated as we are filling this vacancy through our own recruitment. Profiles and resumes sent unsolicited by agencies will be treated as direct applications from the candidate.

Aalberts NV and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, age, disability or veteran status, or other protected status.



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