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Category Manager (Electric)

Location: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, NL



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Job Reference: 911975

We are currently looking for a new colleague to join the position of Category Manager at Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe headquarter in Amsterdam.

Department: Procurement
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Level: Senior

Experience: 3-5 years in a technical environment
Working hours: Full-time

What you will be doing
  • Category management of Steel related parts, Hydraulic Components, Electric Components and/or other automotive parts.
  • Developing Procurement strategy/plans and managing them in order to improve and meet company requirements to Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and Environment (SQDCE)
  • Strategy and plan making for each product/services and supplier group within the assigned category
  • Market mapping to find the best trends and practices
  • Managing and developing relationships with all category suppliers, vendors, or sub-contractors to ensure that the organization receives satisfactory level of service based on SQDCE and personal targets & objectives
  • Making category budget as input to the overall Procurement budget
  • Selection, negotiating, managing and ending contracts with suppliers
  • Managing escalated supplier regarding supply issues
  • Intermediary between internal and external organization

What you will need to succeed
  • BSc, BEng or MSc degree, technical or business-oriented
  • Native/fluent English
  • Good time management, ability to multitask, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Being a strong negotiator, who manages and develops suppliers to meet set requirements
  • Being driven by results and performance
  • Strong communication, stakeholder management, analytical and negotiating skills
  • Entrepreneurship and commercial skills

Your new company
Hitachi Construction Machinery is a world leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment with a strong focus on a consistent development to provide customers with the technology, products and services that generate new value. Its employees represent a group of trusted experts while keeping continued focus on innovation and growth. Are you an independent achiever focused on the performance that is looking to join a multi-cultural, collaborative and an innovative working environment? If so, then we are looking for you!

What you need to know
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