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Category Manager

As Procurement Category Manager for External Resources, Professional Services and Training you will be responsible for transforming the category in line with the global category strategy and in bringing a step change in savings/value (e.g. quality, service, total vendor value) improvements by working together with the local operations to deliver the projects and actions as agreed. The Category Manager supports the business to increase their revenue and GOP. You will work closely with Senior Management in the Benelux.

About us

Capgemini is a global leader in partnering with companies to transform and manage their business by harnessing the power of technology. The Group is guided everyday by its purpose of unleashing human energy through technology for an inclusive and sustainable future. It is a responsible and diverse organization of 270,000 team members in nearly 50 countries. With its strong 50 year heritage and deep industry expertise, Capgemini is trusted by its clients to address the entire breadth of their business needs, from strategy and design to operations, fueled by the fast evolving and innovative world of cloud, data, AI, connectivity, software, digital engineering and platforms. The Group reported in 2020 global revenues of €16 billion.

The focus of your role

We are currently recruiting a Procurement Category Manager with the focus on External Resources, Professional Services and Training. This is a key role within the Benelux team. You will manage an external resource recruit team of 4 FTE. You will be allocated in Utrecht and part of the Benelux Procurement team. The Utrecht team consist of 14 Procurement persons in total.

As Procurement Category Manager for External Resources, Professional Services and Training you will be responsible for transforming the category in line with the global category strategy and in bringing a step change in savings/value (e.g. quality, service, total vendor value) improvements by working together with the local operations to deliver the projects and actions as agreed. The Category Manager supports the business to increase their revenue and GOP. You will work closely with Senior Management in the Benelux.

Why this role?

What you’ll do

  • Take ownership on 60 million EURO annual spend of the categories External Resources (contingent workforce and deliverable based services/SOW) directly impacting our client projects as well as Professional Services (HR services, advisory, recruitment, audit, financial services) and Training within the BENELUX region
  • Establish and contribute to local & global sourcing strategies and take ownership on its implementation
  • Develop and carry out cost savings initiatives on bids/projects and support and lead global initiatives to improve our cost base and drive operational margin increase
  • Work in a global matrix environment, lead a small team(4fte) onshore and report to the regional category manager and the regional CPO Benelux.
  • Improve and develop category specific processes and tools aligned with our global approach
  • Ensure the business understand the value you and the procurement function bring by being a true specialist in your category.

Why you?

What you’ll bring

  • Several years' experience (5+) within a leading-edge company recognized for its purchasing excellence, especially in the category External Resources and Professional Services
  • Category specific experience, strategic sourcing but also tactical buying and proven ability to work in a logical and thorough way with ability to pay attention to details
  • Should be perceived as a hard and fair negotiator, who manages and develops suppliers to meet customer requirements
  • Very good communication and networking skills and able to work effectively as either an individual or as part of a team in a matrix environment
  • Must be flexible and have strong influencing skills in order to use both a facilitative and directive approach to "sell " method to internal clients and negotiate with suppliers
  • Able to travel
  • Native speaker Dutch and business fluent in English

What we’ll offer you

Professional development. Accelerated career progression. An environment that encourages entrepreneurial spirit. It’s all on offer at Capgemini. And although collaboration is at the core of the way we work, we also recognise individual needs with a flexible benefits package you can tailor to suit you.

Work Life Harmony
We understand that everyone has varied lives and we want you to have a great work-life balance. So, where possible, our Work Life Harmony policy will help you to work flexibly and juggle your work and home life.

Diversity
Capgemini positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are committed to hiring, developing and retaining the best people to deliver innovative, world-class solutions for our clients. We foster an inclusive culture that enables everyone to achieve their full potential and enjoy a fulfilling career with us. Our comprehensive flexible benefits package and lifestyle policies enable our employees to balance their individual, family and work-life needs.

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Application process

Apply
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Intake by phone
We will contact you by telephone to get acquainted and ask you a few questions
Online assessment
You make our online assessment and will receive the results from us within a few working days.
Interview with a recruiter and / or business
During this conversation we want to get to know you, but of course you also have the space to ask your questions and get to know us.
Interview with the business
The relevant department where you will work will also be happy to speak with you to determine if there is a match.
Offer
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