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Category Manager Business Strategic Services

Your responsibilities & requirements

We’re looking for a Category Manager to join our Procurement Team in The Netherlands (Amsterdam and/or Eindhoven). This is leading global role focusing on the Business Strategic Services category.

Working for Signify means being creative and adaptive. Our culture of continuous learning and commitment to diversity and inclusion creates an environment that allows you to build your skills and career. Together, we’re transforming our industry.

As the world leader in lighting, we’re constantly ahead of the curve. Through our leadership in connected lighting and the Internet of Things, we’re breaking new grounds in data analytics, AI, and smart homes, offices, cities and more!

Signify is one of the few companies in the world to achieve carbon neutrality and our next sustainability goals are even bolder: doubling our positive impact on the environment and society by 2025.

As a Category Manager for Business Strategic Services, you’ll be responsible for developing the category strategy to deliver against procurement strategy and targets. In this role you’ll partner closely with key stakeholder teams (Leadership Team level) to ensure procurement strategy, targets and plans are aligned with business needs.

We’re on the lookout for forward-thinking innovators with a passion for sustainability. If you match this description, get in touch!

What you’ll do

  • Develop and deliver a robust sourcing pipeline, to achieve category targets at business, market, and function level (including risk management)

  • Ensure internal customer satisfaction targets (CSAT) are set, measured, and managed through formal stakeholder management framework and category governance.

  • Ensure policies and procedure recommendations and improvements are implemented to enable Procurement BPO partner

  • Establish and maintain an effective category governance with Procurement BPO partner to ensure delivery of strategy and plans.

  • Drive continuous improvement and innovation through category governance with Procurement BPO partner

  • Develop and maintain supplier relationship management strategy for category with Procurement BPO partner

  • Lead strategic supplier SRM execution supported by Procurement BPO partner and ensure Procurement BPO partner is executing SRM strategy across the whole supply base.

Your qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a relevant functional or technical field.

  • You have 5+ years of relevant working experience in the Business Strategic Services domain.

  • Experienced in partnering with 3rd party service providers.

  • Experience aligning stakeholders and delivering strategic change in a complex, matrix organization (i.e. cross-geography and cross-business/functions)

  • Ability to effectively communicate and influence senior leaders and their teams across the organization and on a global basis in a large fast growing and complex organization

  • Ability to think and act strategically, coupled with analytical curiosity and collaborative style

  • Providing thought leadership for the business

  • Proven program management skills with ability to manage multiple complex workstreams

  • Strong procurement processes and systems knowledge

What you’ll get in return…

We’re offering multiple opportunities for career development, like mentoring, coaching and stretch assignments, with strong international exposure for dynamic profiles. Learning is fundamental to our culture. Through continuous learning, we are transforming the industry. You have the chance to learn every day, acquire new skills and perspectives through customized online programs, and on-the-job experiences.

See #SignifyLife through the eyes of our employees!

Who we are

Signify is the world leader in lighting. We provide professional customers and consumers with quality, energy-efficient LED lighting. And our lights, when connected, bring data to devices, apps and people – redefining what light can do and how you use it. Today, our innovations, such as LiFi – internet connectivity through light – and UV-C, solar and horticultural lighting, contribute to a safer, smarter, more sustainable world.

We’re operating in 74 countries with 32,000 people worldwide.

fulltime, parttime


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