Exciting Opportunity: Category Manager - CAPEX (Greenfield Initiative)
Are you a visionary procurement professional with a passion for building something from the ground up? Do you thrive in dynamic environments where you can shape strategies and processes from scratch?
About Us: My Client is an esteemed industrial company dedicated to innovation, quality, and sustainability. As we embark on a new chapter of growth and expansion, we are seeking a dynamic and entrepreneurial-minded individual to establish and lead our CAPEX procurement function in Brussels.
Position Overview: We are looking for a proactive and experienced Category Manager to spearhead our CAPEX procurement initiatives from a greenfield perspective. In this role, you will have the unique opportunity to build a procurement team, develop sourcing strategies, and establish processes to support our capital expenditure projects.
- Establish the CAPEX procurement function from scratch, including defining the scope, objectives, and organizational structure of the team.
- Develop and implement sourcing strategies for capital expenditure projects, ensuring alignment with business objectives and regulatory requirements.
- Identify and qualify suppliers, negotiate contracts, and manage supplier relationships to secure favorable terms and conditions.
- Collaborate closely with cross-functional stakeholders, including Engineering, Finance, and Operations, to understand project requirements and ensure timely delivery of materials and services.
- Implement procurement best practices and tools to streamline processes, enhance efficiency, and mitigate risks.
- Monitor market trends and industry developments to identify opportunities for cost savings, innovation, and continuous improvement.
- Provide leadership and guidance to the procurement team, fostering a culture of collaboration, accountability, and excellence.
- Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Engineering, or a related field; advanced degree preferred.
- Proven experience in procurement and strategic sourcing, with a focus on CAPEX projects, within the industrial sector.
- Strong leadership skills and a track record of successfully building and leading high-performing teams.
- Excellent negotiation skills and the ability to drive value through supplier relationships and contract management.
- Strategic mindset with the ability to develop and execute long-term procurement strategies aligned with business objectives.
- Entrepreneurial spirit and the willingness to take initiative and drive change in a greenfield environment.