Procurement category Manager Transportation & Logistic ERMEA

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Date: Sep 9, 2022

Location: Hlohovec, SK Zwevegem, BE

Company: Bekaert NV

Bekaert ( is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coating technologies. We pursue to be the preferred supplier for our steel wire products and solutions by continuously delivering superior value to our customers worldwide. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with more than 27 000 employees worldwide, headquarters in Belgium and € 4.4 billion in combined revenue in 2020.



Your role:


  • You will develop and maintain the category spend analysis, follow up savings and report value creation in accordance with procurement rules.
  • You will set and implement the regional sourcing strategies and actively contribute on global categories as a regional expert.
  • You will take ownership in sourcing strategies implementation and communicate with internal stakeholders on scope of contracting, supplier selection and strategic value.
  • You will manage an ERMEA supplier’s portfolio and follow up actively their performance.
  • You will negotiate and implement the type and duration of contracts to optimise the TCO for Bekaert across the supply chain in alignment with Bekaert’s sustainability goals.
  • You will provide market intelligence to internal stakeholders and become a valuable partner and internal point of reference.  
  • You will analyse historical and future business requirements, assess the market conditions within this category and region and identify multi-plant, regional and global opportunities using strategic levers.
  • You will participate in the definition and deployment of X+1 and X+5 targets for the category and allow a transparent follow up and communication of the performance


Your profile:


  • You have experience on similar position for 5 to 10 years
  • You have excellent knowledge of the Transportation & Logistics market in ERMEA
  • You are flexible to travel within ERMEA
  • You are used to work with autonomy and with a strong sense of accountability
  • You are a critical thinking and results oriented
  • You are a team player and have a strong mindset of organizational strategies  
  • You have strong business development skills, customer focus, value selling and negotiation experience
  • Excellent communication skills. You are fluent in English, Slovak and Cheech are a plus.
  • Good knowledge of SAP SD modules
  • Knowledge of MS Power BI is a plus



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