Group Category Manager Capex & MRO, Purchasing
Location: Belgium, Waregem

BekaertDeslee is the world’s leading specialist in the development and manufacturing of woven and knitted mattress textiles and covers. We employ more than 3900 people and realize a turnover of +350 million EUR. Our 8 business units are spread over 23 locations worldwide on 5 continents. The BekaertDeslee headquarters are located in Waregem, Belgium and we are a portfolio company of the leading German family equity holding Haniel. Our purpose is to improve the lives of many, for generations, enabling the planet to sleep better.

 

Job content

  • The Group Capex & MRO category manager has a global responsibility and covers all BD BU’s for what is managed by CPT.
  • Defines & Implements procurement strategy for the Capex & MRO category in alignment with the business and submits for approval to CPO.
  • Provides leadership to execute category strategy throughout the organization
  • Handles RFQ’s/RFI’s, negotiates and concludes contracts, frame-agreements, SLA’s for requested quantity of products within the required timeframe to guarantee the most competitive cost of ownership
  • In cooperation with the BU’s and IDE (if applicable) develops and executes a yearly savings plan. 
  • Builds a portfolio of validated exchangeable suppliers in cooperation with Sourcing
  • Validates suppliers and builds close and long- term relationships with suppliers in order to mutually reduce costs, build trust, increase service, process efficiency & speed
  • Efficiently implements the purchasing processes of the Capex & MRO category in close cooperation with the Procurement Excellence Manager
  • Manages and reports the supplier and category performance through ad hoc dashboard and KPI’s
  • Identifies potential strategic risks and works closely with stakeholders to eliminate & mitigate these risks
  • Gathers and maintains relevant Market Intelligence and trends
  • Defines & Implements procurement strategy for the Capex & MRO category in alignment with the business & submits for approval to CPO
  • Provides leadership to execute category strategy throughout the organization
  • Handles RFQ’s/RFI’s, negotiates and concludes contracts, frame-agreements, SLA’s for requested quantity of products within the required timeframe to guarantee the most competitive cost of ownership
  • In cooperation with the BU’s and IDE (if applicable) develops and executes a yearly savings plan. 
  • Builds a portfolio of validated exchangeable suppliers in cooperation with Sourcing
  • Validates suppliers and builds close and long- term relationships with suppliers in order to mutually reduce costs, build trust, increase service, process efficiency & speed
  • Efficiently implements the purchasing processes of the Capex & MRO category in close cooperation with the Procurement Excellence Manager
  • Manages and reports the supplier and category performance through ad hoc dashboard & KPI’s
  • Identifies potential strategic risks and works closely with stakeholders to eliminate and mitigate these risks
  • Gathers and maintains relevant Market Intelligence & trends
  • Continuously improves the procurement performance
  • Works and share information cross functionally and across BU’s to drive performance
  • Monitors the correct implementation of negotiated contracts
  • Works in close collaboration with BU Procurement Manager to insure correct implementation & compliance with the CPT Capex & MRO Category Strategy

Profile

  • Preferably master degree or equivalent through at least 5 years Procurement and at least 3 years experience  in Capex & MRO in category management
  • Proven experience in strategic procurement & sourcing, good helicopter view, able the define, animate & deploy strategy on global/group scale
  • Knowledge of supply chain management and product life cycle
  • Strong influencing- and decision making skills with a focus on collaborative working in a matrix structure
  • Strong analytical mind with strategic ability
  • Strong negotiation skills, knowledge of strategic supplier management
  • High ethical standards and integrity, working in a transparent way
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Hands-on mentality & result driven
  • Curious & Embraces fact based decision making
  • Business sense & Customer oriented
  • Ability to deal with change & resistance
  • Excellent Excel skills & SAP knowledge is a plus 
  • Languages :  English
  • Willing to travel up to at least 30 %
  • Drivers license

Our offer

A challenging role at Group Level, with challenges in a unique environment in full motion, with growth opportunities and an attractive salary package.

Interested?

Please apply, we are looking forward to hear from you!

Kaylie Vanneste, HR Advisor

kaylie.vanneste@bekaertdeslee.com |  +32 492 111 553

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BekaertDeslee HQ
Deerlijkseweg 22
8790  Waregem
Belgium

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info@bekaertdeslee.com