Category Manager

Blue World Technologies is in the process of building up a new functional area within Procurement and is looking for a new Category Manager to join the team. So, if you are interested in joining this newly established team and have the necessary technical knowledge within a certain category of components/materials combined with a desire to make important strategic commercial decisions, then you could be their new Category Manager!

Create the strategy for several categories of components

You will be a part of the Procurement team reporting to the Chief Procurement Officer. As Category Manager, you will be responsible for one or more categories of components (mechanical, electromechanical, chemicals, etc.) needed to produce the Blue World products. In a cross-functional team setup, you will create the strategy for one or more categories of components. This includes identification and qualification of relevant suppliers (audit, contract, price negotiations, etc.).

The primary criteria of success in the role are the ability to ensure a consistently high-performance level and generally maintain a proficient supplier base, delivering good quality components at the right price for the products.

Your main tasks will be to:

  • Identify and qualify suppliers.
  • Negotiate relevant terms and conditions.
  • Mitigate risks.
  • Optimize cost.
  • Create and implement a “best practice” supplier/sourcing strategy.

Technical and goal-driven profile

You have a degree in Engineering, Economics, or something comparable, supplemented with relevant experience from a similar position. You have technical knowledge within mechanics, electro-mechanics, electronics, or similar. Besides, you have experience with contract management.

As a person, you identify with the following:

  • You are a strong negotiator and relationship builder.
  • You are analytical, structured, self-driven, and energetic.
  • You are goal-driven with a strategic mindset.

As the corporate language at Blue World Technologies is English, you must master the English language both verbally and in writing.

A dynamic organization with a green vision

Blue World Technologies is on a mission to provide a green alternative to combustion engines to support the green transition worldwide. Working for Blue World Technologies, you will make a difference – for the company, your colleagues, and the world.

You become a part of a dynamic and flexible organization that does what it takes to create results. Blue World Technologies has a strong set of values that are centered around the team. It is an inclusive and flat organization where the work environment is informal and international.

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