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Category Manager

Vacancy: Category Manager who is ‘equipped for impact’

Do you want to be part of a globally operating team of innovators? Do you also think bigger than big? And, do you have what it takes to make an impact? Then we might be looking for you. Find out more about our vacancy for Category Manager.

About our organisation

We are Huisman. We develop step changing technical solutions and translate these into the design and construction of the largest onshore and offshore installations. For decades, we have been working all over the world for offshore wind, geothermal, oil & gas, leisure and civil industries.

With our passionate workforce and worldwide production, service & sales facilities we are equipped for impact in these times of energy transition.

“Our impact? Always coming up with innovative solutions.”

Arnold van der Linde, Tender & Concepts Engineer

About the position of Category Manager

What to expect of the Category Manager position within Huisman?

Together with the Group Discipline Manager Supply Chain you contribute to the Supply Chain strategy for the flawless delivery of components and services by developing existing and new suppliers, evaluating their performance, analysing markets in which Huisman and our suppliers operate and setting up frame agreements. Furthermore, you work on incorporating Category Management into the company processes.

Personal development and education opportunities are part of the deal. We would also like to point out the other advantages of working at Huisman, such as the opportunity to contribute to groundbreaking innovations, an excellent employment conditions package and regular drinks in our own bar.

What do we expect of you?

As Category Manager, you operate in a team Category Managers and closely cooperate with Category Buyers, Engineers and other stakeholders at Huisman. This means you are responsible for:

  • analyzing of Business demand and Supply markets;
  • developing sourcing strategies and sourcing of new suppliers;
  • cooperation with other disciplines at Huisman for component strategies;
  • tender and Supplier selection, supplier evaluation;
  • contracting and contract implementation;
  • negotiating contracts over multiple projects or new products;
  • guide Category Buyers in working according frame agreements.

Wondering if you are equipped for impact? 

You are:

  • a team player, enjoys working in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams with the ability to work independently;
  • flexible and Creative;
  • client oriented and focused;
  • proactive and Persuasive;
  • practical, accurate and punctual.

You have:

  • Higher vocational education working and thinking level;
  • Experience in the manufacturing industry is a plus;
  • NEVI 1 and NEVI 2 (is a plus) or willing to obtain them;
  • the ability to adapt quickly to new requirements, know how to prioritize and stay effective;
  • experience in coaching and guiding teams.

Some practical things we need you to have:

  • An EU passport/valid work permit for The Netherlands;
  • A good command of the English language verbally and in writing.

More about Huisman

We design and produce in-house and deliver our turn-key products to clients worldwide. Our clients choose us for our entrepreneurial spirit, skills, reliability, and innovative solutions. Examples? Consider the Fibre Rope System we developed for the subsea development of crane applications. So, if you join Huisman make sure you are equipped for impact. In other words, surprise us, our clients and… yourself!

What do we have to offer?

  • An excellent benefits package tailored to your experience and education level;
  • An international work environment;
  • Various growth and development opportunities;
  • Open, informal, no-nonsense culture with short communication lines.

Does this sound like you?

Apply online for the position of Category Manager by using the apply button at the bottom of this page. We are curious to see what kind of impact you will make.

Still need a bit more info or looking for something that suits you better?

Please contact us via our contact form for more information or sign up for our job alert to receive details of new opportunities in your inbox. 

Disclaimer for recruitment and selection agencies:

We don’t accept any unsolicited applications or CVs from recruitment and selection agencies. Proposing candidates without invitation is not appreciated and will not be considered by Huisman. Applications received are property of Huisman. We don’t appreciate acquisition and this also applies to Huisman colleagues or associated Huisman companies. 

  • Full-time
  • Professional
  • Schiedam, The Netherlands
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Michella Oudshoorn
“Connecting people and working together towards the next step drives me. Let’s connect and discover how Huisman can be the next step in your career.”

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