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Category Manager

Job Description

Our European Procurement team is growing and we are hiring a MHE Category Manager with Pan-European responsibilities to join the team in our European Headquarters in lovely Luxembourg.
Have you ever wondered how Amazon is managing its indirect procurement across all our Fulfilment Operations in Europe? Do you want to join a company with an amazing growth to make history and leave your own footprint?


As a MHE Category Manager, you will create and own the strategic relationship with suppliers and senior internal stakeholders while building collaboration within and across organizational boundaries. You will develop key sourcing activities, ensuring equipment and service availability to meet business goals while minimizing risk. You will be the trusted advisor in strategic sourcing and procurement initiatives. You will work side-by-side with your stakeholders to deliver the best end customer experience.


· Develop and deliver long term sourcing strategies, lead key initiatives with cross-functional teams; drive the decision making process of the category roadmap with regional senior leadership;
· Drive commercial relationships with suppliers, with a principal objective of achieving optimal cost and performance;
· Lead supplier performance management including improving sustainability & social responsibility;
· Coordinate and collaborate with local teams to deploy and manage the implementation of your defined strategies.


· Autonomy to innovate and deliver new approaches that impact the bottom and the top line;
· Grow in a fast-pace environment where every day is day one;
· Being surrounded by inspiring and diverse individuals;
· Learn from people with a wide variety of professional backgrounds;
· Ability to develop new skills and opportunities through lateral, geographical or functional moves.

Specialist Experience

Basic qualifications:
· Experience leading end-to-end source to pay processes, including spend analysis, benchmarking, clean-sheet costing, negotiations, supplier performance management, scorecards, contracting, requisitions, purchase orders, and savings tracking
· Project management skills; ability to drive project implementation involving diverse stakeholders
· Presentation and training skills
· Experience in an international company with a matrix organization
· Process improvement experience; proven track record of delivering process improvements and standardization
· Broad and general understanding of all aspects of strategic sourcing.



· Bachelor's, Master's or MBA degree
· You have experience in strategic sourcing
· You earn the trust and respect of the team and build positive working relationships by consistently making good decisions, keeping commitments, treating others and their ideas with respect
· You focus on the results that benefit the customer, whether directly or indirectly.
· You like taking a good idea and making the goal even bigger.
· You speak up when you see problems that sit outside of your area – and you don’t let go of problems until they are resolved.
· You continually self-critique your work to make sure the quality is the best it can be.
· You stand up for your ideas while you listen intently to opposing views.
· You have a firm grasp of the details of your work in order to deeply discuss them.


Please note that all information in this job description is accurate at the time of posting. Please be aware that companies may change details and/or closing dates without notice.

Job Summary

  • Luxembourg
  • Retail/Wholesale
Job Type
  • Full-time
  • Negotiable
28 August 2019
Applications Deadline
25 October 2019

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