Interim Category Manager Packaging

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Amsterdam region


For one of our clients Aeves is looking for an Interim Category Manager Packaging.

Our client is an international company located in the center of the Netherlands with several international locations worldwide. We are looking for an Interim Category Manager Packaging who will report to the Manager Procurement.

Tasks and responsibilities


  • Define and implement a regional purchasing strategy for your category

  • Enable Innovation: drive supplier for project and develop technological expertise to bring innovation inside the company

  • Improve divisions’ competitive position, both on supply market (purchasing attractiveness) and selling market (profitable growth, cost out, value in).

  • Increase the purchasing proficiency in the category


  • Category Strategy Development

  • Be the Account manager for Regional suppliers

  • Understand, challenge and anticipate the business’ needs

  • Understand and analyse the market trends

  • Propose, validate & implement 3-year Regional category strategy including assessment and development of supplier and negotiation of conditions

  • Business security

  • Guarantee 100% supply to zone factories

  • Identify, keep ready and activate back-up solutions for unexpected demand

o Budget and estimates, risks management

  • Lead budget and estimate process for concerned scope

  • Identify market risks and opportunities and their full impact (TCO, cash flow)

o Operational business follow up & Projects:

  • Identify, manage and coordinate negotiation and duplication projects with the countries

  • Ensure cost competitiveness at all times

  • Identify and lead or support until achievement bottom line (productivity, …) and top-line (innovation, sustainability) projects and ensure projects are prioritized and implemented in the countries

  • Identify, propose and lead specifications harmonization projects in each country

o Methods and tools

  • Develop category excellence : identify inside and outside best practices, assess interest, develop them in the company

  • Define and implement an internal communication strategy about category strategy and achievements

  • Continuously update category tools


  • A completed HBO education (preferably WO) is a must

  • Fluent in English (spoken and in writing) is a must, another language a plus

  • At least 5 years relevant global strategic sourcing experience within a large international company

  • Buying experience of packaging is a must

  • Willing to travel 25-35% of the time (mainly within Europe, also Asia and rest of the world)

  • Strong planning and organizational skills, excellent communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills, “getting things done” mentality, strong decision making skills, helicopter view, hands on, commercial, result orientated, team player, influence, flexible, organizing and prioritizing workloads, effective, problem solver, efficient, proactive, relationship builder


  • Location: Amsterdam region

  • Start: asap, at least 1st of September

  • Duration: At least 12 months (prolongation possible)

  • Hours: 36-40 hours per week

  • Contract: ZZP or contractbasis with Aeves

Please send your English resume + motivation before the 15th of August 18.00 hours.

Aeves zoekt de meest geschikte en beschikbare kandidaat voor deze functie. Er zijn verschillende mogelijkheden voor een dienstverband: (1) Je komt voor de duur van de opdracht in dienst bij Aeves. (2) Je bent zzp’er en beschikt over een geldige en relevante VAR. Aeves huurt je in voor de duur van het project. (3) Je bent in dienst bij een ander bureau. Aeves huurt je in voor de duur van het project.

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