Global Procurement Category Leader

40 uur Apeldoorn €4595 - €6695 HBO / Bachelor

A new strategic global role to build up procurement from scratch for categories within a fast-growing multinational in transition to a digital and sustainable future.

Je nieuwe baan

Wat ga je allemaal doen?

Are you a strategic thinker, leader and negotiator with a chemical background and knowledge of raw materials in the plastic industry and looking for a global opportunity to contribute to building a sustainable future? Then this might be the opportunity you are looking for.

Our client is a global B2B market leader with 450+ employee-owners and it is a global supplier of plastic colorants and additives. Embarking on the next phase of growth, transformation and sustainable future, a strategic procurement department is key, therefore we are looking for a strategic Global Procurement Category Leader to build up procurement from scratch for categories.

The Global Procurement Category Leader will be instrumental in developing, implementing and maintaining a global category- and supply chain strategy for raw material categories and capital goods, to secure the supply, control the costs, and minimize risks.

In this role your key responsibilities are:


  • Manage a global spend of 20 - 30 million euros for raw material procurement.
  • Supervise and control raw material costs, identify risks, and reduce the Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) while minimizing working capital tied to stagnant inventory.
  • Foster positive, long-term relationships with global suppliers, negotiate favorable pricing, contracts, and terms.
  • Incorporate sustainability and Social Responsibility considerations into raw material selection.
  • Identify, evaluate, and manage relationships with global suppliers and vendors.


  • Actively participate as a member of the Application Review Team.


  • Establish and maintain quality control measures to meet specific standards and requirements for Holland Colours.


  • Build a forecast from own needs, secure materials, and inform suppliers of future requirements.


  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and cost optimization within the category.
  • Implement best practices to enhance efficiency.


  • Work closely with operational buyers, Head of divisions, and Technology to align sources and achieve strategic goals.


  • Provide regular updates, reports, and presentations to senior and local management on category(plan) status and other stakeholders.  

Over het bedrijf

Waar kom je te werken?
The founders of Holland Colours had a unique idea 40 years ago to create a successful company: in a world that was not yet clean, encapsulating dusty pigments could open up a market. This success was based on a number of principles. One of those founding principles was that all employees had to be shareholders in the company. To this day, all employees participate as shareholders in the company. This creates involvement, connection and responsibility. The connection with the company and mutual collegiality are characteristic.

Wat we jou bieden

  • Fast-growing multinational in transition to a digital and sustainable future
  • Full-time position with a competitive salary in the range of € 4.595,- - € 6.695,-
  • Diverse employment conditions package with holiday allowance, year-end allowance and profit-sharing with shares
  • Annual contract with a probationary period of 1 month, then an indefinite contract
  • Good induction process and plenty of room for personal development and growth opportunities.

A strategic global role to build up global procurement from scratch for categories. No day is the same! A high degree of autonomy in the performance of your work. Holland Colours is characterized by an informal, collegial office and passionate working atmosphere with attention to people. You live in Europe and you interact with America, Europe and Asia. 

Wat we van jou verwachten

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in business administration, supply chain management, chemistry or a related field.
  • +10 years in B2B procurement across various industries, commodities and categories. Plastic industry is a pre.
  • Experience in successfully developing and implementing global procurement strategies and experience in a strategic category buyer position.
  • Completed NEVI 1 or 2 training or other recognized purchasing training.
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills.
  • High ethical standards to ensure honesty, transparency and integrity.
  • Analytical thinking and proficiency in data analysis.
  • Knowledge of laws and regulations regarding purchasing activities.
  • Project Management proficiency to oversee procurement driven projects.
  • Fluency in English is a must.


  • Strategic Visioning for Excellence: Demonstrates the ability to set long-term goals, considering factors such as cost-effectiveness, risk mitigation, sustainability, compliance, and relevant legislation.
  • Innovative Problem Solving for Winning Solution: Drives and delivers creative solutions through effective problem-solving skills and initiative.
  • Cross-Cultural Agility: Displays cultural awareness and sensitivity, navigating cross-cultural negotiations adeptly.
  • Change Management: Proficient in guiding organizations through effective transitions.
  • Interpersonal Excellence for Team Collaboration: Exhibits excellent communication and interpersonal skills, fostering collaboration with various stakeholders.

Handig om te weten

step icon
Fygi is geen uitzendbureau

Onze zzp recruiters begeleiden jou naar een baan waarin je rechtstreeks bij het bedrijf aan de slag gaat.

step icon
Focus op jouw beste baan

Onze missie is 'Iedereen z'n beste baan'. We werken hard om niet alleen een nieuwe baan te vinden, maar de baan die écht bij je past.

step icon
Expertise in jouw vakgebied

Onze zzp recruiters zijn gespecialiseerd in verschillende sectoren en hebben een diepgaand begrip van wat er speelt in jouw vakgebied.

Schrijf je in via het formulier

Kan ik je ergens mee helpen?

Fleur van Maasdam