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Category Manager Indirect Spend – Melexis (Open)

Sectors: Manufacturing & Assembly
Functions: Category Manager Indirect Spend
Locations: Tessenderlo

Role purpose

As a Category Manager Indirect Spend you will play a pivotal role in designing, aligning, reviewing,and managing the category strategy for Indirect spend in the company!

Key responsibilities

  • Develop, lead, and master the Procure-to-pay processes and set up sustainable sourcing strategies for relevant categories like IT, Logistics, Professional Services, Facilities, Utilities, and Consumables in line with the global procurement strategy
  • Be responsible for balancing the needs of the internal stakeholders and buildingstrategic relationships with key suppliers to strengthen the competitive advantage of Melexis
  • Create a long-term category roadmap, and develop, formulate, implement, and monitor the category strategy for the indirect spend categories
  • Design, execute, and implement strategic sourcing plans in close cooperation with your procurement colleagues and internal stakeholders
  • Assess the procure-to-pay process and drive continuous improvement for indirect sourcing processes, making sure the right buying channels are set up and maintained
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with suppliers, facilitating partnerships and driving performance improvements in cost, quality, and service through Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) initiatives
  • Act and be seen as an expert, a trusted business partner for strategic and tactical matters related to indirect spend categories. You will also team up with your indirect procurement colleagues, through on-the-job coaching, and continuous feedback to grow the overall indirect category strategy
  • As the Category Manager Indirect, you will spearhead Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) driven decisions, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of expenditure scope and end-to-end benefits. Your focus will be on promoting cost transparency through robust should-cost models, thereby maximizing value for the company. Additionally, you will be responsible for orchestrating, overseeing, and leading specific procurement projects aimed at fostering efficiency, prioritizing value-driven outcomes, and implementing cost-effective solutions


  • A Master’ s degree in Economics, Commercial Engineering or Engineering or a bachelor’s degree with experience
  • A relevant Procurement experience of 5-10 years in an international environment is a plus
  • You should have a procurement category approach and general procurement background, be empathic/enthusiastic, be a relationship builder with strong interpersonal and communication skills, and have negotiation and analytical skills
  • Proven procurement experience in IT, licensing & Logistics will be a differentiator
  • A continuous learner, energetic and assertive
  • You promote a positive attitude, even in adverse circumstances, and you can make sound and objective judgments
  • You are fluent in English

Our offer

  • An exciting job in a dynamic high-tech international environment
  • An enjoyable, team-oriented and professional atmosphere in a flat-structured organization with collaborative culture
  • The opportunity to take ownership of your professional passion and build an enjoyable career
  • Versatile development opportunities in leadership or expert track
  • Hybrid work model in action


Please send your application and/or CV to Annemie Schuermans: (+32 471 42 63 23)

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