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Group Category Manager Capex & MRO – BekaertDeslee (Closed)

Sectors: Textile
Functions: Group Category Manager Capex & MRO
Locations: Waregem


BekaertDeslee – Waregem –

Role purpose

The Group Category Manager Capex & MRO develops and deploys the Capex & MRO category strategy, focus on supporting and executing the category management & sourcing initiatives, in collaboration with the local Business Unit procurement network, accountable for the spend of the category defined within the every year (challenging spend Capex).

Reporting to CPO

Indirectly managing Operations staff:

  • Purchasing assistants
  • Sourcing managers
  • Local Buyers in the plants

Interaction with stakeholders:

  • Internal contacts: IDE, Plant managers, General managers, ex VP Procurement and Supply Chain, CPO, BU Procurement Manager, Local Buyers, Quality Managers, Sourcing Managers, other Category Managers, Legal, Finance, Purchasing assistants, Logistics, Supply Chain …
  • External contacts: (potential) suppliers – trade organizations – others if relevant

Key responsibilities

  • The Group Capex & MRO category manager has a global responsibility and covers all BD BU’s for what is managed by CPT
  • Defines & Implements procurement strategy for the Capex & MRO category in alignment with the business and submits for approval to CPO
  • Provides leadership to execute category strategy throughout the organization
  • Handles RFQ’s/RFI’s, negotiates and concludes contracts, frame-agreements, SLA’s for requested quantity of products within the required timeframe to guarantee the most competitive cost of ownership
  • In cooperation with the BU’s and IDE (if applicable) develops and executes a yearly savings plan
  • Builds a portfolio of validated exchangeable suppliers in cooperation with Sourcing
  • Validates suppliers and builds close and long- term relationships with suppliers in order to mutually reduce costs, build trust, increase service, process efficiency & speed
  • Efficiently implements the purchasing processes of the Capex & MRO category in close cooperation with the Procurement Excellence Manager
  • Manages and reports the supplier and category performance through ad hoc dashboard and KPI’s
  • Identifies potential strategic risks and works closely with stakeholders to eliminate & mitigate these risks
  • Gathers and maintains relevant Market Intelligence and trends
  • Continuously improves the procurement performance
  • Works and share information cross functionally and across BU’s to drive performance
  • Monitors the correct implementation of negotiated contracts
  • Works in close collaboration with BU Procurement Manager to insure correct implementation & compliance with the CPT Capex & MRO Category Strategy


  • Preferably master degree or equivalent through at least 5 years Procurement and at least 3 years experience in Capex & MRO in category management
  • Proven experience in strategic procurement & sourcing, good helicopter view, able the define, animate & deploy strategy on global/group scale
  • Knowledge of supply chain management and product life cycle
  • Strong influencing- and decision making skills with a focus on collaborative working in a matrix structure
  • Strong analytical mind with strategic ability
  • Strong negotiation skills, knowledge of strategic supplier management
  • High ethical standards and integrity, working in a transparent way
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Hands-on mentality & result driven
  • Curious & Embraces fact based decision making
  • Business sense & Customer oriented
  • Ability to deal with change & resistance
  • Excellent Excel skills & SAP knowledge is a plus
  • Languages: English
  • Willing to travel up to at least 30 %
  • Drivers license

Our offer

A challenging role at Group Level, with challenges in a unique environment in full motion, with growth opportunities and an attractive salary package.


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

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