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Category Buyer for IT&Telco

Position and Department Overview
Group Procurement manages Capgemini external spend ( >3 000M€). Benelux Procurement has a spend of about 265M Euro of which 80M Euro IT & Telco. The Regional Category Buyer IT & Telco creates value through:
Development and implementation of; strategic sourcing, procurement and compliance programs for the respective commodity area
Defines and manages procurement initiatives in close collaboration with global procurement together with deal- and account teams.
Stakeholder management with all SBU’s and departments such as IT, Legal, Ethics and Compliance with which Procurement works in strong collaboration
Support and drives key opportunities for Capgemini and clients by delivery strategic procurement support for both external clients and client account teams where necessary
Engage with the global IT & Telco community in order to leverage the power of the Group
Position Tasks & Responsibilities
Manage procurement of goods and services in support of key stakeholders with focus on group policies and compliance
Manage and enable key-stakeholders with development and implementation of local/global sourcing strategies by; strategic sourcing, procurement and contract management with the aim of value creation throughout the supply chain.
Manage performance and quality of strategic vendors through supplier relationship management
Manage the relationships with both local and global key stakeholders through regular alignment calls/meetings
Develop, drive and reporting of procurement savings and benefits coherent with Group, finance and budget process to add value to company objectives.
Gather and generalize best practices. Participate in forums and other intelligence sharing means
Professional Experience and qualifications
Fluent English & Dutch
Engineering or Business school degree
Nevi 1 + 2
3-5 years Procurement experience, ideally within IT&Telco
Strong negotiation, influencing and communication skills
Strong knowledge of IT marketplace,
contracting (licensing) and agreements.
Adequate knowledge of procurement services, policies and processes
Excellent commercial acumen
MS Office pack (PowerPoint, word, Excel)
Personal qualifications
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Strong team player
Autonomous and structured
Able to work under time constraints and in a changing - and international environment
Ability to initiate and deploy projects / procurement initiatives across organizations & geographies

What we offer:
An exciting opportunity to develop your career in an innovative team that is embedded in a leading technology business; to be part of a company that is committed to promote diversity, environmental protection and fight the digital divide or, as we call it, digital inclusion.

Many professionals choose Capgemini because of our open and informal culture. We offer you all the possibilities of a large company, but the modesty and atmosphere you would expect from a small company. We are willing to help each other, work on the basis of trust and offer you the freedom to develop and take up new initiatives. You mainly carry out your activities at the head office in Utrecht, Leidsche Rijn. Flexible working is one of the possibilities. Your employment conditions will also be appealing:

A 1-year contract with the prospect of a permanent contract.
A salary fitting to this position in the market
26 vacation days and the possibility to purchase more
Excellent facilities for working flexibly, including a laptop and a phone subscription
A premium-free pension: you don’t have to make your own contribution in the basic scheme
A mobility package where you can spend your contribution entirely according to your own wishes
Extensive and proven training possibilities
Ability to work on international projects

Category Buyer for IT&Telco

Capgemini, Utrecht
Contract type: 
IT, Buyer, Category Manager
Degree level: