Procurement or Category Manager

Vor Ort
24 months
Project People Ltd.
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Procurement Manager

Job location: Dusseldorf

Main Responsibilities:

  • As regional procurement category manager, be responsible for overall purchasing strategy for/FTTX/OSP (outside plant) services and related materials, to achieve the target of reducing TCO, enhancing efficiency and transaction safety.
  • Analysis internal requirement and the supplier markets to define the overall purchasing strategy for FTTX/OSP(outside plant) services, including planning, permitting, civil works, cabling, equipment installation and maintenance
  • Closely cooperate with Service Sales and Technical departments to define the integrated Service Delivery & outsourcing strategy for FTTX/OSP(outside plant) projects
  • Monitor the fulfilment status of responsible category of each country in the region. Give guidance and support, influence country delivery and procurement organisation in Region to follow the regional strategy.
  • Sourcing for new suppliers: maintain prefer supplier pool, manage the supply resource structure for responsible category. Maintain and extend cooperation with strategy suppliers.
  • Analysis spending, internal requirement character, make requirement management baseline. Where possible push to combine requirement of different projects or countries to leverage on synergies from central purchasing.
  • Collect and combine regional requirements, organise and handle the bidding for responsible category.
  • Support and handle strategic, high amount purchasing project in countries for responsible category.
  • Purchasing process control and optimisation. Monitor the status of fulfilment in responsible category, insure current process is followed. And make optimisation suggestion for current process, if necessary.
  • Communicate with HQ colleagues for the category strategy, consider how to fulfil in local market.


  • Bachelor's degree or above in Commercial/Finance/Supply Chain/Engineering/or related
  • Previous work experience at Procurement, Project or Supplier Management for FTTX/OSP(outside plant) projects
  • Have purchasing and/or commercial/or technical experience in the field of FTTX/OSP(outside plant)
  • Familiar with FTTX/OSP(outside plant) market in one or several Western European countries
  • Able to work independently in a fast-paced changing environment
  • Excellent communication skills and social ability
  • Fluent spoken and written in English
  • Willing to travel within Europe

Project People Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.