Category Manager Indirect Spend - Tessenderlo, Belgium





Your future job

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!

More specifically, you will

  • 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 building
    strategic relationships with key suppliers to strengthen the competitive advantage of

  • 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

  • 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.

Your profile

  • 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.

We 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.   

About us

Melexis engineers microelectronic solutions. These solutions facilitate the work of our customers. By easy integration. By taking innovation one step further. By providing a competitive advantage.
Our technology makes cars and other products smarter, safer and greener. Our sensors capture data from the analog world and comprehend these data digitally. Our drivers make sure customers can bring their products to life. As we always have a plan, we come with the right products at the right moment so our customers stay one step ahead of the competition.
That’s what we call inspired engineering.

Our people are and make the difference. Melexis creates a framework for colleagues to grow, thrive, and create impact for themselves, the customer and the company. Because we care, we empower and we excel. We believe in the power of diversity. Spread over 3 continents, 1900 colleagues from 50 nationalities shape the best imaginable future. Melexis never labels humans according to gender, age, nationality or religion. We simply welcome new colleagues based on fundamental criteria like competencies, performance record and potential. That’s how we inspire and get inspired by people.