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Category Manager West Europe Facilities Management & Estates - Leipzig - Germany

Leipzig, SN, DE


CRH is looking for a well-rounded and experienced Category Manager West Europe Facilities Management & Estate. You have experience in non-production related supply and services, ideally negotiating complex contracts for estate, facility services and products. You are accountable for implementing all category related decisions products and services on a regional cluster level. You act as a lead buyer for your cluster organizations and ensure that local businesses requirements are considered in the category strategy. This is an interesting time to board CRH as you can be part of the development of the procurement function and category management on a strategic level. As such, we are looking for resilient, entrepreneurial procurement professionals who are able to create and drive excellence.



  • Coordinate all category management activities during bid and project execution phase;
  • Accountable for development, execution, and maintenance of the procurement strategy in alignment with country stakeholders as well as global procurement strategies;
  • Accountable for procurement KPI Performance Management and process adherence in the regional cluster, within own area of responsibility;
  • Ensure execution of Sourcing to Pay process (from screening to onboarding and lifecycle management of the supply base);
  • Maintain strategic relationships with key suppliers ;
  • Analyze supply market, anticipate changes and drive associated procurement activities;
  • Evaluate contracts and suppliers in order to facilitate final supplier base selection with relevant stakeholders;
  • Ensures products and services are purchased in the most cost- and time-efficient manner, identify and deploy purchasing best practices;
  • Coordinates category and supplier strategy implementation in the regional cluster.



  • Bachelor and / or Master’s degree combined with 5-8 years of procurement experience;
  • Experience in non-production related purchasing category management,
  • Experience in Facilities Management & Estates is a plus;
  • Fluent written and verbal English is a must, other languages are considered a plus;
  • Well-rounded and experienced Procurement professional with sound business acumen;
  • Data analytics and people driven
  • Cross functional eader and decision maker;
  • Ability to lead and drive the execution of the local category management agenda;
  • Experience in large scale project management – cross functional and cross regional
  • Dedicated and engaged partner who strongly engages with both the business and the regional procurement organization to enhance collaboration and obtaining the local procurement objective.


This role requires a frequent amount of travel. Only candidates that are a EU resident or that are already living and working in the EU are invited to apply. Please submit your resume and motivation letter in English. 



We offer an international workplace with a lot of opportunities, freedom and flexibility. As such, self – starters who enjoy working in a challenging environment and who can play a role in shaping our future are encouraged to join CRH. We take care of our employees and therefore offer a generous total rewards package.


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