Category Manager IT

The position

In this role your focus will be on all IT related developments and projects within Van Oord.

As category manager IT you will work together with internal stakeholders in all staff departments (IT, HR, Finance, SMD, E&E etc.) and bring distinctive value in optimizing selecting and implementing new solutions. Your focus will be on all IT related developments and projects within Van Oord. 

In this position you  will be part of the central procurement organization and work in a team of  28 Category Managers responsible for 14 categories. In your role you will develop exposure, market intelligence, initiatives and innovations. You position yourself as a trusted advisor on the IT category. As a team we have the mentality to be pro-active and stay ahead of the game. Our aim is to be significantly more effective than traditional transactional based purchasing negotiations. This translates in more value for Van Oord and at the same time reduces the costs  and  risks in the supply chain, and give us  access to more innovation from suppliers. 

The main categories this position focuses on are:

  • The main categories this position focuses on are;
  • IT Hardware / Infrastructure/ IT services, selection, negotiation;
  • Vendor management strategic IT suppliers;
  • Stakeholder management on IT related topics;

Your responsibilities

You act as a "linking pin" between key stakeholders and supplier. In doing so, you manage and optimize the use of contracts. You also make recommendations to minimize risks. Further:

  • You identify, develop, align, implement and communicate a category plan for the IT category;
  • Supplier selection and contraction through a well organized RFP process;
  • Ensure that signed contracts are communicated to all relevant parties to provide contract visibility and awareness, interpretation to support implementation;
  • Serve as the point of escalation for internal customers on contractual matters;
  • Support the team by sharing knowledge in order to reach our department goals.

Job requirements

  • You have a BSc degree, preferably in business administration; 
  • 5 years relevant working experience in category management; 
  • A good knowledge of different types of contracts and experience in procurement of hardware, software & IT services;
  • A good knowledge of different types of contracts and experience in procurement of hardware, software & IT services;
  • Excellent communication skills and organizational sensitivity;
  • Good command of English and/or Dutch, speaking and writing;
  • Take the lead and feel comfortable in commercial negotiations.

We offer


We offer you a position in which you will make a significant contribution to our mission of 'building a better world for future generations'. In addition, we offer you:

  • A salary in line with your responsibilities and experience;
  • An attractive travel allowance (€0.31 per km)- and home working allowance (€2.15- per day);
  • Additional allowances for working on board/on project sites abroad;
  • 32 holidays (of which a maximum of 7 are collective);
  • Variable bonus, depending on company results, among other things;
  • An attractive pension scheme;
  • Possibility of collective health insurance (Van Oord pays for your supplementary package);
  • Flexible home working arrangement; on a full-time basis, you can work from home for 2 days.
  • Extensive development opportunities, including a very comprehensive online academy via Goodhabitz;
  • Communities to join, such as: Young Van Oord, Van Oord Women and the Van Oord staff association;
  • Various events and sports activities, including winter sports, sailing weekend, cycling and motorcycling.


Are you interested? Apply via the application form below. Do you have any questions? Please contact Xander de Cock.
Do you like to know more about and want to stay informed of other vacancies within Van Oord? Climb aboard and follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Vimeo and Facebook!  
Acquisition for this vacancy is not appreciated. 
#LI-XD1

The position

In this role your focus will be on all IT related developments and projects within Van Oord.

As category manager IT you will work together with internal stakeholders in all staff departments (IT, HR, Finance, SMD, E&E etc.) and bring distinctive value in optimizing selecting and implementing new solutions. Your focus will be on all IT related developments and projects within Van Oord. 

In this position you  will be part of the central procurement organization and work in a team of  28 Category Managers responsible for 14 categories. In your role you will develop exposure, market intelligence, initiatives and innovations. You position yourself as a trusted advisor on the IT category. As a team we have the mentality to be pro-active and stay ahead of the game. Our aim is to be significantly more effective than traditional transactional based purchasing negotiations. This translates in more value for Van Oord and at the same time reduces the costs  and  risks in the supply chain, and give us  access to more innovation from suppliers. 

The main categories this position focuses on are:

  • The main categories this position focuses on are;
  • IT Hardware / Infrastructure/ IT services, selection, negotiation;
  • Vendor management strategic IT suppliers;
  • Stakeholder management on IT related topics;

Your responsibilities

You act as a "linking pin" between key stakeholders and supplier. In doing so, you manage and optimize the use of contracts. You also make recommendations to minimize risks. Further:

  • You identify, develop, align, implement and communicate a category plan for the IT category;
  • Supplier selection and contraction through a well organized RFP process;
  • Ensure that signed contracts are communicated to all relevant parties to provide contract visibility and awareness, interpretation to support implementation;
  • Serve as the point of escalation for internal customers on contractual matters;
  • Support the team by sharing knowledge in order to reach our department goals.

Job requirements

  • You have a BSc degree, preferably in business administration; 
  • 5 years relevant working experience in category management; 
  • A good knowledge of different types of contracts and experience in procurement of hardware, software & IT services;
  • A good knowledge of different types of contracts and experience in procurement of hardware, software & IT services;
  • Excellent communication skills and organizational sensitivity;
  • Good command of English and/or Dutch, speaking and writing;
  • Take the lead and feel comfortable in commercial negotiations.

We offer


We offer you a position in which you will make a significant contribution to our mission of 'building a better world for future generations'. In addition, we offer you:

  • A salary in line with your responsibilities and experience;
  • An attractive travel allowance (€0.31 per km)- and home working allowance (€2.15- per day);
  • Additional allowances for working on board/on project sites abroad;
  • 32 holidays (of which a maximum of 7 are collective);
  • Variable bonus, depending on company results, among other things;
  • An attractive pension scheme;
  • Possibility of collective health insurance (Van Oord pays for your supplementary package);
  • Flexible home working arrangement; on a full-time basis, you can work from home for 2 days.
  • Extensive development opportunities, including a very comprehensive online academy via Goodhabitz;
  • Communities to join, such as: Young Van Oord, Van Oord Women and the Van Oord staff association;
  • Various events and sports activities, including winter sports, sailing weekend, cycling and motorcycling.


Are you interested? Apply via the application form below. Do you have any questions? Please contact Xander de Cock.
Do you like to know more about and want to stay informed of other vacancies within Van Oord? Climb aboard and follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Vimeo and Facebook!  
Acquisition for this vacancy is not appreciated. 
#LI-XD1

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Xander de Cock

Recruitment Business Partner
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