Category Manager

Lamers High Tech Systems is a leading system integrator and installation company specializing in design & engineering, production, qualification and construction of liquid and gas supply systems, focusing on ultra-high purity applications. We serve the semiconductor, aerospace, chemistry & pharma, materials (solar, optics, LEDs, etc.).




  • Salaris In overleg
  • Opleiding HBO
  • Werkervaring 5+ jaar
  • Uren per week 40 uur
  • Locatie Nijmegen
  • Dienstverband Detachering via DPA – ZZP
  • Kenmerk: V17774

Job Description (in English)

As a Category Manager you will be responsible for:

  • The definition and execution of a relevant product commodity strategy;
  • The preselection of the right suppliers matching our business strategy and in a broader sense the semiconductor industry requirements (resulting in an approved supplier list for your commodity);
  • Supplier development programs geared towards our preselected strategic suppliers (assuring continuing competitive advantages for Lamers);
  • Strategic business reviews with Key-suppliers (technology roadmap, supply chain development, long term relationship;
  • Contract negotiation and formalisation of specific products within the Approved Supplier list;
  • Tender roadmap execution for non-strategic Suppliers (lowest cost approach);
  • Representation of Purchasing in complex internal projects;
  • As a senior you know your way around quickly and you familiarize yourself easily within any company.

Education and experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Supply Chain (or similar field)
  • Minimally 5-10 years’ work experience, ideally in strategic procurement in a technology industry.
  • Technical know-how. Expertise sourcing mechanical and/or electrical components.
  • Understands the principles of Category Management and has a good grasp of suppliermanagement.
  • Understanding of the internal and external customer needs.
  • Strong negotiation skills and results orientation.
  • Solid analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Good organization skills.
  • Proficient in Dutch and English

We offer

  • Salary based on a 38-hour working week, including 8% holiday allowance.
  • Travel allowance for commuting.
  • Flexible working hours including the option to work from home.
  • Good training opportunities.
  • Working within an innovative company with a pleasant, informal working atmosphere.
  • A contract for the duration of one year, with the intention of converting this into a contract for an indefinite period after one year.

The company

Lamers excels in the development of low volume, high mix, high complexity systems and aims for early involvement and customer intimacy. We provide plug & play solutions to accelerate time-to-market and support customers from the concept phase to high volume manufacturing of new ultra high purity equipment. After installation we provide service and support.

Over DPA (in Dutch)

DPA is dé specialist in detachering. Detachering is de ideale oplossing voor organisaties die snel professionals met specifieke kennis en competenties nodig hebben. Maar ook voor professionals die vakinhoudelijk willen groeien, werkt het als ontwikkel- en loopbaanversneller.