Category Manager EMEA

We are looking for motivated, unconventional thinkers and doers. People who like challenges and take action. Do you want to be part of our mission? Then apply for our position of Category Manager EMEA




  • Location Scherpenzeel
  • Time type Full time
  • Posted on 30-09-2022
  • Job requisition id R1410

Our mission @ Interface

We look at the world differently. You too? We believe it is possible to stop global warming. We strive every day for zero impact and develop products that are not only CO2-neutral, but even CO2-negative. We do this every day and worldwide.

The Category Manager plays an important role in providing world class procurement that delivers short and long-term competitive advantage in harmonization with the European Operations strategy.

The main responsibilities in this role are:

  • Ensure added value to the key area of raw materials as well as MRO items, services and operational indirect spend.
  • Source and develop new suppliers; nurture and effectively manage supplier relationships to encourage early supplier engagement in improvements and supply chain innovations.
  • Challenge the status quo and create alternative business solutions whilst embracing the principles of sustainability to contribute to our Climate Take Back mission and reach our Science Based Target set for 2030.
  • Collaborate proactively and closely with all internal Procurement stakeholders across Europe (Planning, Logistics & Distribution, R&D, New Product Development) to ensure that the company targets are met.
  • Maximise efficiencies in the inbound supply chain, minimise risk and vulnerability.
  • Optimise the financial results of the Procurement function to support bottom line growth whilst focusing on Total Cost of Ownership.
    Supplier Performance Management.
  • Research, develop, maintain and deliver data analysis of market influences in order to contribute to predicting upstream trends and anticipate and act on opportunities and threats implementing an appropriate risk strategy.
  • Administration of company’s computerised and other systems to ensure that we operate within relevant procedures and that data is accurate and available to serve the business.

For this interesting and varied role, we are looking for a candidate who meets the following job requirements:

  • Educated to degree standard or equivalent Bachelor+ / Master’s degree
  • Proven experience of Procurement at a medior level
  • Proven track record of adding value through the supply chain
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills
  • Strong Sourcing, Commercial and Contract Management skills
  • Fluency in English
  • Understanding of Supply Chain Management Procedures and Logistics Skills,
  • CIPS/NEVI Manager Level achieved – desirable
  • Manufacturing background preferable

Interface has a lot to offer.

You become part of our Climate Take Back™ mission and thereby contribute to combating global warming.

We like to invest in the world and therefore also in our people; in training, health and of course good working conditions. Including a bonus, and based upon a full time contract: 25 leave days, 13 Adv days. Also, we offer a good pension scheme.

About Us

Interface, Inc. is a global flooring company specializing in carbon neutral carpet tile and resilient flooring, including luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and nora® rubber flooring. We help our customers create high-performance interior spaces that support well-being, productivity, and creativity, as well as the sustainability of the planet. Our mission, Climate Take Back™, invites you to join us as we commit to operating in a way that is restorative to the planet and creates a climate fit for life.

At Interface, we live our dream jobs every day. We’re problem-solvers, dreamers, scientists, designers, and trailblazers. We might be spread all over the world, but we work as one with a shared vision and shared values that make us all proud to be part of a company that is doing well by doing good.