Cluster Indirect Procurement Manager

The Cluster Indirect Procurement Manager is responsible for leading the development and implementation of progressive, fit for purpose and future proof sourcing strategies that deliver cost efficiencies, supply assurance and quality enabling spend owners, business units and functional partners to maximize the value they receive from vendors.



Indirect spend, MarCom

Cluster Indirect Procurement Manager, NL/BE
Utrecht, Netherlands and Brussel, Belgium

  • Job Identification 4789
  • Job Category Indirect Procurement
  • Posting Date 11/17/2022
  • Job Schedule Full time

Here at Amplifon / Beter Horen, Procurement is embarking in an exciting journey to revolutionize the way external spend and cost are managed. You will functionally report to the Global Head of Indirect Procurement based in the HQs in Milan and to the General Manager of the Dutch operating company.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Key point of contact for Global Procurement (Group) in Netherlands and Belgium; works closely with the Global Procurement Category Manager
  • Single point of contact for all local vendors regarding negotiating local and regional contracts
  • Coordination and support of regional deployment and execution of Global contacts
  • Development of regional categories, including identification and negotiation of all non-global contract related pricing opportunities
  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies that provide a competitive market advantage.
  • Develop and foster strategic supplier relationships that deliver cost reduction, supply assurance, quality improvement and innovation.
  • Establish and maintain effective partnerships with key stakeholders to be considered a trusted strategic advisor by identifying, understanding, and fulfilling business needs.
  • Negotiate supplier agreements that align with the interests of the Company and comply with policies

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or equivalent.
  • A number of years of experience in Indirect Procurement management. We would also accept strong Procurement Specialist candidate with a good understanding of Category Management concept.
  • Experience managing Marketing spend is a plus (Media offline, Digital Media, Marketing print, Creative agencies)
  • English and Dutch ( fluent both written and spoken)
  • Experience in negotiating and finalizing business terms and conditions for supplier contracts
  • Project and Program Management
  • Experience in a global or highly matrixed organization is a strong plus
  • Direct hands-on experience in an ERP systems environment preferred
  • Location: Utrecht, hybrid structure with 40% home office

About the company:

Amplifon is the global leader in the hearing care retail industry. Since 1950 we’ve been changing the lives of millions of customers all around the world. And though we are a global company that is constantly growing, we have a start-up approach and strive for innovation every day. We take pride in setting the standard for our industry and constantly challenge and improve the customer and employee experience.

We transform the way hearing healthcare is perceived and experienced worldwide, making it a natural choice for people to seek the superior care and expertise of our hearing care professionals. We strive to understand the unique needs of every customer, delivering the very best solutions and an outstanding experience. We attract, develop and empower the most talented people, who share our ambition to change the lives of millions of people across the world. Over the last 5 years the company doubled its revenues driven by both organic and inorganic growth.

In The Netherlands, Amplifon goes to market under the consumer brand “Beter Horen” which became part of the Amplifon Group in 2001 as a fully owned Amplifon subsidiary. Other labels that belong to Amplifon in The Netherlands are “Emid”, which specializes in the sell and service of audiological equipment to the medical sector and hearing care retailers and “Comfoor”, which produces earmolds and hearing protection and in which Amplifon NL has a 50% share. With these brands, Amplifon offers solutions in all aspects of hearing care and hearing protection in The Netherlands.