Category Manager IT: International deals and best practices

Category Manager IT: International deals and best practices

Employment info

(38 Hours per week)

What will you be doing on a daily basis?

As a Category Manager for the IT landscape, you are responsible to complement the roles of user and IT specialists and take on the procurement responsibility for acquiring software and hardware services. In cooperation with IT you will take care of your part in the sourcing process for defined projects that leads to competitive agreements, implementation and measuring supplier performance.

We are looking for the following core skills:

  • Commercial and negotiation skills
  • Analytical and communication skills
  • People and project skills
  • Minimum 5 year Category management background
  • Minimum 5 year IT domain expertise
What makes you a Category Manager for IT ?
  • Broad view: Strategic analysis and reporting
  • Relationship builder: Make it happen and make it successful
  • Negotiation: You represent Action, face and voice in all IT deals
  • Cost structure focused: Negotiate the price knowing the cost
  • Logical/Analytical: Critic eye, market knowledge, network, proposals
  • Economic Engine: Think economic return
  • Integrity: We trust you and we expect loyalty and professionality at all times
  • Legal understanding: Just make it legally clear for everybody
  • Passionate/Drive: You are a pioneer and a team player
  • Supplier relationship: Ambassador, we all win.


And further:

  • BSc or MSc in Business, IT or Economics
  • Around 10 years work experience of which 5 years in a similar role within a big international company.
  • Fluent in English and Dutch. Other European languages  will be a plus
This is what we offer you as a Category Manager for IT:

Action is the place to be! We are growing with more than 20% rate per year. Our expansion is amazing and we are opening stores every day in different countries. We are one of the fastest growing  retail companies of the moment, and we are ambitious, we are going for much more! We are planning a big digital transformation to make our customers even happier by offering more and more treasures for unbelievable prices.

Although we have more than 51.000 employees we don’t want to call ourselves a corporation:  we are still a very hands on company and we enjoy making the impossible, possible. We don’t wear ties and love to show that we are all hardworking and down to earth. What are you waiting for? Join us!

In addition we offer:

  • Attractive basic salary
  • Indefinite contract
  • 24 holidays a year
  • Lease car
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Laptop + smartphone
  • 15% discount on all Action merchandise
  • An attractive pension plan
  • Participation in collective health insurance