Purchasing Category Manager Capex


Kapelle-op-den-Bos, BE

At Etex, our purpose is to inspire new ways of living. We are an international leader in sustainable construction, driven by a passion for excellence, but it's our people that are our top priority. We connect, collaborate, and champion the well-being of our employees, forming partnerships and pioneering change in our ever-evolving industry.

At Etex, we seek to make a meaningful impact in the lives of our customers and our communities. Are you looking for a company where you can learn, grow & lead? Join us as Purchasing Category Manager - CAPEX and be the driving force behind our purchasing strategy!

What You'll Do:

  • Ensure ethical sourcing practices, identify and evaluate global sourcing opportunities, and implement new strategies and processes for CAPEX purchases.
  • Challenge specifications and offers, manage the tendering and contract processes, and handle negotiations with a focus on Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and minimize investment risks.
  • Develop and manage our supplier panel, drive supplier quality improvement, and apply world-class sourcing processes, including supplier evaluation, selection, performance reporting, and price inflation management.
  • Travel to suppliers and ETEX sites to support these activities.
  • Act as the interface between the Purchasing, Operations, and Engineering communities, developing productive relationships and ensuring effective communication with central, regional, and plant management regarding sourcing strategies and market evolutions.


What You'll Bring:


  • A degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or a related field. Advanced degrees or professional certifications in procurement or supply chain management are highly desirable.
  • Extensive experience in category management, specifically within CAPEX purchasing, with a proven track record of managing significant budgets and delivering cost savings, ideally within a multi-cultural environment.
  • The ability to develop and implement strategic purchasing initiatives, with a focus on long-term value creation and risk mitigation.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including team management and the ability to influence and drive change across diverse and cross-functional teams.
  • Strong negotiation skills and experience in managing complex tendering processes, contract negotiation, and supplier relationship management.
  • Familiarity with sourcing tools and methodologies, as well as an understanding of engineering and operational requirements related to CAPEX purchases.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to evaluate offers, challenge specifications, and make data-driven decisions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build productive relationships and liaise effectively with stakeholders at all levels, including management, manufacturing, engineering, finance, and HR.


Why Join Us?

  • We are named the world's #1 most trustworthy company in the construction sector by Newsweek and Statista in 2023! And one of the top companies to grow your career in Belgium in 2023 according to LinkedIn!
  • Our culture – we connect & care about those around us. We nurture teamwork, communities, partnerships and new ways of working, placing the highest importance on the safety and working environment of our people.
  • Our ‘Road to Sustainability 2030’ is our plan to help build a better, sustainable future. We work towards this vision by caring about our social and environmental impacts and developing innovative solutions.
  • We have a strong conviction that diversity of thinking helps us to deliver a strong and sustainable performance. It is also essential for us that everyone feels part of the team. In this spirit, we are committed to equal opportunities and zero tolerance towards discrimination.
  • Flexibility: For us, hybrid and flexible working is all about trust, and we want you to be able to do your best work.