Category Manager

Are you the procurement professional who is going to help us improve supply chain performance and ensure optimal availability? In that case, we are looking for you!

Category Manager

Accell Group has grown rapidly both organically and by acquisitions. Accell’s business is segmented in Bicycles (OEM) and Parts & Accessories (P&A), each with its own dynamic. Accell differentiates itself from the competition through innovations that go beyond off-the-shelf solutions. Coordination and working together with suppliers in the development process and supply chain is critical.

The Accell Group Supply-Chain department is a team of 10 colleagues, reporting to the Accell Group Procurement Director. The aim is to significantly improve our supply chain performance and the co-operation with the different (internally) product development teams to drive down total cost, and increasing availability to support the commercial teams.

We are looking for someone who can convince our suppliers and our internal organization. You are able to connect people in a changing environment. You are working in cross functional teams to get clear specifications and compose budget proposals, commercial conditions and supply planning;

Your responsibilities

  • Leading strategic sourcing initiatives for the category including: developing go- to market strategies, supplier selection, conduct supplier negotiations and ensure compliance with sourcing processes;
  • Manage and develop assigned supplier base, relationships and contracts.
  • Monitor, manage and improve supplier performance and relationships with a focus on ensuring Delivery Reliability, Quality, and Total Cost development;
  • Support development, and execution of category strategies and sourcing initiatives. Analyzing future demand trends, analyze spend and supplier data and based on this identify potential procurement savings and supply chain improvements;
  • Improve processes and deploy best practices with supply planners.

What we ask for

  • Graduate degree preferably with a technical focus (e.g. Industrial Engineering), Business Administration, or Supply Chain/ Operations, or a related field;
  • Affinity with technical working environment;
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in purchasing/ procurement;
  • A strong negotiator with proven ability to make business impact;
  • Effective in working and building relationships with engineering and product management colleagues.
  • Experience in working in international teams and prepared to travel to both within Europe and Asia;
  • Required language: English business level fluent(Chinese/Mandarin would be a bonus)

Our Company

Accell Group is an international group in the middle and higher segments of the markets for bicycles and bicycle parts and accessories. The company is market leader in Europe. Accell Group is also Europe’s market leader in electric bikes. The company’s portfolio includes strong national brands and leading international (sports) brands that together provide a complete and complementary range of products for all cycling-related needs. The best known brands are Batavus, Sparta, Koga, Loekie, Ghost, Haibike, Winora, Raleigh, Lapierre, Tunturi, Atala and XLC.


Industrieweg 4
8444 AR Heerenveen
The Netherlands

Accell GROUP

Overschiestraat 65
1062 XD Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Accell GROUP

Wilmersdorf 37
7300 AA Apeldoorn
The Netherlands