Global Category Manager Professional Services– Indirect Sourcing

Do you want to join a global team where you can make a real difference?

Accell Group designs simple and smart solutions to create a fantastic cycling experience and sells them to dealers and consumers in more than 80 countries. In 2021, Accell sold around 856 thousand bicycles (turnover € 1.4 billion). Accell Group continues to grow: cycling is and will remain extremely popular; the e-bike is conquering the world at a rapid pace. Accell Group head quarter is located in The Netherlands.

After an exciting and challenging year that has included new leadership and organization within our Procurement team, we are now offering the position as Global Category Manager Professional Services in Indirect Sourcing to continue the professionalization of the area. In this role, you will be the global responsible in the areas of Professional Services spend (IT, Marketing, Consulting, HR services, and Facility Management), where you will get the opportunity to work closely with your main stakeholders of different business areas. You will act as their trusted Procurement Advisor by supporting them locally and globally in optimizing projects and delivering savings. You will be reporting to the Head of Indirect Sourcing.

Your key areas of responsibility include:

  • Managing procurement optimization projects (Scoping, RFx, Negotiating, Implementing)
  • Developing category strategies and tracking progress on implementation hereof
  • Managing contracts, optimizing compliance with SOW's and other contractual conditions
  • Work closely with key business stakeholders to ensure alignment and buy-in for procurement projects
  • Seeking out additional opportunities for continuously improving the TCO within the category by scoping and getting buy-in for specific improvement projects
  • Conducting fact-based negotiations with suppliers to ensure that Accell group gets the right quality of products, at the right time, and at the lowest total cost
  • Developing and managing supplier contracts and compliance
  • Executing requests for proposals (RFP) and quotations (RFQ) with high professionalism – ensuring comparability, fact-based evaluations, and timely execution
  • Managing the right level of Supplier Relationship and involvement with suppliers
  • Assist in developing and maturing the Indirect Procurement function
  • Identify opportunities in spend patterns and market developments
  • 20% of travel in Europe is expected

Indirect Category Manager

You hold a Master’s degree in Business, Engineering, Economics or similar. You have at least 3 years of experience in indirect procurement and/or Professional Services, and 2 years of experience from other business areas before this. It is beneficial if you come from an international company where you are used to collaborating with colleagues from different cultures. You speak and write English at a high level and you have great analytical skills.

Furthermore, you have excellent communication and stakeholder management skills on all levels, coupled with solid change management capability and strong negotiation skills. You must embrace change, enjoy an agile environment and have a continuous improvement mindset. You have great business acumen and the ability to prioritize to maximize value for the business. You are a self-driven executor, energic and appreciate working with other great colleagues.


If this could be your next career step, please apply no later than the 15 of December 2022 If you have questions before that you are welcome to contact Jean-Baptiste Pivard (Head of Indirect Sourcing) at +46 707 74 19 45.


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