Group Category Manager CAPEX & MRO

Ref. AN8097
Bekaert Deslee
Waregem (BE)
Werving & Selectie


BekaertDeslee is world’s leading specialist in the development and manufacturing of woven and knitted mattress textiles and covers. They employ over 4.000 people and realize a turnover of 350 million EUR.

The 8 business units are spread over 23 locations worldwide on 5 continents. BekaertDeslee’s headquarters are located in Waregem, West-Flanders. 

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As the Group Capex & MRO Category Buyer 

  • You have a responsibility for all global Business Units and develop a yearly savings plan with and for them.
  • You define and implement the procurement strategy for the CAPEX & MRO categories.
  • You are responsible for all negotiations for contracts and frame agreements, SLA’s, RFQ’s/RFI’s, Supplier and Category Performance.
  • You implement the purchasing processes in cooperation with the Procurement Excellence Manager. 
  • You ensure long-term relationships with suppliers in order to build trust, reduce costs, increase service,… 
  • You provide leadership throughout the organization concerning your categories. 
  • You identify potential risks and work together with stakeholders to eliminate and mitigate these risks. 
  • You work in close cooperation with BU Procurement Manager to ensure correct implementation & compliance of the Category strategies. 
  • You share your best practices with the different BUs.



  • You have a bachelor or Master’s degree and at least 5 years of Procurement Experience.
  • You have a proven experience in Category Management (preferably Capex & MRO)
  • You have a good helicopter view and are able to define and deploy the strategy on a global scale.
  • You are a strong negotiator and have advanced communication skills
  • You have strong decision making skills with focus on collaborative working in a matrix structure.
  • You are fluent in English. 
  • You are willing to travel 30% of the time. 


  • BekaertDeslee offers the right candidate a highly challenging position in an international environment. 
  • You will get a chance to leave a mark on the procurement strategy concerning your categories and this on a global level. 
  • Attractive salary complemented by various fringe benefits such as a company car, fuel card, home office, flexible working hours,… 


Interested? Send your resume and salary expectation to or 0468 21 46 16. 

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