Regional Category Manager for Industrial Equipment & Services Capex H/F

Job location:
Paris, France
Created moment:
May 14, 2024
Job reference:
REQ - 08242

The Company

The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
Imerys delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.
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The Position

Regional Category Manager for Industrial Equipment & Services Capex H/F

Job Summary



The Regional Category Manager is in charge of all Capex expenses in connection with the industrial projects he/she is affected to in his/her region

The Regional Category Managers has a key role in enforcing the Capex purchasing playbook during the preparation and execution of the industrial projects. 



  • Ensure that all his/her major Industrial Projects above 250k€ are prepared and executed following the Purchasing playbook during the preparation and execution of the industrial projects

  • Be the single point of contact for the purchasing activities on his/her industrial projects

  • In coordination with Project Managers, define the Purchasing strategies on projects

  • Prepare the purchasing plan in collaboration with Project Managers and PPMs, fills it and update it in the Capex Purchasing tool

  • Organize routines with Project Managers and PPMs and/or EPCM contractors to review the purchasing activities

  • Perform the sourcing of suppliers, challenge the technical team to qualify new suppliers.

  • Be proactive in avoiding mono-sources situations

  • Prepare and negotiate major Capex contracts on his/ her  projects (above 250k€)

  • Ensure consistency of the terms and conditions across the group for a same supplier

  • Support Project Managers in case escalation towards suppliers is required

  • Fill his/her savings in the Capex Purchasing tool (O2T).

  • Develop key regional supplier relationship management and establish performance review with the strategic suppliers 

  • Drive improvement of specifications developed by project managers to reach a standard level within Imerys Group in terms of safety and expressing of need

  • Ensure the Implementation of the Capex Purchasing Process on his/her projects

  • Ensure the achievement of the Sustainability KPIs

  • Support the proper implementation of the transversal excellence programs for his/her team

  • Support the Purchasing Plant Managers on their negotiations or in case of claims with suppliers

  • Support/ Coach PPMs on their Capex projects to help them get familiar with Capex purchasing process


  • Master degree required in Engineering, Technical or Business with a purchasing specialization

  • Minimum of 5 years Capex purchasing experience

  • Experience in a multicultural environment

  • Ability to work on project mode and manage several projects in parallel

  • Experience in a continuous improvement environment with a track record of achieving significant year over year results

  • Result oriented

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Languages: French and English are mandatory

Position Type

Full time



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