Category Manager EU OCI Nitrogen

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OCI is the leading producer of melamine worldwide and one of the market leaders in nitrogen fertilizers and methanol. When joining the OCI team, every day you will get the chance to make a difference as you build your career.

You can also contribute to a sustainable living environment at OCI. For example, with our melamine we supply a raw material to manufacture durable products such as tables, chairs, laminate and cars. Thanks to our fertilizers, people get food on the table every day. You encounter our products in your daily life without even knowing it!

The fact that we consider sustainability to be an important theme is also reflected in our operations. We continuously invest in the best available technologies to minimize our emissions where possible. These investments make our emissions among the lowest compared to our global competitors.

Category Manager

The Category Manager leads the development and execution of Sourcing strategies for  a variety of categories ranging from Technical Goods & Services to Non Product Related (NPR) Categories including CAPEX Maintenance Projects and Turnarounds. Co-develops the general Procurement strategy and delivers input for the annual Business Procurement Plan. Ensures proper contract implementation with the aim of optimizing Total Cost of Ownership, securing the product/ services quality and mitigating the supply risks by taking care for regional legislation (i.e. Reach), global standards, requirements, policies and procedures including SHE & Sustainability aspects. Manages Contract Compliancy and Continuous Improvement of key supplier’s performance.

Who are we looking for?

You have a Master degree (or equivalent through experience) in Business Administration or Engineering (preferably with SCM or procurement as major)

You preferably have knowledge/experience in category management and sourcing, at least 5 years preferably at an international company.

You have project / (supplier) contract management skills and experience (for managing sourcing projects) and thorough subject matter expertise in a variety of categories ranging from Technical Goods & Services to Non Product Related (NPR) Categories that are relevant for OCI.

You excel at making analyses and you easily connect with people. Next to that you speak and write proper English and Dutch.

 Our offer

We offer a challenging job with lots of opportunities for personal input and growth in an international and dynamic environment. Terms and conditions of employment as well as fringe benefits are up to market standards.


Interested in this position? We kindly request you to send your CV via the button “Apply” (see below). For more information please contact Leon Beaumont, Procurement Director EU (0620303368) or Nicole Peters, Human Capital Business Partner Office & Projects (0610513013).

Everyone is different, and it is precisely the differences in people that help us to be an even better organization. That’s why we are curious about who you are! OCI is a company that values ​​diversity & inclusion. More information about this can be found on our website:

Fill in the application form by selecting the ‘Apply’ button. We also cordially invite women to apply.

 Acquisition based on this vacancy will not be appreciated.


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