Category Manager

Are you an experienced procurement professional looking for the next step in your career? Do you thrive on the challenge of shaping a specialized category and making a crucial contribution to Neways’ Company Mission? Join us as our new Category Manager and take this category to new heights!

Careers at Neways

What will you do as a Category Manager?

As a Category Manager, you will hold a key position within our global procurement department. You will be responsible for defining and implementing the procurement strategy for the relevant category, with a focus on Quality, Logistics, Technology, and Total Costs (QLTC). Collaborating closely with a team of buyers in different Operating Companies (OC’s), you will manage the category’s supply base and drive the execution of the category strategy. Regular meetings with buyers and site Managers Procurement, both online and on-site, will enable you to provide functional direction and lead procurement projects.

We currently have open category management positions for the following categories:

  • Printed Circuit Boards (PCB)
  • Mechanical
  • Electro-mechanics & Cables, Connectors and Wires

Transform procurement with strategic category expertise

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Defining the category strategy and executing the implementation plan within the guidelines of the Neways Group sourcing strategy and company goals.
  • Creating alignment and securing full commitment to your category strategy from stakeholders at all levels within the company and across operating companies.
  • Managing all supplier accounts within your category throughout the Neways Group, including contracting, QLTC performance management, periodic account meetings, and business reviews with management and senior management.
  • Overseeing negotiations conducted by the buyers in your team.
  • Collaborating closely with the Procurement Technology Officer and Neways Technologies in various processes.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with key distributors and/ or manufacturers.
  • Actively supporting customer bid processes with optimal solutions.

Your profile & DNA:

To excel in this role, strong soft skills are essential. As a conceptual thinker, you can pragmatically apply your ideas within Neways’ framework. Your persuasiveness enables you to make a significant impact. While you enjoy working autonomously, you recognize the importance of collaboration with internal and external stakeholders in shaping a strong procurement organization. Your entrepreneurial mindset, patience, decisiveness, and hands-on attitude will contribute to successfully navigating the daily dynamics.


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in a technical business field, such as electronics, mechanical engineering, or technical business administration.
  • Relevant procurement certifications.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, and German (desirable).

What we offer:

We offer an exciting position in a dynamic and thriving development and production environment. You will have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to Neways’ growth and profitability. Join our highly driven and collaborative working environment, where you will enjoy autonomy, initiative-taking, and room for personal development. We provide competitive secondary benefits, including:

  • 27 vacation days
  • 13 days off work under the Reduction of Working Hours Act
  • 8% vacation pay
  • Flexible hours
  • Training opportunities
  • A pension arrangement
  • Company car
  • Company telephone and laptop
  • Expenses allowance.

About us:

As an EMS Life Cycle Partner and System Innovator, we create smarter solutions for a changing world. We do not only respond to market demands, but are also involved in our customers’ development and engineering processes at an early stage, proactively delivering concrete solutions and add value.

As an employer, we stand for:

  • Passion– we are proud of our work and work with passion
  • Trust– we believe that trust is the basis of good cooperation
  • Customer Focus– we work proactively with our customers and suppliers and together we come to a good solution
  • One Team– we believe in working together as one team and one company with a common goal
  • Innovation – we challenge today’s society and keep improving ourselves


You are most welcome!


Please apply through the ‘Apply now’ button.
Do you have any questions? Then contact Adela Divisova on +31 (0)6 292 600 15 or