Senior Construction Procurement Manager

3 months ago
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Buying, Planning, & Instock Management

Job Description

Our overall mission is simple: we want Amazon to be the place where our customers can find, discover and buy anything online. Whatever our customers want, we will find the means to deliver it. With your help, Amazon will continue to enable people to discover new worlds and implement innovation.
This is your chance to make history.

Business area: Operations – Procurement
We make sure Amazon gets value for money every time it buys non-inventory goods and services for its Fulfilment Centres (FCs) and corporate business. It’s a fast-paced operation that supports growth and change, works with every department and is driven by Key Performance Indicators – and there’s plenty of healthy competition. We work individually and as part of teams, meeting regularly to cement our relationships and approach.

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Role: EU Category Manager (focus on Construction)
The EU Procurement Category Manager identifies and leads specific category sourcing activities to lower overall Total Cost of Ownership of Amazon operations ensuring equipment and service availability to meet business owner requirements. He/She develops and negotiates frameworks agreements to reduce risk, supporting local teams in project specific needs relevant to category.

Main responsabilities:
· Drive appropriate commercial relationships with category suppliers, with a principal objective of achieving the lowest total cost of ownership that meets the business’ goals supported by a culture of continuous improvement with cost & performance benchmarks in use
· Establish category sourcing strategies, lead cross-functional strategic sourcing teams, negotiate with suppliers and execute contracts to optimize Amazon’s competitive position
· Manage category suppliers to proactively identify, monitor and optimize opportunities
· Act as a market intelligence turntable regarding categories, anticipate strategic opportunities and keep key stakeholders informed
· Drive category suppliers in Supplier Relationship Management activities to improve performance and add value to Amazon operations
· Identify, achieve and report on savings and benefits targets for category sourcing activities
· Drive innovative stockholding and inventory management concepts for category spare parts.

Basic Qualifications


  • Construction sourcing experience / In charge of a spend of 200M€ minimum
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • Strong numerical and analytical aptitude
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to think and react in a high-energy environment
  • 6-10 years’ professional experience in a sourcing or equivalent role

· Engineering degree (civil or industrial)

Sourcing and purchasing competencies:
· Strong negotiation and influencing skills
· Good level of contract knowledge
· Vendor management and engagement experience
· Promotes ethical behavior

Preferred Qualifications

About our rewards
We’ll expect you to go the extra mile, but we’ll also make sure you’re well rewarded. As well as a competitive salary, stock units and site performance-related pay potential, we offer a whole host of other benefits, including an employee discount.

Additionally, you will find yourself in a stimulating environment where you can develop processes as well as yourself as an individual by working with some of the best and brightest minds in the industry. Our rapidly growing organisation offers also many opportunities for building a diverse and rewarding career.

Make History, a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, Washington, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection. Since Jeff Bezos started, we have significantly expanded our product offerings, international sites, and worldwide network of fulfilment and customer service centres. Today, offers everything from books and electronics to tennis rackets and diamond jewellery. We operate sites in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Japan, Canada, Italy, and China ( and maintain over 80 fulfilment centres around the world which encompass more than 26 million square feet.
If you thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment, you’ll meet your match with us, as you will be part of a vibe of constant improvement, where the things you do at one moment, you will not necessarily be doing 6 months later. We don’t like to sit still, which is why we always treat every day like the first day. A day to make more good things happen for our customers. It’s that kind of spirit that drives our success now and keeps us ahead of the competition in the future. And you could be part of it. It’s as simple as this: Work Hard. Have Fun. Make History.

Sound interesting? We wait for your application.

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build.

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