Procurement Account Manager Software & Licences


The rapid growth of software and its opportunities challenge you to drive, build and leverage a best in class supply base for software and licenses. Having a global scope you will work across our client's locations worldwide, mainly the ones based in Europe.

To enhance and grow the right balance between cost they spend and value they generate with it you successfully engage with your counterparts at product development (R&D) - business managers as well as software professionals. You create a culture and mind-set leveraging and benefitting from best in class procurement and competitive agreements with suppliers together.

To ensure a best in class supply base and to stay ahead of the competitors you drive and lead the software & licenses category by;

  • Developing and implementing roadmaps, strategies and action plans for the supply base in line with business objectives and aligned with roadmaps of R&D and other relevant stakeholders
  • Acting as subject matter expert and trusted advisor towards R&D ensuring involvement in (software) development projects from the start
  • Negotiate integral and competitive supply agreements, accountable for managing license costs as well as managing supplier relationships
  • Identifying, leading and managing synergies and opportunities across divisions
  • Maintain the outside-in view on best in class software procurement

You will be part of the Software & Licensing Team within Procurement, collaborate intensively with your colleagues responsible for the procurement operations.


  • You have a talent for developing partnerships and communicating effectively with different teams and stakeholders within an international multi-site organization with a variety of cultures. You are pro-active, result oriented, you have a vision and impact. Having a leading role, inspiring and convincing your stakeholders boosts your energy.

  • Bachelor or Master degree in a technical areas, preferably software or general area with knowledge and/or experience in software procurement

  • About 5-7 years proven experience with software procurement in a product development and/or manufacturing organization within the technical industry

  • Extensive knowledge of internet/cloud based technologies and new business models as well as Product Creation Processes/Development projects is required

  • Energetic personality and a true business partner with outstanding interpersonal and influencing skills necessary to gain acceptance and achieve successful delivery

  • Strong negotiation skills, being able to build compelling cases, convince others and negotiate with suppliers

  • Fully professional proficiency in English

  • Permissioned to work in Europe, and willingness to travel 15% of your time, mainly short term travel

Scholing: HBO/WO/

Over de werkgever

Our client is a global leader in a high-tech-environment: digital imaging and industrial printing. She operates in a vast global network of R&D centres to connect emerging digital print technologies to future markets.

This role is part of the Procurement department and teams, (100 professionals) divided over four manufacturing and innovation centres worldwide and responsible for procurement of all products and services. For the most projects R&D is a key stakeholder, responsible for the development and on time delivery of software for the 'best-in- class' high mix low volume products.

Uren per week: 40


Off course you will become a part of a challenging working environment, scope for personal and professional development you will receive an interesting package of employment conditions;

  • Competitive salary

  • Fulltime job (40 hours per week with flexible hours)

  • 38 vacation days

  • Smartphone and laptop

  • Commuting allowance

  • Thirteenth month payment and holiday allowance



Marco Geijsels
+31(0)6 303 915 37
YER Nederland
Hogehilweg 16
1101CD, Amsterdam Zuidoost

YER Nederland

Marco Geijsels

YER Nederland