Global Category Leader Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)


Our client  is a leading international industrial service provider offering a wide range of high-quality mechanical engineering components and associated technical and logistics services. The client offers its products and services to the industrial end-user based on its passion for technology, its broad and deep knowledge of market developments, product properties, product applications, product processing, logistics and its state-of-the-art infrastructure. This enables them to make a positive contribution to the business operations of its customers and suppliers and its social environment.

On behave of our client, Bakker & Partners is looking for a

Global Category Leader Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)

Jouw job

The Global Product Group Tools, Maintenance and Safety products (TMS), is looking to attract the global Category Leader Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), with the objective to develop and implement a comprehensive approach to the positioning and marketing of the Safety products portfolio.

Reporting to the Global Product Group Director TMS, the Category Leader Safety Products is part of the GPG team TMS. He / she is responsible for:

  • Determining and defining of the global product range PPE in collaboration with the Product manager PPE and Application Engineers (AE)
  • Driving the thought process and subsequent action around the marketing and go-to-market of the broader PPE proposition, including the development of channels and strategic partnerships
  • Organizing European sales meetings for the Application Engineers and Product Managers
  • Further development and implementation of the strategic plan “international PPE expert”
  • Launching marketing campaigns together with the countries
  • Developing new product market combinations, and rolling them out
  • Further development of new products with the own brand team
  • Development of a PPE learning system, in cooperation with the PPE Product Manager and HR

Jouw profiel

To be effective in this role, the Category Leader PPE needs to be a strategic thinker who can define and convey future ambitions, as well as the ability to translate strategic ambitions into concrete plans.

The Category Leader needs to be a commercial leader, who preferably brings experience with marketing in a business-to-business setting. He/she has a solid understanding of how to build and manage strategic partnerships. The Category Leader is a safety expert.

What we are looking for

  • Relevant experience with PPE-related topics and a strong affinity with safety
  • Preferably certification as safety adviser (level 2 in Belgium or equivalent)
  • Leadership and complex stakeholder-management experience / preferably with experience in matrix structure.
  • Experience in an international business environment
  • Sales experience / customer contact is a big plus


Belgium with about 20% travel, mainly in Europe

Het aanbod

Do you think you are THE safety expert for THIS job? Please sent your motivation letter together with your resume to or call +32 3 218 00 70.

Ervaring: 6-10
Locatie: Hoboken
Contract: Voltijds
Studieniveau: Master

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