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    JAGGAER Appoints New Sales Director and Ramps up Investment in Benelux

    Contract Management | Source to Contract | Sourcing | Spend Analytics | Supplier Management

    Signify, a world leader in lighting, is now using JAGGAER ONE for direct and indirect procurement


    AMSTERDAM and LONDON, December 2, 2021 JAGGAER announced today that it has appointed Paul Rutten as Sales Director in the Benelux region as it builds further sales momentum in northern Europe and expands its global footprint. Paul Rutten joins JAGGAER from Ivalua, where he spent two years, and will report to JAGGAER Senior Vice President Northern Europe, Justin Sadler-Smith. JAGGAER is the procurement provider of choice for one of the leading companies in the Benelux region, Signify.

    Paul Rutten has worked in various roles around procurement for several organisations in the Netherlands and globally, building expertise of supply chain challenges in financial, pharmaceutical, public sector and manufacturing sectors. Before joining Ivalua he was Director, Customer Advocacy with Amsterdam-based contract intelligence firm Icertis. From 2014 to 2018 he was SaaS Business Leader Benelux with IBM, where his career intersected briefly with that of Sadler-Smith.

    “JAGGAER’s commitment to customer success aligns with my own values of trust and authenticity,” Rutten said. “I was also attracted by the level of innovation at JAGGAER and the company’s vision of ongoing progress towards autonomous procurement. It’s a technology roadmap that will excite prospects among leading companies in the Benelux region,” he added.

    “I am delighted to welcome Paul on board. JAGGAER continues to attract talented and experienced procurement professionals, reflecting our investment and growth ambitions. Paul shares our laser focus on customer success and will be a great asset. We are currently experiencing strong momentum in the Benelux region. It’s an exciting and challenging market, full of opportunities for JAGGAER. I am truly excited that Paul will be helping to take us to the next level,” Sadler-Smith commented. “We plan to step up our investment in the region further in 2022.”

    The appointment coincides with a major customer acquisition in the Netherlands, with Signify selecting JAGGAER for sourcing, contracts, supplier management and spend analytics.

    Signify N.V., formerly known as Philips Lighting N.V. and based in the southern Dutch city of Eindhoven, is a multinational lighting corporation formed in 2016. The company manufactures electric lights and light fixtures for consumers, professionals and the Internet of Things. The company continues to produce lights under the Philips brand. JAGGAER won the Signify account in 2020 and the company is now using the JAGGAER ONE suite to manage both direct and indirect supply chains.

    “Signify is a fantastic company to be working with and Philips is one of the most iconic brands in Europe, so we are thrilled to be working with them,” Sadler-Smith said.

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    About JAGGAER: Procurement Simplified

    We drive customer value for buyers and sellers through our global connected network served by offices located in the Americas, APAC, Asia and EMEA. JAGGAER develops and provides comprehensive source-to-settle SaaS-based solutions, including advanced Spend Analytics, Category Management, Supplier Management, Sourcing, Contracts, eProcurement, Invoicing, Supply Chain Management and Inventory Management. These all reside on a single platform, JAGGAER ONE. JAGGAER has pioneered spend management solutions for more than 25 years and continues to lead the innovation curve by listening to customers and stakeholders in all industry sectors, public services and academia. For more information, visit www.jaggaer.com

    JAGGAER Media Contact:

    Abigail Holmes
    Corporate Ink for JAGGAER
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