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Category Manager (Procurement)


Job Type

Full Time, Permanent

Work Mode


Job description

  • Develop Category Plans to address the specific business objectives.

  • Challenge commercial and demand requirements, assessing fitness for purpose and alignment with supply market capability.

  • Undertake adequate analysis and planning to enable effective supplier negotiations which deliver a sound cost base.

  • Maintain relationships with strategic suppliers to identify areas of improvement and to drive innovative solutions.

  • Work with Engineering/Non-Engineering groups to rationalise product ranges and standardise specifications where appropriate and beneficial.

  • Develop deep category, product and supplier knowledge to drive continuous improvement within the (sub)categories managed.

  • Leverage successful purchasing practices across commodity groups.

  • Develop relationships and continually work with key stakeholders ensuring that commercial delivery and internal service are equally balanced.

  • Ensure contingency planning is in place for all key suppliers / services within categories owned.

  • Responsible for establishing and managing service level agreements and performance metrics between the central Procurement team and Procurement business partners to ensure acceptable service levels are delivered across the BUs.

  • Provide direction, coaching and support to Category Analysts.

  • Manage peer relationships with the other category managers to drive maximum benefit in Central Procurement and BU Procurement categories.

  • Responsible for managing category benefits and finalising savings.



  • University degree preferably with a numerical basis.

  • Extensive Procurement experience in an utilities, government or significant (>1000 employee) commercial enterprise, including tendering and/or Contract Management.

  • Minimum 5 years Category Leadership experience in Electrical and Power Category.

  • Deep understanding of Category Management process.

  • Self-driven individuals with strong commercial and business acumen.

  • Strong communication skills, both internally and externally.

  • Strong negotiation and leadership skills are essential.


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature, and level, of the work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain, or be interpreted, as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required.

We invite interested candidates to write-in with CV and regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a discussion.

Lee Shiow Chyn

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