Sr. Category Manager (Airfreight)

  • Be responsible for driving the logistics category and supplier relationships for all global Logistics procurement projects

  • Engage externally with consultants and 3rd party service providers.

  • Partner with Global and Site Logistics to determine scope, schedule and budget and monitor project status throughout the duration of the project.  

  • Work with Legal to determine the contract strategy needed to support each project, and then drive compliance to that contract.  

  • Primary goal is to deliver the greatest value of each contract, which require strong sourcing (negotiating), contracting, supplier management, and overall project management skills.  

  • Expected to collaborate with Regional Supplier Managers, 3rd party service providers and supplier account teams across multiple categories and regions, in an indirect leadership role.

  • Engage in and lead the development and implementation of supplier strategies to optimize cost, supply, and quality.

  • Additional responsibilities include negotiating terms, conditions and pricing to leverage spend, leading and participating in department projects, serving as a primary contact for industry and supplier information, and acting as a mentor for other members within the Procurement organization.

  • Manage Supplier Relationship Globally

    • Act as primary point of contact for assigned suppliers

    • Perform commercial supplier qualification activities to ensure the commercial development of strategic suppliers 

    • Maintain collaborative relationships with supplier(s) while effectively resolving supplier performance/capability issues to ensure alignment with strategic direction 

    • Ensure suppliers comply with business ethics, code-of-conduct programs, and corporate safety policies and social responsibility initiatives 

    • Communicate key supplier management updates and decisions to multiple levels in the organization including Executive Leadership 

    • Enlist senior management, when appropriate, to help reinforce commitment and involvement from suppliers 

    • Provide the voice of the supply base to Company and provide the voice of Company to the supply base ​

  • Drive Negotiations with Suppliers

    • Lead or participate in negotiations for contract​

    • Lead and/or lead team on sourcing events/RFQ process

    • Develop a contract strategy for each project, including to create, negotiate, monitor and enforce contracted terms and conditions 

    • Incorporate savings targets and contract requirements into negotiations 

  • Manage Supplier Performance

    • Partner with stakeholders and sites teams to build comprehensive view of supplier performance 

    • Collect and relay site specific priorities to suppliers 

    • Own and manage overall Strategic Supplier relationships for category

    • Collaborate internally to drive and develop key performance measures/metrics for Strategic Suppliers and monitor supplier performance against these expectations to ensure continuous supplier improvement 

    • Lead in organizing and delivering on strategic supplier events, such as Quarterly Business Reviews, Annual Supplier Evaluations, and Executive Review Meetings

  • Create and Implement Category Strategy

    • Participate in supplier segmentation and strategic goal setting 

    • Provide market intelligence and price trends to relevant internal stakeholders on a disciplined schedule 

    • Utilize should-cost models for assigned categories that are benchmarked and relevant to the global marketplace ​

    • Serve as the subject matter expert for Logistics category and share knowledge with key stakeholders and Indirect teams to enable more effective planning, forecasting and execution

    • Own and manage spend analysis for category

  • Operation Support

    • Regular communication with stakeholders globally to get their voice and provide the updates.

    • Bring the best value to the stakeholders to meet their requirement in a timely manner.


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 in MS Word format to Lee Shiow Chyn, EA 12C6130/ R1112042. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a discussion.