Job: Category Manager

Position Category Manager
Function Procurement
General Function

The major role of the Strategic Procurement Manager is to work closely with senior management at head office and at individual business units to strengthen the company’s procurement function and turn it into a competitive advantage. This will include linking procurement process plans and budgets to corporate / business strategy, and communicating clear decision-making guidelines to achieve this.

The Category Manager is responsible for mentoring its subordinates to develop professional procurement capabilities and business-partnering approach to stakeholders/clients and also provides advice and conveys knowledge enhancements to proponents in the areas of strategic supply chain.


Degree in Management, Economics, Engineering, or other proven relevant for the role; MBA / post graduate education will be an advantage
Languages: Fluency in English is a must

Professional Experience
10+ years’ experience in category management and working with suppliers
Technical background in upstream resource-based sector (e.g., oil and gas) and/or power generation will be an advantage
Knowledge and experience in Market Intelligence, Strategic Sourcing, Negotiations, Contract Planning and Management, Supplier Management and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Processes
In depth Project management experience
Preferably with experience in SAP ERP systems

Skills Required
Proven experience as category manager or similar role
Solid knowledge of category management, marketing and sales principles.
Adequate understanding of the business
Understanding of data analysis and forecasting methods
An analytical mind with a strategic ability
Excellent communication and people skills
Proficient in MS Offices

Training Required
Category Process Management
Strategic Planning
Stakeholder Management
Change Management and Communication

Position Level Managerial
Employment Status Regular
Unit/Location OCC Head Office
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