Category Manager (Compressor and Electrical instrumentation related)

  • Work LocationChina - Shanghai
  • Work Schedule5*8
  • Work DurationPermanent for 18 months Project
  • Estimated Mob Date2019/5/1
  • Candidate NationalityChinese

Job Description

1-2 Chinese nationals Compressor and Electrical instrumentation related Permanent position (Headhunting) for a minimum 18 month project. They prefer someone from the region of Hangzhou or Shanghai We are looking for a few category managers in a changing and transforming APAC procurement team. We would like open-minded candidates with strong leadership, influential communication, fluent English and could be prepared for internal resistances. Category Manager is acting as the expenditure owner of assigned category, candidates will: Drive category management to ensure AL organization match market benchmark in terms of best practices and technologies, in the spirit of continuous improvement. Be responsible for coordinating all external procurement activities for the category across APAC, including the development and implementation of category strategies (short, mid and long term) and plans to support designated APAC-wide strategic objectives. Support to promote internal collaboration, knowledge sharing, compliance with best practices and established category management processes. Key responsibilities: • Develop strategic sourcing strategies and processes in Compressor, incl. new buy, parts and service; Electric motors, incl. new buy, parts and services. • Track performance within each spend category and define budgetary impact • Monitor strategy implementation and contract compliance • Drive best practices • Champion and secure TCO reductions for the category across sectors and regions • Oversee development/ execution of strategies of site buyers. Support sector execution issue resolution. • Lead the process to select and manage suppliers • Measure and track internal performance within sector and site • Drive annual productivity improvements • Develop an expertise in the global procurement spend categories • Provide assistance to acquisition strategies by completing due diligence and integration activities for spend The ideal candidate needs: • 5+ years working experience of successful category management and purchasing within a global environment, with mechanical or chemical engineering educational background. BA or equivalent advanced training preferable. • Extensive demonstrable experience in successfully leading and conducting the negotiation of contracts across technical, commercial and legal areas • Proven experience in building and nurturing positive internal relationships with senior management, key users and business Stakeholders. • Proven experience in building and nurturing positive external relationships with Vendors & Suppliers • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to champion the vision of the organization. • Get prepared for internal resistances. • Mobility in terms of frequent travel – coverage of all APAC countries (12 countries). • Embracement of changes. • Proven track record of consistent performance and delivery. Location: • China – Hangzhou