Procurement Global Category Lead

Company: SABIC ( Learn More )

General Information
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Greater than 15 years
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Job Description The Global Category Lead will manage a material portfolio covering amongst others the global requirement of materials like PP, Salt, PET and BDO. The Global Category Lead will report into the Global Category Manager Polymers & Monomers.
  • Support a global Procurements category by developing and implementing a global sourcing strategy.                                               
  • Manage assigned suppliers, sub-categories and/or customer-base as agreed with the Global category Manager.                                             
  • Contribute to develop the category sourcing strategy and drive continuous improvement (entrepreneur role) new global market innovations (i.e. EMS opportunities) within boundaries set by the global category leader.                                         
  • Maintain a close network with industry leaders in the key account managers in the supply market.                                                 
  • Challenge existing concepts introducing creative new professional sourcing solutions.                                    
  • Develop business cases identifying scope, benefits & value creation, comparison between previous & future spend (investment), critical success factors and business challenges.                                                                                                                                        
  • Develop global agreements.                                               
  • Manage the processes of global vendor approval and relationships. 
  • Drive global compliance to legislation, standards and requirements.
  • Contribute to define and execute (globally implement) the assigned global sub-category Sourcing & Contracting strategy, plans and budget.
  • Provide inputs into overall procurement global category management strategy and procurement regional strategies.                                                                                  
  • Identify and actively drive (continuous improvement) global leverage opportunities cross regional procurement.                                               
  • Functional lead several global cross-functional teams (representatives of internal customers).         
  • Facilitate and lead the procurement process in the functional teams and governance of the process in pre-agreed tollgates with functional owners defined authorized stakeholders.
  • Present the procurement plans, goals and objectives to the functional teams.
  • Collect global vendor performance data and contracting requirements and align with functional teams.           
  • Analyze potential risks and opportunities of supplier changes versus as-is-status.
  • Prepare and issue request for quotations and align with functional team on selection criteria of suppliers with functional team.                                 
  • Expedite suppliers on confirmation to bid, collected clarification questions, collect and issue formal answers, expedite suppliers progress and ensure compliance to issued bid procedures.     
  • Prepare and analyze bid tabulations for received tenders; make recommendation as to ensure only the qualified competitive bidders are selected.  
  • Ensure legal checks and approvals.   
  • Coordinate and lead contract approval by identified authorized stakeholders for approval in accordance with the Master Authority Schedule.
  • Set and implement pricing framework and guidelines for assigned sub-categories.          
  • Negotiate with global current and new suppliers for assigned sub-categories.
  • Implement roll-out of agreements in the regions.
  • Monitor and report fulfillment of KPI’s, such as supplier’s preparation, expediting, shipment, delivery, and payment trends, consumption, maintenance, and disposal, expiration and renewal.
  • Execute and Monitor compliance with policies and procedures related to the respective global category.         
  • Monitor and Report spend trends and forecasts.                                                                                                                                              
  • Job Requirements
    • Minimum University Degree (Master/BS) in engineering, finance, business administration.
    • 15 years experience in the petrochemicals or in an industrial environment
    • 5 years management experience
    • 3 years experience of managing a similar function in a petrochemicals or industrial organization
    • Good professional and commercial knowledge of category under management and expertise          
    • Good knowledge of interconnecting processes within and in relation to Category Area
    • Good knowledge of manufacturing concepts in alignment with specific procurement knowledge
    • Good knowledge of specifications & supply market.        
    • Good negotiation skills                                      
    • Good people management and interpersonal skills (managing global virtual organizations)
    • Knowledgeable with policies, procedures, systems and best practices in the areas of Procurements and supplier qualifications      
    • Good quantitative and analytical, conceptual and planning skills       
    • Good financial analytical skills          
    • Good international communication and presentation skills                                                
    • Good change management skills       
    • Good in building teams and business relationships
    • Good cultural awareness   
    • Fluently English and 2nd language    
    • Knowledge of and experience in petrochemicals: technology, business economics (financial models) and market dynamics and value drivers  
    • Basic Legal knowledge, o.a. in relation to contracts          
    • Project management skills
    Eligibility Requirements:• You must submit your application for employment online to be considered. Please submit your resume using the apply online option on this page.• You must be 18 years or older• You must be willing to take a drug test as part of the selection process• You must be willing to submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process• You must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States Desired Skill • Monitor and Report upcoming trends in global (and/or regional) political or legal legislations.
    • Develop effective and value creating sourcing strategies for global categories under management, and delivery of sourcing solutions that create cost savings and ensure availability of supply.
    • Manage vendors for assigned global sub-categories, to ensure long term effective delivery of services and goods.
    • Track value creation and initiate customer satisfaction surveys as feedback for procurement organization and suppliers.
    • Facilitate supplier innovation.
    • Analyze suppliers’ performance and recommend improvements.



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