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Category Manager - CAPEX & Services - Industrial Manufacturing

Client of Michael Page

Posted on March 6, 2019

5 - 10 years United Arab Emirates - United Arab Emirates

Any Graduation. Any Nationality

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Job Description
• Engage with internal stakeholders and supply market experts and data sources to generate ideas and opportunities.
• Support and undertake data collection and analysis activities relating to the development of the categories. Identify potential risks, issues and opportunities and propose recommendations relating to these.
• Review commercial arrangements, challenge operating models and implement innovative contracting arrangements (e.g. outcomes based contracts)
• Support Contracts Manager(s) and Category Managers in sourcing, tendering and negotiation activity relating to the categories to deliver contracting arrangements.
• Review customer satisfaction and supplier performance/compliance for the Categories under management
• Develop and maintain relationships with key existing suppliers and new partners within the supply market for the categories
• Mentor and train high potential SC personnel to uplift capability and transfer skills
• Update key stakeholders regularly regarding progress and delivery against targets
• Liaises with other departments, regarding forecast, resourcing and services as necessary and provide guidance to areas on appropriate contracting strategies.
Communicates with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, and other external sources.
• Manage the categories in line with the defined Category management process and advise on continuous improvement where relevant.
Support the Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) engagements associated with categories under management.
• Engage with key SC personnel and stakeholders to initiate category strategy development and support implementation focusing on sustainable value delivery.
• Identify key suppliers to engage in line with the defined SRM process.
• Participates in technical / commercial clarification meetings to obtain clarification from bidders to ensure sound and informed award decisions are made
• Define negotiating strategy and lead major commercial negotiations for categories under management.
• Coordinate the SRM engagement between key stakeholders and suppliers.


Merchandising & Planning / Category Management

Desired Candidate Profile

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree or demonstrated functional excellence in Supply Chain Minimum Experience:
• 5-10 years relevant experience in category management and contracting
• Skills:
• Supply Chain functional expertise and knowledge.
• Background leading category management.
• Prior SRM engagement experience.
• Good negotiation, interpersonal, and decision making skills.
Excellent written and communication skills.
What's on Offer
30,000 - 35,000 AED
Family Allowances


Category Manager Manufacturing

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Client of Michael Page

Michael Page is the original PageGroup brand, which is one of the leading and well-known recruitment consultancies in the world and spans 6 continents. Established in London in the year 1976, PageGroup operates 3 main brands Michael Page, Page Personnel, and Page Executive. Michael Page comprise s of 25 disciplines that provide services to different specialist areas of the market and its businesses range from international blue-chip organizations to SMEs.

Michael Page is involved in recruiting for temporary, permanent, interim as well as contract roles mainly from second to third job levels upward. Providing excellent career opportunities and recruitment services on a regional, global and local level, the company’s office network spans in different locations including, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Kuwait. The key recruitment expertise of Michael Page includes:

- Finance & Accounting

- Construction

- Banking & Financial Services

- Human Resources

- Marketing

- Digital

- Sales

- Legal

- Engineering & Manufacturing

- Technology

- Retail

- Executive Search

- Tax

- Property

- Procurement & Supply Chain

- Oil & Gas

The company always looks to hire dedicated and skilled employees and offers them excellent learning and development opportunities, rewards and training.

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