Senior Procurement Category Manager - HR... Souq.com, An Amazon Company Posted on November 14, 2019 8 - 9 years Dubai - United Arab Emirates MBA/PG Diploma in Business Mgmt, Any Graduation. Any Nationality Send Me Jobs Like This SEND Alert Set Successfully Opening 01 Job Description EMAIL JOB SEND Email sent successfully. SHARE JOB Primary Responsibilities:• Establish 1-3-5 year category strategies, lead cross-functional strategic sourcing teams, negotiate with suppliers and execute contracts to optimize Amazon s competitive position.• Drive appropriate commercial relationships with category suppliers, with a principal objective of achieving the lowest total cost of ownership that meets the business goals supported by a culture of continuous improvement with cost & performance benchmarks in use.• Manage category suppliers to proactively identify, monitor and optimize opportunities.• Act as a market intelligence provider regarding categories; anticipate strategic opportunities and keep key stakeholders informed.• Drive category suppliers in Supplier Relationship Management activities to mitigate risk, improve performance and add value to Amazon.• Align with internal customers and understand the business application of the categories.• Implement an invoicing, cost control and Monthly/Quarterly Business Review (MBR/QBR) process with suppliers.• Align with internal customers and understand the business application of the category• Develop supplier performance management program(s) to monitor progress against defined SLA's and contractual commitments.• Negotiation and implementation of supplier agreements/contracts by working with cross-functional stakeholders and suppliers to reach agreement on contract terms and conditions.• Helping to develop long-term department strategies and significantly influencing the cross-company project development and delivery processes and standards.• Keys to success in this role include sound judgement and excellent written/verbal communication skills. The candidate should be able to extract insights from data and be able to communicate appropriately.Key Performance Indicators• Earn the trust of key stakeholders to drive alignment with the business.• Create category strategies in conjunction with internal customers to ensure there is a comprehensive, unified approach for the category.• Achieve yearly cost saving or value targets appropriate to the category aligned with annual budget processes.• Define and report on key metrics that measure effectiveness of supply and cost savings.• Champion standards and process improvements. Company Industry Internet / E-commerce / Dotcom Department/Functional Area Buying / Purchase / Procurement / Vendor Management Desired Candidate Profile BASIC QUALIFICATIONS• 8 years of relevant strategic sourcing experience, to include at minimum 5 years in an indirect procurement function at a multinational corporation with global contracts.• 8 years of in-depth procurement practices (category management, bench-marking, should-cost models, RFX, reverse auction, contracting, etc.).• Education: BS/BA Degree in related field.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS• Master s Degree (MBA/MS)• MCIPS Certified• Strong negotiator with proven experience in setting negotiation strategies and conducting negotiations.• Extensive knowledge of the basic types of commercial agreement structures and the function and purpose of key legal terms.• Can assess risk and concisely explain complex issues to principal business owners.• Extremely customer-focused and takes the time to understand the needs of the business.• Strong analytical skills including the ability to quickly synthesize, distill and draw conclusions on large amounts of disparate data.• Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects requiring frequent communication, organization, time management, and problem-solving skills.• Excellent written and oral communication skills.• Passionate self-starter. 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