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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

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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.

Internet / E-commerce / Dotcom

Buying / Purchase / Procurement / Vendor Management

Desired Candidate Profile

• 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.
• 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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