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Procurement Category Associate Manager

Mandaluyong City Job No. r00196229 Full-time

Job Description


· Work with senior-level stakeholders to lead and execute strategic sourcing projects, including strategy development, RFQ RFP execution, supplier negotiation, award recommendations, business case presentations and supplier contract execution.

• Support the Global Category Leads with the identification of stakeholders and definition of the strategy
• Benchmark category practices with regional developments to identify initiatives for improvement
• Assess the impact of regionally changing requirements, including legislation and policies

· Ensure successful implementation of global strategy / agreements:

• Coordinate resource allocation to support global initiatives
• Lead and support global category strategy development and implementation
• Support negotiations and sourcing activities in line with global category strategy
• Promote the use of contracts and buying channels according to category strategies

· Manage supplier and customer relationships on a regional level:
• Manage global supplier relationships in line with Global Category and 360 Value Mgmt. strategy
• Develop and maintain effective strategic relationships with key internal customers and stakeholders
• Manage internal customer feedback on category organization & supplier performance
• Proactively organize sessions with internal customers to identify value contribution opportunities
• Ensure that input from stakeholders is considered in the category strategy and sourcing processes
• Act as an escalation point for category-related issues and drive resolution in line with global targets

· Perform category management activities for projects on a regional level:

• Manage the category strategy implementation/execution for global projects and initiatives
• Drive supplier performance by, for example, discussing lessons learned across different markets
• Perform supplier selection and fact-based negotiations in alignment with Global Category Leads
• Involve the business in actions related to supplier base optimization, KPI implementation
• Drive deep travel & mobility market intelligence into all aspects of the value proposition




  • With at least 7 years of relevant work experience in procurement
  • At least 5 years supervisory experience
  • With good communication skills
  • With stakeholder management experience and basic knowledge of project management is preferred
  • A master s degree with an emphasis on the areas of business, economics, procurement, travel or comparable professional education Alternatively a bachelor 's degree
  • Expert in Business Travel category management, sourcing as well as project management and planning
  • Excellent knowledge of procurement and category strategy development and conveyance
  • Proven knowledge of sourcing and procurement methodologies and concepts, business travel mobility industry, and commercial models
  • Very strong in stakeholder and relationship management as well as supplier management
  • Strong analytical, presentation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Strong knowledge of procurement tools, content and data analysis
  • Project and process management knowledge and experience
  • Forward, out of the box thinking and an innovative, disruptive and open mindset ​
  • Action oriented and solution minded team player with a high degree of self management

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