Changing and transforming APAC procurement team. We would like open－minded candidates with strong leadership, influential communication, and could be prepared for internal resistances.
Category Manager is acting as the expenditure owner of assigned category, he/she will:
Drive category management to ensure AL organization match market benchmark in terms of best practices and technologies, in the spirit of continuous improvement.
Be responsible for coordinating all external procurement activities for the category across APAC, including the development and implementation of category strategies （short, mid and long term） and plans to support designated APAC－wide strategic objectives.
Support to promote internal collaboration, knowledge sharing, compliance with best practices and established category management processes.
Develop strategic sourcing strategies and processes
Track performance within each spend category and define budgetary impact
Monitor strategy implementation and contract compliance
Drive best practices
Champion and secure TCO reductions for the category across sectors and regions
Oversee development/ execution of strategies of site buyers. Support sector execution issue resolution.
Lead the process to select and manage suppliers
Measure and track internal performance within sector and site
Drive annual productivity improvements
Develop an expertise in the global procurement spend categories
Provide assistance to acquisition strategies by completing due diligence and integration activities for spend
【必須（MUST）】5＋ years working in Procurement
English and Japanese Proficiency
【歓迎（WANT）】Language: Chinese Business Level