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Manager, Procurement (Category Management)

Date: 17-Jun-2022

Location: Singapore, SG

Company: ST Engineering Group

Manager, Procurement (Category Management)


Job Scope:

The Manager, Procurement (Category Management) is responsible for the preparing, negotiating, supplier development, implementation & delivery of sourcing strategies to maximise value for the organisation. Manages strategic suppliers’ relationships and contracts to ensure delivery performance to agreed scope and service levels. Able to work as a team member and individual contributor, he/she serves as point of contact and a key player in leading and providing direction in the formulation of supply strategies in project.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements sourcing strategies in assigned categories working with cross functional team, which include project plans, stakeholder engagement and key performance indicators (KPIs) / benefits tracking
  • Responsible for delivery and compliance of RFx processes for procurement managed spend including tender management, supplier evaluations and negotiations in professional services, cabling works and semiconductor
  • Conduct negotiations with suppliers and ensure supplier value proposition such as tier discounts, rebates are accurately captured and applied
  • Perform regular reviews of supply market trends and analyse spend to enhance category strategies
  • Build relationship with business stakeholders to develop insights of potential categories and identify sourcing opportunities through monthly reporting of direct and indirect saving i.e. secured and realized saving, group procurement dashboard and support cost saving audits
  • Work closely with Procurement business partners to enable sourcing strategies and value-add projects
  • Facilitate continuous communications between Business Unit Leaders to obtain inputs for brands used, quality perceptions, business strategies and etc.
  • Build relationship with business users to develop insights of potential categories in services, cabling work and semiconductor
  • Leads and motivates cross functional team


Key Requirements:

  • Degree in Engineering / Commerce / Supply Chain / Business Administration from a well-recognized Educational Institution.
  • Effective Presentation Writing: Ability to write clear and concise reports/presentation which address the business/technical needs of the intended audience.
  • Knowledge of supplier quality management system
  • At least eight (10) years of experience in Procurement role in Information and communications Technology (ICT), Semiconductor, and/or Cabling Industry
  • At least three (5) years in sourcing and category management
  • Strong business acumen, problem-solving, communication & business analytics skills