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Job Id:   ** MCD - 00203 Job Title:   Category Manager - Cables, Umbilical's, and Flexibles
Location:  Houston, Texas Resource Manager:  Marc Morrow
The Global Category Management function is responsible for strategically managing ABC’s key commodities on a global basis in order to leverage ABC Corp’s buying power through global consolidation of spend, market intelligence, strategic supplier relationships and the execution of global frame agreements. Key Responsibilities: Strategy •Develops global category strategy to achieve financial savings targets through detailed analysis of the category portfolio including global consolidation of spend across all geographical areas. •Work closely with the Engineering COE in the development and execution of the strategy to ensure that all technical considerations are addressed. •Aggressively pursue the strategy in order to ensure competitive advantage for ABC Corp and to position ABC Corp as a market leader and preferred client of our key suppliers. •Communicate and promote the strategy internally to management and key stakeholders. •Ensure that the strategy is being adhered to through close collaboration with the global SCM community. •Ensure that the commodity strategy evolves to adequately address the changing market conditions. •Negotiate global frame agreements with strategic suppliers (where appropriate). Market Intelligence •Hold the necessary intelligence and market knowledge to enable bid and project teams to make informed decisions. •Closely monitor the supply market with regards to pricing & commodity trends, supplier capacity, supplier news, industry news and new product developments. •Identify new supplier entrants and assess their capabilities to offer ABC Corp a competitive advantage over the existing supplier base. •Prepare and distribute monthly commodity report. Project and Tender Support •Project Tender Support and map current and projected spend data and identify opportunities for global synergies. •Provide benchmarking data to bid and project teams. •Review and endorse bid and project ‘commercial bid evaluations’/’recommendations of awards for responsible commodities. •Provide project support on dispute resolution with key suppliers where required. Supplier Management •Develop close business relationships with supplier’s key senior figures. •Maintain frequent communication with supplier’s and perform regular visits to key supplier’s facilities. •Execute supplier management programs with key suppliers including the development of performance metrics (Spend/Saving Tracker, KPI's, SLA's, etc.), performance goals and improvement initiatives. •Monitor and report on supplier performance and compliance. •Proactively promote and reinforce ABC Corp’s QHSE standards and work closely with suppliers to ensure the highest standards are maintained. Job Requirements Education • Minimum Bachelors Degree or equivalent in Supply Chain Management, Business Management or Engineering. •Formal PSCM certifications are an asset but not essential (E.G. CIPs). Experience •10+ years procurement experience in the Oil & Gas industry including previous experience in the development and execution of Category Strategies. •Extensive experience with sourcing and negotiating contracts for referenced commodities with a sound technical knowledge of such commodities. •Extensive experience working for leading Oil & Gas EPCI companies on projects of note and considerable size. •Previous experience working for manufacturers of the referenced commodities would be advantageous but not essential. •Understanding of stakeholder management and supplier relationship management. Skill Set •The ability to formulate and articulate a strategy and business case for the category. •Strong analytical capability. •Effective negotiator (commercial and contractual). •Ability to communicate and influence at all levels. •The Category Manager is expected to take ownership for the category’s success and be able to lead and influence to deliver the desired results. •Excellent written and oral communication skills and fluency in English. •High degree of computer literacy (Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc.). •Technical understanding of respective commodities. •Proactive collaboration approach to working with Suppliers. •High degree of mobility (there will be an element of travel associated with the role).


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