SABIC Senior Manager, Regional Category Management in Singapore / Shanghai, China

Position Title Senior Manager, Regional Category Management

Auto Req ID 8759BR

Relocation Assistance No

Region/Pole Asia Pacific

Job Purpose & Responsibilities People Management

  • Lead a team of regional category managers by developing and implementing a regional sourcing strategy, plan and budget.

Regional Category Strategy

  • Develop and implement multi-year category strategies including Regional Direct Material, Business Services and Technical Goods and Services in delivering value creation, lowest total cost of ownership and highest customer satisfaction.

  • Diligent management of all regional category spend.

  • Source and qualify new suppliers and manages existing supplier relationships in support of regional categories.

  • Device and execute supplier strategy in support of New Product/Services Introduction not otherwise within global category teams scope.

  • Coordinate cross functional projects teams on multiple sites for the specific categories.

  • Identify and actively drive (continuous improvement) for regional leverage opportunities across region and SBUs to optimize global value creation.

  • Optimize overall cost position and realize savings in procurement portfolio and vendor base based on trends, benchmarking and analysis and negotiations.

  • Set and implement pricing framework and guidelines for set of categories.

  • Negotiate with current and new suppliers serving the region.

  • Develop, drive and steer supplier innovation.

  • Responsible for contract compliance and adherence to internal and external policies and regulations.

  • Regional focal point for the rollout and implementation of global and regional category plans that create significant value for the business.

Regional Procurement Operations Internal Customer Engagement

  • Obtain stakeholder alignment and service level expectations to understand stakeholder vision and objectives and derive strategic directives for procurement in order to develop regional category strategy in-line with business objectives by acting as a supply market expert.

  • Develop and deploy APAC Procurement process capabilities in support of requirements.

  • Advocate for the benefit of the region in Global Procurement activities.

  • Understand and challenge regional internal demand, specifications and cost budgets and set directions for improvements with Site and Business Managers.

  • Collaborate with Global Procurement Services Policy Compliance organization in supporting compliance to global policies and procedures across the region including EHSS and compliance to regional legislation.

Emerging Market Sourcing (EMS) Charter and Development Leadership

  • Lead global strategic charter cross functional team towards achieving SABICs EMS global target of 2% increase per year.

  • Develop EMS supply market intelligence including EMS candidates, capabilities and potential SABIC application/business impact.

  • Gather competitive intelligence in the EMS space for Sourcing excellence in cost, performance and supply innovation.

  • Create a platform for EMS supplier innovations that will support SABIC value creation in either new competitive product performance features or reduction in product cost.

Country China


City Singapore / Shanghai


Weve always believed that it takes special people to make a difference. They need ingenuity, brilliance and the freedom to turn their ideas into reality. At SABIC, this is our culture. We find open-minded, gifted and questioning people. Then we create the conditions for their talent to flourish: fulfilling work environments, state-of-the-art technology and the empowerment they need. So when you work for SABIC, youre the person who can find new solutions and possibilities that change the world for the better.

At SABIC, we know that our success depends on your success. Were committed to nurturing your talent, to help you achieve both your career ambitions and life goals. Weve created tailored training and development programs for our employees which are among the best in the petrochemical industry. This is not a job where you dream about the weekend. This is a job where you dream about how you can change things for the better, for everyone. And this is a company where your dreams can be realized, where your ideas can be made reality, and where what you make can make a difference.

SABIC is a global leader in chemicals headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. From making cars and planes more fuel-efficient, to helping conserve the worlds water supply and enabling colorful smartphone cases, we find solutions to the challenges of today to help our customers achieve their ambitions and build a better tomorrow.

Operating in the Americas since 1987, SABIC employs over 5,000 people and operates from 17 office locations and 17 manufacturing sites and technology and innovation centers in Exton, PA; Houston, TX; Mt. Vernon, IN; and Selkirk, NY.

SABIC is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and as such will not discriminate in its employment practices, including recruiting and hiring practices, based on a persons race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

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