Category Executive (Shipping)

August, 2022

We are looking for an energetic Category Executive for one of our global shipping clients. Reporting to the Head of Procurement, this position will manage specific procurement areas related to high spend and that is critical to the ship’s operation. They will also work on key projects related to innovation to increase efficiency and return on value. The ideal candidate would have a minimum 7 years of relevant experience as purchaser with a Ship Owner or Ship Manager and at least 5 years of specific Category Management experience.

Responsibilities

  • Source new suppliers and service providers as required.
  • Negotiate contracts and agreements.
  • Proactively provide business updates of selected categories: Conduct demand analysis and monitor market trends and new developments.
  • Conduct on-site supplier audits and supplier performance reviews.
  • Track and manage suppliers’ compliance to terms of contracts and agreements.
  • Fostering and managing supplier relationships to secure tangible results.
  • Resolve major supplier disputes.
  • Assessing future needs and requirements with internal stakeholders.
  • Any other duties and responsibilities as directed by the Head of Procurement


Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience as purchaser with a Ship Owner or Ship Manager and at least 5 years of specific Category Management experience.
  • Minimum Degree in Supply Chain/Logistics/Purchasing Management or any related disciplines.
  • Strong knowledge in pricing, product and/or category management,
  • High sense of integrity and resourcefulness
  • Good communication skills – written and spoken English.
  • High level of proficiency in Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Attention to details and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Expected to travel to visit assigned vendors locally or overseas as required.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding!

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