Title:  Procurement Category Manager

Job Purpose

The Procurement Category Manager is responsible for Category planning and execution, including Category scoping, data gathering, and analysis, strategy definition and execution, and vendor performance monitoring

Main Scope/Responsibilities

  • Promote & implement a transformation program with strong communication plan to achieve a structured and resilient Category Management Plan
  • Develop category strategies that maximize value for money and a continuous improvement process
  • Develop, implement, and manage sourcing strategies within a given Category, to meet business objectives
  • Develop bid packages, conduct bidders’ conferences, analyze, and assess proposals, negotiate contract provisions, select/recommend suppliers, write awards, and manage performance of resulting contracts
  • Manage the assessment, selection, and development of strategic suppliers to meet category cost and performance goals
  • Manage suppliers’ relationships, perform root cause analysis and resolutions, develop, and monitor supplier improvement plans
  • Establish a strong network and foster collaboration with key stakeholders including customers, suppliers, and team members
  • Research and benchmark current category market trends and conditions, current & future technologies, supply chain dynamics, product knowledge, customer requirements and supply/demand challenges
  • Be responsible for the procurement of contracts including the management of cost, schedule, and performance parameters. Develop contract specifications, and terms & conditions
  • Maintains supplier performance database and report metrics to Supply Chain management


  • Bac+4/5 
  • Curricula: Business Administration, Engineering, Master degree in Supply Chain Management

Global Experience

  • Minimum of 10-15 years’ experience

Specific Experience in the position

  • 10+ years of proven purchasing experience including but not limited to category management, sourcing, capital purchasing, contract development and negotiations. 
Country/Region:  MA
Job Req ID:  18891

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