Head of Category (Procurement) Head of Category (Procurement)

Job ID: 1355005326
Date Updated:Nov 23, 2023
Recruiter: Faststream Recruitment Group
  • Work City : Shanghai
  • Salary Range : 55,000 - 60,000 CNY /Month
  • No. Hiring : 1
  • Work Experience : ≥10 year(s)
  • Job Type :Full Time
Faststream Recruitment has partnered with a total trusted marine tech company to identify, attract and engage an experienced Head of Category to their team in Shanghai China.

Global Category Management is at the heart of our Supply Chain strategy and is responsible for the end-to-end ownership of Air Delivery & Control.

Key Responsibilities
o Develop and execute a high performing sourcing and procurement strategy for the given category with a goal of delivering supply chain resilience, robustness and diversity.
o Provide customer facing support to the Commercial function, including the development of a commercially deployable portfolio.
o Support the product Management and Development teams to align product strategy with the technology available in the global market.
o Be the voice of the supply chain market in strategy reviews and planning.
o Own the Do/Buy process for the specified category and challenge conventional thinking.
o Provide subject matter expertise for the given category.
o Construct and manage complex, sophisticated commercial arrangements.
o Manage internal demands for support and recognise and respond to priority needs as they arise.
o Maintain a working knowledge of world-class supply chain processes to ensure that existing processes are targeted to attain excellence versus industry benchmarks.
o Participate in the development of functional and company strategic plans and goals, and share the vision both internally and externally.
o Work with the Supply Chain Management and Operational Execution teams to deliver the category outcomes.
o Lead supplier development from a product, cost, quality and delivery perspective.
o Mentor the project and business administration teams in best practice supplier engagement.
o Support QHSE lead to establish standards for QA/QC and HSE across the supply chain.

Skills, Qualifications, Experience & Characteristics
o Minimum of 5 years commercial procurement, or related discipline, experience at a strategic level within the given category.
o Mastery of supplier identification, benchmarking and management.
o Mastery of supply chain and commercial risk management across the full business cycle.
o Mastery of complex, sophisticated and creative supplier negotiations.
o Mastery in Stakeholder management at all levels up to and including Board level with a proven ability to influence stakeholders both internally and externally.
o Skilled in current best practice QHSE requirements.
o Skilled in commercial management within an engineered project-based enterprise.
o Relevant professional qualifications e.g. CIPS and/or engineering in the given category.
o Excellent business standard English written, verbal and presentation skills.

Job highlights
Paid annual leave Transportation allowance Medical & accidental insurance
sourcing and procurement strategy
• Chinese, Native level • English, Native level
  • About us
    Shipping, Maritime and Energy recruitment specialist
    The Faststream Recruitment Group was established in 1999, employs over 100 people and is a global people specialist in Shipping recruitment, Maritime recruitment, and Energy recruitment.

    We operate across three key maritime locations in Europe, Middle-East & Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas, servicing our customers, both candidates and clients, across the world.

    We partner with many of the world's leading employers across the Maritime, Shipping and Energy sectors. Our clients represent a wide range of businesses including ship owners, shipyards, engineers, consultancies, registries, class societies, training providers, equipment suppliers, technology firms, port agencies, law firms and P&I clubs
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