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25 Apr 2017
Job Opportunity : Category Sourcing Lead (90K - 150K)
Category Sourcing Lead
Our Client
One of the largest international agriculture/ food process companies
Report to
Purchasing Manager


  • Develop & maintain deep expertise in the Ingredients category area, e.g., market dynamics, supplier economics, SRM, etc.
  • Develop detailed understanding of the current subcategory activity e.g., subcategories spend profile, supplier performance, volume forecasts, design specifications.
  • Determine where sourcing can have a greater involvement and drive value; ensure intimate understanding of business needs-coordinate with Global, Regional & Business Strategic Sourcing teams to achieve necessary knowledge of BU requirements and needs.
  • Together with the Regional Category Manager, develop subcategories strategies & drive execution through implementation at the BU level (coordinating with the BU sourcing teams).
  • Lead regional category efforts (engage & coordinate Business Sourcing teams to execute strategies) - e.g., gather spend baseline data, lead negotiations, cascade communication, monitor supplier performance and compliance to regional agreements, etc.
  • Support APAC Category Managers in executing "global" category efforts。
  • Ensure stakeholder engagement across entire sourcing lifecycle (establish responsibility matrix).
  • Maintain ties to appropriate industry groups and conduct ongoing research of industry benchmarks.
  • Manage designated supplier relationships.
  • Establish subcategory KPIs and track performance for subcategory in coordination with Business SS teams.
  • Resolve implementation issues.


  • Bachelor or Master Degree in supply chain, procurement, strategic sourcing, business finance, engineering, or other related degree program.
  • 10 years’ experience in MNC company related degree program.
  • Knowledge of the market, suppliers and cost drivers.