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Regional Category Manager at OCI N.V.

Regional Category Manager

OCI N.V. Houston, TX Full-Time


Manage one or more categories

-         Performing supply market research / identifying possible new suppliers

-         Developing and continuously finetuning of category strategy by

o  Analyze internal business need (by using info of right stakeholders)

o  Define external supply market possibilities

o  Identify potential added value within category (e.g. cost savings or green supply)

o  Agree on approach to capture that added value

-         Implementing category strategy (after approval by stakeholders) w.r.t. sourcing and framework contract management

Source one or more categories

-         Creating program of requirements (PoR, also known as Scope of Work (SOW))

-         Developing and executing sourcing strategy

o  Set selection and awarding criteria to assess suppliers and their proposals

o  Develop RFP’s and supplier long list

o  Assess proposals

o  Negotiate with suppliers

-         Create framework contracts

Implement and manage framework contracts

-         Register, implement, and manage framework contracts (or - in some cases - delegating this to someone else)

-         Monitor usage of and compliance with framework contracts

o  Internally, e.g. monitoring / approving off-contract spend of stakeholders

o  Externally, e.g. monitoring supplier performance and developing suppliers

-         Manage supplier relationships (related to categories and framework contracts), including preparing and executing QBR’s with strategic suppliers

-         Contribute to the realization of profitable business opportunities within OCI that require tailor-made solutions within one or more categories (e.g. transportation solution for certain products)

Set up and lead a category team

-         Select the right team members (also outside of Procurement, i.e. cross-functional)

-         Lead the team according to plan

Influence stakeholders (outside Procurement)

-         Inform stakeholders

-         Get alignment

-         Get approval for category strategy

Improve continuously

-         Contribute to annual Procurement plan (suggestions for as well as execution of)

o  Report progress, planning, risks and issues during execution

-         Improve the process (sourcing and related processes)

-         Benchmark across OCI entities and with other companies


Bachelors’s degree in Business Administration or Engineering required (preferably with SCM or Procurement as major)

Knowledge / experience in category management and sourcing required, at least 5 years, preferably at international company

Project management skills required (for managing sourcing projects)

(Supplier) contract management skills required

Subject matter expertise required in categories that are relevant for OCI

Recommended Skills

  • Business Administration
  • Category Management
  • Cost Reduction
  • Market Research
  • Procurement Management
  • Project Management
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