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Category Specialist 121141

Full Time
Jurong East, Singapore
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$4600 to $5500 (Monthly)

Posted 3 months ago

As our Category Specialist, you will be responsible for the end to end Procurement Process, from prequalification to sourcing, selection, negotiation and evaluation of vendors.


  • Responsible for the procurement process: Prequalification, sourcing, selection, negotiation and evaluation of vendors for best purchase price while maintaining the highest level of quality, reliability and service
  • Originate, negotiate, finalize and maintain category contracts and agreements and ensure that vendor contracts are managed in line with the specifications of the Procurement Policies and principles, in order to develop sustainable partnerships with vendors
  • Ensure users obtain the best value in pricing, service quality, technology, delivery and safety competency
  • Regular vendor evaluation, vendor scorecard management and audits
  • Responsible for Buyer’s scope and Oracle Cloud System (OCS) key user
  • Responsible for vetting and ensuring commercial terms & conditions are in compliance with Vopak standards
  • Responsible for identifying opportunities for continuous process improvements to drive cost savings: Identify opportunities for cost reduction to reduce total cost of ownership for all related Opex and Capex spend
  • Involvement in continuous improvement to improve Procurement Process, Department’s Competence and Information Management
  • Implement category strategies to drive cost savings, growth and minimizing supply chain risk
  • Lead in coordination and implementation of all related sustaining, improvement and SHE related Capex projects
  • Responsible for tracking and consolidating internal spend for reporting: Consolidate and Manage internal spend and vendor base
  • Understand sourcing requirements, develop strategy and plan for category spend and vendor base
  • Manage percentage savings for identified Influenceable Opex spend, for all related sustaining, improvement and Capex spend
  • Manage increase in spend influence and spend under framework contract
  • Ensure consolidation and reporting of such spend and potential savings for management reporting


  • At least 5 years of relevant Buyer’s scope, Contract Management, Supply Management and Negotiation, preferably in a similar industry, and at least 3 years’ experience in procurement, sales, business development, project management, plant operations, or product supply
  • Degree in Supply Chain/Business/Engineering or related studies
  • Strong commercial awareness and experience of Contract Law
  • Proven experience in contract negotiations & vendor management
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills
  • Analytical and decisive with high initiative
  • A quick-learner, a good team player as well as possess the aptitude to work well independently
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in MS Office application and ERP system
  • Fluent spoken & written English

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