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IT Category Manager

Up to US$145000 per annum
08 May 2018


IT Category Manager
Petroplan is looking to hire an IT Category Manager for a major Oil and Gas Company in the Houston, Texas area.
Under broad direction, responsible for managing all of or a subset of commodities within a category consisting of several commodity groups, prioritizing initiatives, managing the implementation of the category strategy and supplier agreements, determining category and sub-category strategies, managing suppliers and their contracts, and measuring cost and benefits.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for market intelligence and category analysis by assessing external market conditions, identifying risk, and developing effective cost reduction models.
  • Must possess excellent project management, change management, collaboration, communication, contract/negotiations, and risk management skills in order to successfully coordinate supplier relationships and major commercial decisions across a diverse set of stakeholders.
  • Leads the business through decision making and champions opportunities to make necessary improvements.
  • Manages a team of Category Specialists and Buyers.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering, or related field.
  • 5 years of experience in supply chain, field operations and/or project management.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in IT category.
  • Prior leadership experience.
  • Strong communication skills with experience interfacing with various internal stakeholders.
  • Expert negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Strong understanding of sourcing process.
  • Experience in contract generation.

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website