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Global Category Manager - Commercials & Indirect

S.W.I.F.T.
Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
Posted about 19 hours ago Permanent Competitive
Global Category Manager - Commercials & Indirect
About the Role
Introduction: Do you want to make an impact ? are you ready to embark in a transformational procurement journey at SWIFT?
SWIFT is currently reinforcing its Global Sourcing team and is seeking for a Global Category Manager: Commercials and Indirect, who will directly report to the Head of Global Sourcing Commercials and Indirect. The Global Category Manager serves in a pivotal role, leading strategic sourcing engagements across a wide range of business units to enable new business initiatives to launch and scale rapidly. Main spend categories under management may be Facilities, Marketing, Consultancy/ Professional Services, Contractors ,HR ,Travel and Events.

What to expect:
  • Build, develop, implement global strategies for the assigned categories with relevant set of activities in order to meet with the expectations of key stakeholders
  • Have a deep understanding of the markets and its trends
  • Have an understanding of rules and regulations
  • Monitor key market fundamentals for categories, communicate key shifts to internal stakeholders and tailor category strategies accordingly
  • Develop close relationship with internal stakeholders to understand business requirements and support the business
  • Manage the fundamentals of sourcing and supplier engagement activities including Rfx, spend pattern analysis, contract analysis, bid evaluation, negotiations, and supplier consolidation
  • Identify sourcing opportunities by leveraging spend analysis and engage with key stakeholders to consolidate requirements over categories, suppliers and geographies
  • Provide guidance to internal stakeholders on procurement strategies, by preparing and holding business reviews with stakeholders to review vendor performance, future opportunities, and/or challenges
  • Manage supplier relationships, build and manage a network with suppliers
  • Evaluate supplier capabilities, cost structures, risks and partnership approaches
  • Negotiate prices and supplier agreements in accordance to SWIFT business, compliance and legal requirements
  • Collaborate with the Purchase to Pay team to ensure a comprehensive service offering to the business
What will make you successful:
  • University degree with 5+ years of relevant experience with cross categories management responsibilities
  • Proven track record in developing and executing strategic plans, managing complex projects and leading collaborative relationships in a cross-functional team environment
  • Strategic thinking
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Evidence of entrepreneurial spirit and ambition with ability to manage multiple projects
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, creative problem solver & want to get their "hands dirty"
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Customer and team oriented
  • Quality and result oriented
  • Language: English proficiency
To know the team better you may review some of the team members LinkedIn profiles:
Dimitri Lubicz - Head of Global Sourcing Commercials & Indirect at SWIFT (Hiring Manager)
Xavier Maron - Category Manager at SWIFT

What we offer

We put you in control of career
We give you a competitive package
We help you perform at your best
We help you make a difference
We give you the freedom to be yourself

We give you the freedom to be yourself. We are creating an environment of unique individuals - like you - with different perspectives on the financial industry and the world. An environment in which everyone's voice counts and where you can reach your full potential regardless of age, background, culture, colour, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion , or veteran/military status.
Job ID  2022-10441
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