Job Vacancy Category Manager Procurement, Professional Services SABIC

Job title: Category Manager Procurement, Professional Services

Company: SABIC

Job description: Job Purpose & Responsibilities

Category Manager Procurement, Professional Services

Position ID: 70238370

Org Unit: Procurement

Location: Selkirk or Mt. Vernon

Explore what Matters

A career at SABIC provides you with an opportunity to leave a lasting positive impact to the world and yourself. From excellent health and well-being benefits to our comprehensive learning programs. We offer a wide range of benefits and offerings that recognize that our people have unique motivations and ambitions. It’s all about matching what matters to you with what matters to us. Let’s explore what matters!

As one of the world’s largest diversified chemical companies, we activate the power of human capital to address society’s future challenges. Through partnerships, we enable life-saving medical innovations and help fight world hunger. We are driving the circular economy for the benefit of communities and our planet through sustainability initiatives, such as our TRUCIRCLE™ portfolio. Our success is built upon the collective excellence of our 32,000 employees in 50+ countries. Our values – Inspire, Engage, Create, and Deliver – are the foundation of our success. To learn more about these and how we strive to Be the Impact, click .

Our purpose is “Chemistry that Matters”. This is what drives us to do what we do. “Chemistry” goes beyond applying science and technology to enhance the supply of essential materials to the world. It is how we work, to build long-lasting relationships of trust. “What Matters” is making a meaningful impact for the world – through the customers and communities we collaborate with, so that we succeed and grow together.

It is all about matching what matters to you with what matters to us. Let us explore this together!

For an overview of our work culture and benefits, click .

Job Summary

America Indirect Category Manager is responsible for the regional strategies and procurement of all assigned categories. Business Service Categories may include, but are not limited, to Treasury, Finance, HR/Benefits, Staffing, Consulting and other ‘back office’ areas, IT and Telecommunications. Regional geography include Canada, USA, Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil with growth aspirations.

How You Can Be the Impact

  • Create and execute the Regional Procurement Strategy for company’s approach to the market that captures the business needs and maximizes SABIC leverage in terms of value and synergies within the region.
  • Collaborate with global and other regional procurement category managers in developing and implementing AMR strategies and sourcing efforts that support Company profitability and growth, thus resulting in a positive impact to overall SABIC bottom line.
  • Lead strategy creation, approach to market, contract creation, negotiation and implementation for all assigned categories/suppliers with value creation for the company as the expectation.
  • Assess business requirements, qualify service providers, conduct competitive tenders, evaluate offers, award and negotiate contracts through efficient and effect category and contract management practices.
  • Develop business cases and ‘should cost’ models for identified scopes; identify and utilize appropriate market intelligence in the analysis, document benefits & value creation, collaborate with the business to understand current & future spend, and agree on the critical success factors and business challenges for each strategy & contract.
  • Challenge existing business concepts and sole/single source situations that arise.
  • Drive continuous improvement efforts for AMR strategies and contracting activities through effective business relationships to ensure compliance with policy and procedures.
  • Lead the change management process engaged supply base which leverages supplier innovations to ultimately meet business needs. Monitor upcoming trends in the market to anticipate new requirements. Liaise with other regional/global teams to ensure development and leverage of global suppliers.
  • Enable and champion the compliance mind set through a do-it-right-the-first-time frame of business – lead by example regarding all facets of compliance to legislation, standards and company requirements.
  • Minimize overall risks through conformance with Procurement Policy, upholding EHSS standard and code of ethics with business partners.
  • Segment supplier base and routinely schedule and review via post contract management, the suppliers’ KPI performance to ensure expectations are met and value is attained.

What Matters to SABIC

  • BA/BS in Supply Chain Management (Procurement), Business Administration, Finance, Engineering (preferably Chemical, Industrial or Mechanical), Industrial Management or Economics or equivalent industry experience in Procurement with 6+ years’ experience in procurement related roles
  • Ability to create, develop, define, challenge and execute procurement strategies related to global & regional scope and complexityEffective communication skills across all business levels, sites, x-national and cross-functional organizations
  • Independently & proactively create plans and deliver results in a complex internal & external environment
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Create should cost models and utilize market intelligence to identify and support strategies
  • Lead educational awareness & compliance sessions – set the example concerning policies, procedures, system usage and best practices in the areas of Supply Management, Procurement, and supplier qualifications
  • Strong contract knowledge
  • Must possess high level of quantitative, analytical and conceptual skills
  • Ability to build, lead and coach teams and foster business relationships with and without direct authority
  • Strong cultural awareness and diversity appreciation
  • Fluent in English with Spanish and Portuguese a plus
  • Knowledge of SABIC products/services; specific content experience within any SBU a plus
  • Skilled in ERP system usage, specifically SAP

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must submit your application for employment online to be considered. Please submit your resume using the “Apply Now/Apply” option on this page.
  • You must be 18 years or older
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work for SABIC in the United States on a full-time basis.

Work Availability

Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this position. Applicants must be regularly available and willing to during assigned hours of operation and such other hours as the company determines are necessary or desirable to meet business needs




Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must submit your application for employment online to be considered. Please submit your resume using the apply online option on this page.
  • You must be 18 years or older
  • You must be willing to take a drug test as part of the selection process
  • You must be willing to submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process
  • You must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States

Functional Work Area




We’ve always believed that it takes special people to make a difference. They need ingenuity, brilliance and the freedom to turn their ideas into reality. At SABIC, this is our culture. We find open-minded, gifted and questioning people. Then we create the conditions for their talent to flourish: fulfilling work environments, state-of-the-art technology and the empowerment they need. So when you work for SABIC, you’re the person who can find new solutions and possibilities that change the world for the better.

At SABIC, we know that our success depends on your success. We’re committed to nurturing your talent, to help you achieve both your career ambitions and life goals. We’ve created tailored training and development programs for our employees which are among the best in the petrochemical industry. This is not a job where you dream about the weekend. This is a job where you dream about how you can change things for the better, for everyone. And this is a company where your dreams can be realized, where your ideas can be made reality, and where what you make can make a difference.

SABIC is a global leader in chemicals headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. From making cars and planes more fuel-efficient, to helping conserve the world’s water supply and enabling colorful smartphone cases, we find solutions to the challenges of today to help our customers achieve their ambitions and build a better tomorrow.

Operating in the Americas since 1987, SABIC employs over 5,000 people and operates from 17 office locations and 17 manufacturing sites and technology and innovation centers in Exton, PA; Houston, TX; Mt. Vernon, IN; and Selkirk, NY.

SABIC is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and as such will not discriminate in its employment practices, including recruiting and hiring practices, based on a person’s race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

Disclaimers (USA):

SABIC is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of SABIC about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at SABIC via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of SABIC; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by SABIC as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.

Expected salary:

Location: Selkirk, NY – Mount Vernon, IN

Job date: Wed, 22 Jun 2022 23:04:57 GMT

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