Senior Manager , Category Management Business Specific

Date:  23-Sep-2022

Bangalore, KA, IN, 560066

Custom Field 2:  Suez Water Technologies and Solutions PvtLtd
Category:  Sourcing Staff
Custom Field 1:  5292

Around the globe, we help cities and industries manage, optimize and make the most of their resources. We provide an array of solutions related to water, energy and materials to promote a cleaner more sustainable world for all of us.

The collective expertise and passion of our people, combined with a broad portfolio of over 10,000 technologies, makes us uniquely positioned to deliver solutions that positively impact the environment. Come be part of something special - start your journey today! 

As a Global Procurement Function, we live by, and execute to as a competitive advantage for SUEZ WTS by unlocking true potential of our talent, investing in digital enablement and building holistic strategic partnerships that will sustainably serve our customers, communities and environment.


The Global Category Manager will report into Suez WTS’ Category Management function, & will be responsible for developing, validating and implementing the global Procurement strategy for the category. In this role, the Global Category Manager will work with Procurement Project/Product Leaders, Regional Category Leader, Technology, and Supply Chain Leaders.


Specific responsibilities:

  • Key Initiatives:
    • Defines a Global Category Strategy for assigned Categories that drives continuous improvement within the Category and benefits to the business
    • Develops/Manages Preferred Supplier Network, Strategic Suppliers – Expectation setting with suppliers w.r.t. Cost transparency, Index based pricing & securing spend via contracting.
    • Sole source mitigation is a key priority for this category – Supply market analysis to evaluate supply capability & fit. Present recommendations to internal stakeholders/management & secure buy-in.
    • Define Contracting Strategy and lead Supplier Negotiations
    • Drives Cash Improvements across assigned Categories
    • Create project pipeline for cost optimization projects
    • Supplier innovation – identify latest technology advancements, product substitutions in the industry that allow over all lowest TCO to the business
    • Forecast accuracy – Accountability for projecting Market impact for the category & delivering category contribution towards market mitigation & material deflation ideas. Closely manage execution timelines and category deliverables.
  • Influence & Change Management:
    • Understand P&L business needs & collaborate with internal stakeholders to deliver category value to the business.
    • Obtain agreement of the strategy from all business stakeholders and publishes it for all users to access​
  • Facilitative Leadership:
    • Reports to Leadership on Market Trends and Category Performance​
    • Responsible to maintain ongoing dialog with the regional procurement teams, regional category managers, and project procurement leaders on key supplier issues​


Who are we looking for?

SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions is seeking a thoughtful, dedicated professional with the right skillsets, mindset, and behaviour to contribute to the continued evolution of our Global Procurement function.  The ideal candidate will be a thought leader, capable of developing and implementing innovative Procurement strategies, with a track record of delivering enterprise wide financial and non-financial results on sustainable basis in a matrix environment.  Success in this role will require the ability to work in collaboration with a wide array of SUEZ internal stakeholders to identify, execute and monitor Procurement initiatives.


Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college
  • A minimum of 12 years of experience in Category/Supplier Management, Purchasing, Production Control, Engineering, Product or Project management
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in the above category
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time  

We offer competitive compensation and benefits working in a dynamic environment with challenging projects and training provided to ensure your success.

We realize diverse teams make smarter decisions, deliver better results, and build stronger communities. We’re an organization that champions diversity and inclusion at every level and are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace!