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Category Manager Drilling and Explosives

POSTED: 18 Apr 2023
The incumbent will provide direct output support to the VP: Global Category through establishment and maintenance of an effective global commodity strategy for drilling and explosives to assist in moving the portfolio to the lowest quartile of cost.

  • Bachelor’s qualification, preferably in Business, Commercial, Supply Chain, Engineering, Business, Economics, Finance, or Accounting.
  • Post Graduate Qualification in relevant field is strongly preferred.
  • 5 to 10 years of Experience in global supply value chain environment.
  • Sourcing and Procurement Project Management Skills.
  • Knowledge of business processes EOI/RFI/RFP within company such as Business Improvement/Safety/ERP.
  • Financial acumen and background.
  • Strong track record in business improvement and change management.

  • Execution of strategic sourcing activities for Globally managed commodities across various regions, including various global suppliers.
  • Drive supplier management strategies and negotiations at senior management levels.
  • Manage suppliers to ensure sustainable delivery according to sites Supply and Demand planning.
  • Ensure and manage compliance to overall supply chain governance, policies and procedures (i.e.), safety and sustainability.
  • Ensure sufficient interface with key stakeholders when developing and communicating commodity strategies (e.g.), Regional Management teams.
  • Model overall value based on security of supply, Total Cost of Ownership and end user requirements for respective commodity.
  • Utilize market intelligence and strategic sourcing principles to drive realization of benefits.
  • ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) and Localization strategy implementation in contracts
  • Alleviate commodity risks and focus on development of supplier scorecards KPI’s for monitoring and measuring performance.
  • Continuously maintain and refine an effective global commodity strategy.
  • Provide input into the annual budgeting cycle.
  • Manage and ensure responsible sourcing from global suppliers by ethically sourcing products from across the strategic supply base.
  • Supervise subordinates by implementing good management practices.
  • Control costs in terms of approved budget by authorising/rejecting certain expenditure and by generally practicing good operational management.
  • Ensure that optimal staffing levels are maintained.
  • Manage the control and maintenance of all system related to movable assets.
  • Ensure that Audit policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • Provide support to the VP Supply Chain in establishing and maintaining a productive business culture and building, leading and developing an effective and increasingly capable team across the Region.
  • Ensure that the Supply Chain function develops, manages and reports against effective plans and schedules that derive from and support the strategic and business plans.
• Strong analytical and presentation skills.
• Financial modelling skills.
• Good interpersonal skills.
• Good supplier relationship management (SRM) skills.
• Solid planning/organizing skills: capable of managing major projects simultaneously.

Vice President: Global Category Management
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Job Summary

Open Globally

DOE Market Competitive

Company Assistance Provided

Business Services

Samantha Larson
[email protected]


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