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Category Lead (Procurement - IT & Telecom)

Date: Jan 11, 2018

Location: Singapore, 04, SG

Company: Goodyear

Goodyear. More Driven.


Job Description


  • Supports the development of the global IT & Telecom category sourcing strategy
  • Executes regional (Asia-Pacific) sourcing strategies in alignment with overall category strategy. Leads contract negotiations varying in complexity with local (in-country), cross-border (regional), and global scope
  • Provides regional market information on the commodity, current and projected requirements, and information on current regional category performance
  • Becomes intimate with the local and regional business arrangements currently in place for acquiring IT & telecommunication goods and services
  • Understands and communicates key drivers for the organization, including current challenges, constraints etc
  • Develops a network of relationships with suppliers, internal customers including purchasing professionals
  • Develops relationships with suppliers focused on total cost of ownership, advantaged supply chain, innovation and continuous process improvement
  • Contributes to measuring procurement success, including savings and contractual measured which create added value for the organization


Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's Degree in Procurement, Supply Chain, Engineering, Business or related field
  • MBA or Master's Degree in a related field; CPSM certification an advantage
  • 3-5 years of experience in Procurement, Supply Chain or related Operational function reequired
  • Previous strategic sourcing experience required, preferably in indirect or specific to IT and Telecom
  • Cross-border/international expereince ina multi-cultural environment is a plus
  • Has experience in leading project teams and solid background in core procurement processes, strategic sourcing concepts, contracting and negotiation tactics
  • Has strong negotiation, financial/statistical analysis, organizational  and Microsoft Excel skills
  • Proficient in English and has strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledgeable in SAP (ERM, SRM, Ariba)


Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 65,000 people and manufactures its products in 47 facilities in 21 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to


This role will be based at Goodyear Singapore Tyres with office address at  APICO Industrial Building #02-00, 39 Changi South Avenue 2, Singapore 486352. 





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