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Category Lead


Job Purpose

To support development and implementation of sourcing and procurement strategies for support unit.


•    Support development and implementation of sourcing and procurement strategies, including Category Management Plans where applicable 
•    Lead sourcing activities in relation to category and stakeholder requirements 
•    Develop content management strategy for designated categories
•    To manage the procurement of parts to support maintenance, repair, operation and refurbishment activities of Business units.
•    To manage the procurement of major train components and line replaceable units
•    To manage the procurement of assigned indirect categories as required in support of the business unit
•    To act as the business partner for the Project business unit by understanding needs and ensure their requirements are reflected in tenders
•    To develop system support requirements and tools in support of vendor and contract management 
•    Conduct and report on analysis of expected vs. actual outcomes ensuring service levels are met and assisting the business in ensuring service level issues are remediated 

Qualifications & Work Experience

•    Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, Computing or related fields. Relevant logistics or procurement certification is an advantage. 
•    2 – 3 years of related experience in a category management role would be an advantage.
•    Work experience in the public transport industry would be an advantage. 
•    Ariba, SAP knowledge (MPR functionality) and SAP qualification is an advantage. 
•    Experience with financial institution regulatory requirements and risk management expectations related to outsourcing and vendor management is an advantage.
•    Expert negotiation/influencing skills with demonstrated ability to influence negotiated outcomes required.
•    Strong analytical and problem solving skills grounded in continuous quality improvement required.
•    Proven ability to plan and perform and have been involved in technical work presenting new or regularly changing problems, work from broad instruction, deal with complex factors not easily evaluated.
•    Excelled interpersonal skills with proven ability to develop and maintain effective vendor, business partner, and regulatory relationships, influence decisions and collaborate effectively across the organization required. 
•    Proven ability to review, monitor, and recommend amendments to contracts and implement business processes to manage against contractual obligations required.
•    Extensive spread sheet analysis (Excel preferably with course certification) and strong mathematical abilities.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

About SMRT Corporation

SMRT Corporation Ltd (SMRT) is a public transport services provider. Our primary business is to manage and operate train services on the North-South Line, the East-West Line, the Circle Line, the new Thomson East-Coast Line and the Bukit Panjang Light Rail Transit. This is complemented by our bus, taxi and private hire vehicle services. 

An exciting and rewarding career is waiting for you at SMRT. Join us and embark on a journey that matters. You Matter – we take care of you and your well-being. Your Work Matters – your ideas and contributions work towards building the future of our transport system and create positive impacts to the community. Your Development Matters – we offer diverse careers and learning opportunities for our people to grow you to the fullest of your potential.

Come onboard the SMRT journey today.

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Respect, Integrity, Service & Safety, Excellence


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