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Procurement Category Lead (Manager) - Raw Materials

Why Should You Apply For The Job


  1. Work in established and progressive prominent conglomerate company in Malaysia.
  2. Great career exposure and development.

Job Description


  1. Raw materials/ key commodities expert to identify market leaders and trends while conducting ongoing research and recommends new and upcoming category initiatives that exceed internal customers’ wants and expectations.
  2. Deliver value through effective and efficient category, sourcing, negotiation and contracting activities aligned with the company policies, procedures and regulatory requirements.
  3. Ensure team performed relevant due diligence processes and secure required approvals.
  4. Ensure team comply with Local Content obligations and incorporated into the procurement decisions as required.
  5. Must operate cross-functionally with Operations, Finance, IT, and other related departments to support bottom-line cost.
  6. Set and meet KPI objectives and targets for savings, turnaround time and supply security.
  7. Applies and implements SCM (Supply Chain Management) standards, tools, and processes in a multi-business organization.
  8. Meet regularly with critical suppliers for discussion on performance, planning, pricing, and future development activities.
  9. Lead internal cross-functional efforts to identify and quickly implement cost-reduction activities.
  10. Coordinate efforts of inter-company sourcing teams focused on reducing cost through utilizing purchasing leverage, standardization, technology changes, and overall market knowledge.
  11. Ensure that all other duties set by the line manager is being completed in a timely manner.



  1. Proven experience in direct/indirect procurement with demonstrated successful career path.
  2. Strong acumen of indirect categories, supply markets, strategic sourcing principles, contract and supplier management.
  3. Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible procurement, supply chain, commercial, contract development, or contract management experience required.
  4. 5 years SAP or other ERP system background is desirable.
  5. Possesses good experience and/or knowledge in raw materials or key commodities such as cement, coal, clinker etc. 

About The Company


About our client: 

Our client is the largest conglomerate and public listed company in Malaysia.



About TalentTag Recruitment:

TalentTag Recruitment is a recruitment division of Agensi Pekerjaan ELS Sdn Bhd (808430-P and JTKSM 076A) (“ELS”). ELS is an award-winning recruitment firm with more than a decade of proven track record in recruitment. In 2019, ELS took home the Gold Prize for “The Best Executive Search Firm of HR Vendors of the Year Awards 2019”.


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