Lead Category Manager

Lead Category Manager

Oracle
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
8-11 years
Not Specified

Job Description


Preferred Qualifications
Lead Category Manager,  Contingent Workforce Program - :  Global Strategic Procurement
Organization Name:  Global Procurement, Contingent Workforce Program
Department Description: 
The Global Procurement organization delivers sourcing, supplier management, and contract negotiation services to optimize spend and mitigate risk for Oracle.  The department operates a Contingent Workforce Program (CWP) to manage the policy, process, and technology required to recruit, on-board, and maintain non-billable contractors at Oracle.  The CWP includes multiple staffing agencies to obtain competitive rates and a Vendor Management System (VMS) that Oracle employees use to submit non-billable contractor requirements to approved staffing agencies.
Responsibilities:
The Lead Category Manager, CWP %26ndash; Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is a regional role and includes (but is not limited to) the following responsibilities:
Responsible (but not limited to) for managing Contingent Labor /External Contractor Spend
Managing the relationships with Oracle%26rsquo;s suppliers and internal stakeholders
Building and maintaining strong relationships with staffing agencies, suppliers, and other external stakeholders
Building and maintaining strong relationships with the Global Procurement Contracts Team and various internal business units
Working with internal business partners/stakeholders to drive greater adoption of the CWP
Identifying, proposing, and implementing business process improvements and VMS enhancements
Enforcing corporate policies and monitoring activities to ensure that policy objectives are met
Educating internal employees and business partners on corporate policies and procedures
Providing Training to internal stakeholders or procurement team members.
Negotiating and/or reviewing purchase transactions and associated supplier agreements of varying complexity and for various services to mitigate risk and ensure compliance with Oracle%26rsquo;s guidelines
Reviewing and dispositioning or managing integration of supplier agreements inherited from Merger and Acquisition (M%26amp;A) activities.
Managing regional/global projects and drafting business summaries and/or executive approval requests
Leading and Conducting/executing high-dollar sourcing activities including RFI%26rsquo;s, RFQ%26rsquo;s, and RFP%26rsquo;s
Analyzing spend trends to identify cost savings opportunities and achieving cost savings as per agreed yearly savings targets.
Qualifications:
5 %26ndash; 8 years of relevant work experience and a BS/BA/BE/MBA degree or equivalent
Fluency in Mandarin language skills are required
Japanese language skills are desirable
A confident, self-motivated individual with good communication skills is desired to compliment a dynamic team and quickly assume various responsibilities and projects.
Specific experience in the field of staffing and/or contingent labor helpful. Global experience shall be preferred.
Procurement experience including sourcing, cost/price analysis, negotiations, contracting, and supplier management
Strong proficiency in Procurement concepts, strategies and tools is desirable
Highly cultivated interpersonal skills and a proven ability to build relationships with and influence individuals both up and down the organizational hierarchy
Excellent oral and written communication skills and a proven ability to work effectively with both internal and external stakeholders on a regional, global, and/or virtual basis
Candidate must be confident, self-motivated, and driven to deliver business results including cost savings
Candidate must also have strong organizational skills and be comfortable multi-tasking in a fast-paced, dynamic, deadline-driven environment
Strong analytical, critical thinking, problem solving, and negotiation skills.
Previous experience working in MSP environment is desirable.
VMS knowledge is an advantage.
Customer service %26quot;attitude
Location:
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
 
Detailed Description and Job Requirements
Responsible for obtaining materials, components, equipment, and services while ensuring the best quality at the best value.
As a member of Oracle%27s International Electronic eBusiness Center, you will consolidate, negotiate and manage a regional supply base. interface between our regional subsidiaries, suppliers, and/or Corporate Finance team. Place, expedite, and status orders daily in accordance with Oracle%27s Global Purchasing/Finance policy. Monitor the cost, schedule, and scope of assigned standard and nonstandard contracts. Manage supplier invoice holds. Analyze global spending trends and recommend cost saving opportunities. Identify, propose and initiate implementation of process efficiencies/improvements. May provide feedback to Product Development on product usability. May assist in training of new buyers and end users.
Leading contributor individually and as a team member, providing direction and mentoring to others. Work is non-routine and very complex, involving the application of advanced technical/business skills in area of specialization. Extensive commodity knowledge, excellent written and oral communication, customer service, computer and negotiation skills, and ability to multitask. 8 year experience and BS/BA degree or equivalent.

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