Category Lead Buyer - Process

Procurement & Contracts
Offshore & Shipbuilding
Vacancy ID


  • The Category Buyer is responsible for the negotiation and contractualization of long term agreements with Strategic Partners as identified in the Category strategy, with the main objective to increase company competitiveness and security of supply.
  • The category strategy is a consolidation of:
  • Your market knowledge for the targeted products
  • Your commercial acumen and negotiations skills
  • Your expertise in Total Cost of Ownership methodology
  • Your mastery in creating Cost Breakdown models
  • Your good understanding of the products in your category in liaison with technical stakeholders
  • Your assessment of the capabilities of the key vendors and their sub-vendors in your category including the manufacturing processes, execution and subcontracting model
  • You are supporting the Category Manager in the effective management of strategically important vendors and the efficient global sourcing of key equipment.
  • You help to ensure that commercial agreement are matching projects and operations needs and bring benefits such as simplification, competitive prices, manufacturing slots reservation.
  • You support the Category manager in developing a long-term relationship with the strategic vendors.
  • You seek to continually embark lesson learnt into vendor commercial improvement monitoring.


  • Commercial Profile - Negotiator - Contractual Negotiation
  • 10 years experience in Procurement role in EPCI company or Sales engineer/Project Procurement Manager
  • Construction Site or Manufacturing plant experience would be a plus.
  • You have a background in procurement of equipment in offshore or FPSO industry.
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