Category Manager Piping

Offshore & Shipbuilding
Vacancy ID


  • The Category Manager Piping is responsible for the development of the Category strategy in view of increasing company competitiveness and actively participating to business development. The category strategy is a consolidation of:
  • Your technical expertise of the products in your category in liaison with technical stakeholders
  • Your knowledge of the energy market pertaining to your category
  • Your assessment of the capabilities of the key vendors and their sub-vendors in your category including the manufacturing processes, execution and subcontracting model
  • Suitability of the vendors capabilities and their execution model to Product Lines
  • You are in charge of the effective management of strategically important vendors and the efficient global sourcing of key equipment.
  • You help to ensure that projects and operations receive the full benefits of these arrangements by supporting the correct implementation of the procurement strategy on proposals/projects/operations.
  • You develop a long-term relationship with the strategic vendors and seek to continually and jointly improve vendor performance.


  • 15 years experience in Piping Procurement role in any EPCI company or Sales engineer/Project Manager background at Vendors;
  • Piping expert;
  • Commercial Profile - Negotiator - Contractual Negotiation;
  • Full understanding of the O&G Technical Standards for critical steel grades;
  • Strong knowledge of European and Chinese market
  • Construction Site or Manufacturing plant experience would be considered as an advantage.

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