Category Manager

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Employment: Contract

Job Location – Abu Dhabi
Position – Category Manager
Salary- Open to discuss
Job type- 1 Year and extendable contract

This purpose of the role is to manage the assigned categories and spend to deliver the best value in terms of price / savings, service, supply chain reliability and Local Content objectives - delivered in line with governance, policy &compliance requirements. In addition, liaise with business users to review and challenge work scopes / specifications bringing commercial perspectives on supply market standards and benchmarks.

Responsible for the development of category plans, translating these into sourcing strategies, leading sourcing execution through to contract award and post contract management / supplier relationship management as well as executing the buying & PO processes. Personally leads & delivers high value/complex projects.

• Plan, deliver & update Category Strategies, including demand & supply market analysis, market innovation opportunities, Local Content targets, savings targets & best commercial approaches.
• Develop & maintain Category & Sub-Category level Demand Plans, working with relevant end users, monitor & update plans to track expiring contracts & new requirements.
• Lead the development and execution of Sourcing Strategies, ensuring appropriate work scope challenge and all relevant sourcing levers and commercial options are applied using suitable procurement channels, with Local Content fully considered and using financial analyses / TCO
• Develop & apply Negotiation Strategies & commercial discussions to extract best value.
• Accountable for all spend- tactical and low value procurement through to high value Strategic.
• Ensure Contract Documentation and systems records are accurate, fully reflect all relevant work scopes and commercial terms, utilizing standard contract types where possible.
• Lead effective Contract Management activities for strategic vendors and support the business in Contract Performance Management
• Assist the Head of Procurement by providing all data required to support Supplier Relationship Management strategic meetings.

Education & Experience
• Degree level qualification preferred, CIPS or other relevant professional qualification / certification / membership desirable.
• Experience of working in the aviation industry with Ground Handling Equipment experience is preferred.
• At least 5 years relevant experience in the Category, plus at least 10 years functional experience in PSM roles including Category Management activity, experience of managing teams and developing staff.


The Adecco Group is the world’s leading talent advisory and solutions company. We proudly make a difference in the working lives of 3.5 million people every year. Our culture is entrepreneurial and inclusive, and we are united by our passion for making a difference in the world of work. We work with over 100,000 organizations in 60 countries, enabling their success. We have 35,000 people working with us across more than 60 countries and territories.

Adecco has been rapidly growing in the Middle East since 2008, developing a substantial footprint throughout the region. We work across 250 different clients, Adecco has more than 62 full time employees, working in 4 offices, servicing all countries across the GCC region. We offer Temporary Staffing, Permanent Placement, Executive Search, Assessments, Visa And Payroll, Outsourcing, PRO Solutions customised as per client requirements. Adecco Middle East Head Office is based in Dubai with a branch at Abu Dhabi.

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