Procurement Category Lead – IT

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Job Description

Strategic sourcing of products and services for all MAF OpCos across all operating countries against a relevant category


  • Developing and delivering the strategic roadmap and annual budget for the relevant category in association with the Business and Head of Procurement
  • Creating and implementing sourcing strategies on a project level in compliance with the legal, internal policies, good practices and business goals
  • Managing and leading sourcing activities for new project development and achieving agreed milestones and key development timelines
  • Leveraging opportunities for consolidation, standardization and scoping to improve costs
  • Analyzing supplier offers and quantifying total costs of ownership (TCO), Meeting or exceeding annual sourcing goals and savings targets for the MAF spend
  • Managing price negotiation and finalization of commercial supply agreements / contracts in close alignment with MAF Legal
  • Analyzing industry and markets to identify and demonstrate emerging trends for business benefits, Mapping, analyzing and interpreting data on current spend patterns, identifying cost drivers and opportunities
  • Actively communicating with the stakeholders across OpCos and developing digital platforms to meet the KPI and SLA set & Regular reporting of sourcing/negotiation strategies and outcome


  • Experience in a large Indirect Procurement organization dealing with multiple sourcing activities covering Technology and IT
  • Experience in negotiating big deals with the big Tech giants including ORACLE, SAP, etc..
  • Experience in Procurement within “Shared Services” is a plus to provide oversight for all procurement RFX process for smooth delivery of shared service operations to procurement category managers
  • In-depth understanding and practiced best-in-class procurement processes, systems and practices
  • Must be capable of assessing legal and business risk when making decisions concerning contractual commitments.
  • Min 7 – 10 years of experience in a similar role and min of 15 – 17 years’ experience in Procurement


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