AMA Category Manager Steel

AMA Category Manager Steel

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An exciting opportunity exists for a Category Manager Steel to join ABB’s Purchasing and Supply Management Group, where you will be responsible to develop, plan and implement Procurement and Logistic strategy focused on optimizing costs, quality, delivery and reliability of suppliers and supplied products for Steel in Asia. The role is an excellent opportunity to assume a key position role to actively optimize the management of direct material spend for Steel.


The successful incumbent will apply their expertise in contract and price negotiations with internal and external stakeholders in a complex international business environment. You will also support global category Steel sourcing process and participate in the development of global supply agreements for the Steel category.

Main responsibilities include:
• Actively participate in the Global Sourcing Strategy for the Steel category
• Effectively interact with internal customers and external suppliers in Asia region
• Set-up and manage regional and global supplier agreements
• Provide in-depth expertise in the Steel
• Implement and monitor cost reduction programs as well as supplier performance improvement programs
• Create short and long term commodity demand profile and plan with the input from ABB factories in Asia region
• Ensure compliance with contracts and demand profile along the supply chain and drive contract implementation at ABB factories and at sub-tier suppliers.
• Manage quality and delivery risk through supplier selection, vendor development and capacity planning, business continuity planning.


• University Degree in related field
• A minimum 10 years of experience in Strategic Sourcing
• Extensive experience in Tender and Supplier Management
• Ability to effectively plan and manage the deployment of multiples activities and projects under time pressure
• Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
• Good understanding of the dynamics of the Steel industry or equivalent commodity
• Candidates applying for this role must have a good understanding of intercultural sensitivity in a complex cross–organizational and cross–functional environment and have strong leadership skills with the ability to drive change in a matrix environment.

Additional information

ABB’s success is supported by a culture which rewards innovation and encourages new and unique ideas. Located in over 100 countries, we are a truly global company, and pride ourselves in cultivating a diverse and inclusive working environment.

ABB is committed to providing our employees with equal opportunities to:
• Receive competitive packages, excellent development programs, and the ability to work on projects that are making a real difference to the world around us
• Work alongside, and learn from professionals at the forefront of their careers
• Challenge yourself, expand your horizons and grow in your professional career through on the job and external training

Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
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ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner in ABB Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.

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