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Title:  Procurement Category Manager - IT, Travel & Entertainment and Professional Services

Job ID:  80038
Country:  Philippines
City:  Taguig City
Professional area:  Procurement
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Taguig City, 00, PH, 0000


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This position will remain open until filled.

Department: Procurement

Location: Taguig City (With visits in Malvar, Batangas)
Reporting to: Cluster Procurement Lead
Role: Permanent



  • The incumbent is responsible for managing procurement activities for the IT/T&E/Professional Services categories within its own cluster for all Philippines entities in addition to supporting Regional organizations with other strategic procurement activities. Works in close collaboration with the global category lead for the appointed category and local management for all other strategic sourcing and contracting initiatives. As well as effective management of local supplier relations. Contributes to the development of assigned category and implements the right procurement strategy in close collaboration with business partners within own cluster. Secures the supply of goods and services required by the organization to the specified quality, service, and cost criteria through the implementation of harmonized and consistent sourcing strategies. Critical success factors encompass the implementation of global category strategies within the cluster. A business partnership mindset is a must.



  • Category Management Strategy
    • The incumbent is responsible for procurement activities of the appointed business category within its own cluster. Rolls-out appropriate strategies set forth by the Global Category Lead provides sound direction for the appointed category and ensures close collaboration with all cluster stakeholders. Works in close collaboration with Global Category Lead/Procurement Cluster Lead to ensure global strategy considers local requirements and that suppliers' list is managed in the most efficient & effective manner for the cluster.
  • Suppliers' Management
    • Identifies and manages regional/local suppliers' pool. Negotiates strategic contracts and ensures optimum and sustainable supply conditions. Recommends timely strategic decisions where relevant to prevent procurement inefficiencies. Ensures sustainability of supply and effective supplier relationship management throughout the supply chain. Demonstrates ability to challenge status quo, proposes and runs projects that will add value to both Procurement and business functions. Provides necessary support to Global or Regional procurement teams for implementation. Supports Global Category Leads to build Innovation & Sustainability strategy with Global suppliers and promotes any ideas that could represent a competitive advantage for JTI.
  • KPIs & Targets
    • Achieves set Procurement negotiation targets and KPIs. Plans and delivers Savings targets. Develops and recommends strategic sourcing plan/decisions. Leads and /or supports supplier bidding processes in close cooperation with respective business partners to ensure the best combination of quality, cost, and service parameters/conditions for products and services are attained. Drives strategy implementation at local and cluster levels for assigned categories and monitors performance. Ensures corrective actions are taken when required. 
  • Business Partnership
    • Focuses on demonstrating the value of Business Partnership, by developing a customer-oriented approach. Aligns strategy with key business partners and ensures it meets Business priorities. Establishes alignment and effective communication among procurement organizations, business partners, and suppliers. Takes preventive actions to avoid supply issues and resolves problems in due time. Assumes responsibilities for additional projects, and tasks as assigned by his/her superior and reflects core behaviors in all aspects of work.
  • Market Intelligence
    • ​​​​​​​Shares Category intelligence, and identifies trends and opportunities. Applies best practices in procurement process management by utilizing the latest models and takes necessary actions for areas of improvement. Conducts supply risk assessments, builds contingency plans, and finds alternative ideas, and solutions in securing the best conditions for the company including extensive market research and proactive sourcing of innovative suppliers. 



  • University degree
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years experience in IT and/or IT Procurement and other category experience.
  • English (business language) another language is an asset
  • Manager with an understanding of IT, Strategic thinking, effective Negotiations, Communication, Interpersonal, Financial analysis, Leadership, Business environment knowledge, Management of internal and external parties, Decision making, identifying and applying efficiencies.
  • MS Office tools and SAP



  • Be covered with medical insurance and HMO upon hiring, with HMO dependent coverage and medicine allowance
  • Receive bonuses and cash allowances such as meal and transport allowance
  • Have access to over 200 company training
  • Well-being programs for employees
  • Opportunities for your career growth
  • Recreational facilities in the office - Videoke, billiard and table tennis
  • Be part of a truly international and diverse company with over 40,000 employees in 130 countries.
  • Experience the culture of an Investors in People certified company
  • Find out why 9 out of 10 employees recommend us to a friend.
  • Understand why 9 out of 10 employees say they feel free to be themselves.



  • Thank you very much for your interest in the role. You are welcome to apply.
  • We will make sure every candidate will receive a reply within 2 weeks after the application deadline.​​​​​​​

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