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Procurement Category Manager, Asia Pacific M/F

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GEODIS is a Supply Chain Operator ranking among the top companies in its field in Europe and the World. GEODIS, which is part of SNCF Logistics, which in turn is a business line of the SNCF Group, is the number one Transport and Logistics operator in France and ranked number four in Europe. The international reach includes a direct presence in 67 countries and a global network spanning over 120 countries.

Why join us ?

Transport and Logistics form a key sector in the world economy. As a major international player on this sector, GEODIS is geared to full satisfaction of all stakeholders, starting with its workforce, more than 39500 men and women worldwide who share the same values of commitment, innovation, trust, solidarity and passion that form the pillars of GEODIS corporate strategy.  



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Position description

Type of assignment

Full-time Regular


Support function - Procurement

Job title

Procurement Category Manager, Asia Pacific M/F

Position requirements and constraints (working hours…)

There is a need to travel to Singapore for better collaboration when COVID is over.

Job description

The procurement category manager enhances business profitability, ensures sustained competitive advantage, and delivers operational excellence by acquiring services from qualified supply partners (and introduction of new supply partners) at competitive offerings and prices through sensible strategic planning and careful purchasing.

The procurement category manager performs complex technical and strategic activities related to the procurement of services in accordance with business strategy, company policy, customer requirements and regulatory environment. Under limited direction, the procurement category manager will research, evaluate, and procure services based on the Geodis SCO Procurement supplier selection guidelines of (A)ssurance of Supply; (Q)uality of Supply; (S)ervice Level; (C)ost; (I)nnovation and (R)egulatory (AQSCIR).

• Initiates bid/quote process; writes bid specifications & prepares bid forms; manages the bidding process; analyzes bid results; makes recommendations & awards.
• Determines & develops category portfolio strategy; Identifies suitable supply partners based on AQSCIR; always Maintains cooperative supplier working relationships.
• Identify new supply partners and support growth of existing supply partners to fulfil the category / categories requirements. Able to strategically engage supply partners to grow and support our Asia Pacific regional requirements.
• Negotiates prices, contract terms & conditions, service deliverables to meet customer and business objectives.
• Prepares contract documentation; Reviews documentation for completeness, accuracy, risks and formulates implementation and mitigation plans with cross-functional resources.
• Utilizes procurement tools to manage bid/quote process and contract administrative activities.
• Actively participates in key stakeholder & department reviews to understand client/customer needs.
• Stays current with industry & market trends by interviewing suppliers, attending conferences, taking on-site tours, and researching trade journals & publications.

Applicant's profile

• Bachelors Degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Business Administration, or equivalent.
• 5+ years related experience in supplier management and sourcing in the Asia Pacific region.
• Conversant in English with excellent communication and organizational skills.
• Strong analytical skills; Comfortable working with complex data sets and modern systems.
• Capability to quickly learn and interpret complex technical rules, regulations, and requirements.
• Ability to perform work with sound judgement, confidence, accuracy, confidentiality, and promptness.
• Ability to lead a project from conceptualization to implementation and delivery.

• Any Professional Certifications such as Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) / Chartered Institute for Purchase & Supply (CIPS) / Certified Professional Purchasing Consultant (CPPC) or any other similar certifications would be an advantage.
• Any exposure in Pre-sales and Post-sales support of Procurement Services in SCM industry would be an advantage.
• Good working knowledge of Office 365 and Analytical Tools (e.g. Qlik Sense, Power BI, etc.) would be advantages.
• Any Asia-based language proficiency would be an advantage.
• Good communication and presentation skills.
• Collaboration team spirit and experience working in a multicultural environment, across different time zones.

• Asia Pacific Transportation & Last Mile Distribution Market
• Asia Pacific Courier, Express & Parcels (CEP) Market
• Modern Purchasing Methods and Tools
• Business Planning
• Negotiation
• Contract Administration
• Supplier Relationship Management
• Logistics & Supply Chain Operations
• Database Design and Analytics
• Word Processing & Spreadsheets

Working time (%)


Position location

Position place

Asia, Malaysia



Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required


Years of experience in similar position

Confirmed (5 to 10 years of experience)


  • English (Fluent)
  • Chinese (Fluent)

Computer skills

Microsoft Office