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Catergory Manager

Explore what Matters

A career at SABIC provides you with an opportunity to leave a lasting positive impact to the world and yourself. From excellent health and well-being benefits to our comprehensive learning programs. We offer a wide range of benefits and offerings that recognize that our people have unique motivations and ambitions. It’s all about matching what matters to you with what matters to us. Let’s explore what matters!


As one of the world’s largest diversified chemical companies, we activate the power of human capital to address society’s future challenges. Through partnerships, we enable life-saving medical innovations and help fight world hunger. We are driving the circular economy for the benefit of communities and our planet through sustainability initiatives, such as our TRUCIRCLE™ portfolio.  Our success is built upon the collective excellence of our 32,000 employees in 50+ countries.  Our values – Inspire, Engage, Create, and Deliver – are the foundation of our success. To learn more about these and how we strive to Be the Impact, click here.


Our purpose is "Chemistry that Matters". This is what drives us to do what we do. "Chemistry" goes beyond applying science and technology to enhance the supply of essential materials to the world. It is how we work, to build long-lasting relationships of trust. “What Matters” is making a meaningful impact for the world – through the customers and communities we collaborate with, so that we succeed and grow together.



It is all about matching what matters to you with what matters to us. Let us explore this together!


For an overview of our work culture and benefits, click here. 





America Indirect Category Manager is responsible for the regional strategies and procurement of all assigned categories.  Business Service Categories may include, but are not limited, to Treasury, Finance, HR, IT, Staffing, consulting and other ‘back office’ areas.  Regional geography include Canada, USA, Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil with growth aspirations.  Responsibilities include:


  • Create and execute the Regional Procurement Strategy for company’s approach to the market that captures the business needs and maximizes SABIC leverage in terms of value and synergies within the region.
  • Collaborate with global and other regional procurement category managers in developing and implementing AMR strategies and sourcing efforts that support Company profitability and growth, thus resulting in a positive impact to overall SABIC bottom line.
  • Lead strategy creation, approach to market, contract creation, negotiation and implementation for all assigned categories/suppliers with value creation for the company as the expectation.
  • Assess business requirements, qualify service providers, conduct competitive tenders, evaluate offers, award and negotiate contracts through efficient and effect category and contract management practices.
  • Develop business cases and ‘should cost’ models for identified scopes; identify and utilize appropriate market intelligence in the analysis, document benefits & value creation, collaborate with the business to understand current & future spend, and agree on the critical success factors and business challenges for each strategy & contract.
  • Challenge existing business concepts and sole/single source situations that arise.
  • Drive continuous improvement efforts for AMR strategies and contracting activities through effective business relationships to ensure compliance with policy and procedures.
  • Lead the change management process engaged supply base which leverages supplier innovations to ultimately meet business needs.  Monitor upcoming trends in the market to anticipate new requirements.  Liaise with other regional/global teams to ensure development and leverage of global suppliers.
  • Enable and champion the compliance mind set through a do-it-right-the-first-time frame of business – lead by example regarding all facets of compliance to legislation, standards and company requirements.
  • Minimize overall risks through conformance with Procurement Policy, upholding EHSS standard and code of ethics with business partners.
  • Segment supplier base and routinely schedule and review via post contract management, the suppliers’ KPI performance to ensure expectations are met and value is attained.


How You Can Be the Impact


  • Ability to create, develop, define, challenge and execute procurement strategies related to global & regional scope and complexity
  • Effective communication skills across all business levels, sites, x-national and cross-functional organizations
  • Independently & proactively create plans and deliver results in a complex internal & external environment
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Create should cost models and utilize market intelligence to identify and support strategies
  • Lead educational awareness & compliance sessions - set the example concerning policies, procedures, system usage and best practices in the areas of Supply Management, Procurement, and supplier qualifications
  • Strong contract knowledge
  • Must possess high level of quantitative, analytical and conceptual skills
  • Ability to build, lead and coach teams and foster business relationships with and without direct authority
  • Strong cultural awareness and diversity appreciation
  • Fluent in English with Spanish and Portuguese a plus
  • Knowledge of SABIC products/services; specific content experience within any SBU a plus
  • Skilled in ERP system usage, specifically SAP


What Matters to SABIC


  • BA in Supply Chain Management (Procurement), Business Administration, Finance, Engineering (preferably Chemical, Industrial or Mechanical), Industrial Management or Economics or equivalent industry experience in Procurement with 5+ years’ experience in procurement related roles
  • Competencies:
  • Effective Communication and Collaboration
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Global Outlook
  • Influencing for Impact


Eligibility Requirements

  • You must submit your application for employment online to be considered. Please submit your resume using the “Apply Now/Apply” option on this page.
  • You must be 18 years or older
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work for SABIC in the United States on a full-time basis.



Work Availability

Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this position. Applicants must be regularly available and willing to work  (e.g. Monday – Friday)] during assigned hours of operation and such other hours as the company determines are necessary or desirable to meet business needs


We are proud to be a diverse and an equal opportunity employer .We are fully committed to a culture of respect and inclusion


Nearest Major Market: Houston