Category Manager

Job title: Category Manager
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Salary: $80,000 - $100,000
Reference: PR/081259
Contact details: Miriam Deliva
Contact email:
Job published: October 19, 2021 08:55
Our client is an established MNC chemical manufacturer that develops the world’s most innovative and effective products in animal health. They are now looking for a Category Manager to join their expanding team due to exponential business growth.

In this role, the Category Manager will perform the following duties:
  • Portfolio management of key suppliers and contract manufacturers; taking into account their operational and financial performance
  • Work closely with the supply chain, technical and financial departments to deliver on key performance targets and objectives ensuring compliance and adherence is maintained across all relevant departments
  • Oversee new product introduction and launch
  • Participate in continuous business improvisation
  • Maintain and build relationship with key stakeholders and supplier network
  • Develop and manage dispute resolution process between CMO and company
  • Develop solutions to commercial or operational issues
  • Lead cross functional plant teams virtually to ensure team productivity, scorecard metric attainment on Supply Quality, Safety and Pricing
  • Contract and pricing negotiation
  • Lead business review meetings (as required)

  • Driven, self-starter, capable of working autonomously
  • Experience in managing stakeholders, third party relationships and COGS across APAC
  • Experience of Pharmaceutical manufacturing process and operations
  • Client relationship management and negotiation skills
  • Supply chain management experience
  • Experience in regional business development in CMO industry
  • Collaborative work approach, capable of coaching and managing virtual plant team
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong communications skills – written and verbal
  • Bachelor’s degree – preferably in any related engineering, operations, supply chain field

Additional requirements – preferred but not essential
  • Project management or procurement qualifications
  • Certification within agile methods
  • Fluent in Japanese or Chinese
Attractive opportunity for ambitious candidate to make the role work their own. Established MNC within chemical sector. Great package.

Location: Singapore & regional countries within Asia

Candidates who require a work pass need not apply.

If you're interested in applying please send your CV directly to Miriam Deliva at

EA: JAC Recruitment Pte. Ltd.
EA Licence: 90C3026
EA Personnel: R21102650
EA Personnel Name: Miriam Deliva

Please note: only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.