Strategic Procurement Category Manager

  • The Strategic Procurement Category Manager is responsible for managing procurement of assigned category for HP and its customers to meet business requirements, maximize value (reduce cost), and mitigate risk. Primary role is to manage category/subcategory activity, including strategy definition, sourcing, supplier selection, negotiation, and development, and supply base optimization. Also includes definition of procurement policies and processes to achieve objectives.
  • This job is part of the Center of Expertise (COE) of Global Indirect Procurement (GIP).
  • GIP category management and procurement operations are mostly allocated in 3 regional COE's:
  • America in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Europe in Bucharest, Romania
  • Asia in Dalian, China.
  • GIP manages indirect spend of HP Inc. not related to manufacturing or logistics. GIP manages around $4.3B USD in spend, over 55,000 suppliers, over 4,000 contracts, and review and approve over 140,000 Purchase Orders per year. Our value definition spreads above savings or budget reductions, including business considerations like revenue enablement, cash flow management and industry benchmark.
  • This role provides centralized and standard support across the globe or region for a diverse services portfolio of Procurement activities including Negotiation, Contracting, Sourcing and Supplier/Spend Management.
  • Supports internal stakeholders across all Business Units in HP and Global Functions.
  • Analyses industry trends and embeds expertise and criteria while negotiating and providing a procurement recommendation to stakeholders.
  • Collaborates with peers and Global Category Strategists to ensure connection and execution of the strategy determined to the specific area of spend.
  • Focus on the employee experience of interacting with GIP (Customer Satisfaction) and timely deliverable according to the business needs. Turnaround time is one key indicator that is measured.
  • In addition to these activities, this role may participate in innovation, transformation or improvement projects related to business processes or employee engagement.
  • All GIP employees have to complete on boarding trainings and mandatory corporate trainings such as Standard of Business Conduct, Global Trade and others.
  • Always act under the "HP Way" and the behaviors of the employee culture in GIP.


(Knowledge, skills, experience)

  • First level university degree or equivalent experience; may have advanced university degree.
  • Typically 4 to 6 years of experience in a Procurement, Supply chain or other Business (category management expertise preferred)
  • Strong understanding of procurement processes and strategy.
  • Specialist in negotiation and contracting; using contract templates and integrating term changes based on GIP contracting manual
  • Understanding of market place and industry supply base and standards.


(Behavior, attitude, capabilities)

  • Excellent analytical and data modelling skills
  • Moderate project management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills; mastery in English and local language.
  • Strong business acumen and understanding of risk mitigation approaches and contract language usage.
  • Strong multi-tasking and prioritization skills.
  • Self-starter, influencer, customer focused, collaborative, accountable

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