SABIC Global Category Lead, IT & Telecom in Sugar Land, Texas

Position Title Global Category Lead, IT & Telecom

Auto Req ID 7255BR

Relocation Assistance Yes

Region/Pole Americas

Functional Work Area Procurement

Job Purpose & Responsibilities Job Purpose & Responsibilities

The Global Category Lead will manage a material portfolio covering the global requirement of materials & Services related to IT & Telecom, The Global Category Lead will report into the Global Category Sr. Manager IT & Telecom.

Support a global Procurements category by developing and implementing a global sourcing strategy.

Challenge existing concepts introducing creative new professional sourcing solutions.

Develop business cases identifying scope; benefits & value creation, comparison between previous & future spend (investment), critical success factors and business challenges.

Develop global agreements.

Manage the processes of global vendor approval and relationships.


Develop and implement the Global and Regional Category and Sub-Category Strategy and Business Plan.

Perform Global and Regional Category Market research.

Manage Category risks

Identifies opportunities of Value Creation and process improvement.

Execute and Monitor compliance with policies and procedures related to the respective global category.

Monitor and Report spend trends and forecasts.

Monitor and Report upcoming trends in global (and/or regional) political or legal legislations.

Develop effective and value creating sourcing strategies for global categories under management, and delivery of sourcing solutions that create cost savings and ensure availability of supply.

Manage vendors for assigned global sub-categories, to ensure long term effective delivery of services and goods.

Facilitate supplier innovation.

Analyze suppliers & performance and recommend improvements.

Work in teams on great geographical distance and in many different cultural environments.

Willing to travel approximately 20% of time & flexible to deal with situation of working & be accessible in different time zones.

Ability to deal with language and cultural differences related to international operations and co-operation within SABIC Corporation and outside with vendors.

Requirements Requirements:

Education and Training:

Minimum University Degree (Master/BS) in Information Technology, engineering, finance, business administration.

CIPS or ISM Certification is a Plus


5 - 10 years experience in the petrochemicals or in an industrial environment (to be verified)

3-5 years experience in a similar function in a petrochemicals or industrial organization.

Good professional and commercial knowledge of category under management and expertise

Good negotiation skills

Good people management and interpersonal skills (managing global virtual organizations)

Good quantitative and analytical, conceptual and planning skills

Good financial analytical skills

Good international communication and presentation skills

Good change management skills

Good in building teams and business relationships

Good cultural awareness

Fluently English and 2nd language

Knowledge of and experience in petrochemicals: technology, business economics (financial models) and market dynamics and value drivers

Basic Legal knowledge, e.g. in relation to contracts

Eligibility Requirements:

You must submit your application for employment online to be considered. Please submit your resume using the apply online option on this page.

You must be 18 years or older

You must be willing to take a drug test as part of the selection process

You must be willing to submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process

You must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States

Country United States of America

City Sugar Land

State/Province Texas (TX)


Weve always believed that it takes special people to make a difference. They need ingenuity, brilliance and the freedom to turn their ideas into reality. At SABIC, this is our culture. We find open-minded, gifted and questioning people. Then we create the conditions for their talent to flourish: fulfilling work environments, state-of-the-art technology and the empowerment they need. So when you work for SABIC, youre the person who can find new solutions and possibilities that change the world for the better.

At SABIC, we know that our success depends on your success. Were committed to nurturing your talent, to help you achieve both your career ambitions and life goals. Weve created tailored training and development programs for our employees which are among the best in the petrochemical industry. This is not a job where you dream about the weekend. This is a job where you dream about how you can change things for the better, for everyone. And this is a company where your dreams can be realized, where your ideas can be made reality, and where what you make can make a difference.

SABIC is a global leader in chemicals headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. From making cars and planes more fuel-efficient, to helping conserve the worlds water supply and enabling colorful smartphone cases, we find solutions to the challenges of today to help our customers achieve their ambitions and build a better tomorrow.

Operating in the Americas since 1987, SABIC employs over 5,000 people and operates from 17 office locations and 17 manufacturing sites and technology and innovation centers in Exton, PA; Houston, TX; Mt. Vernon, IN; and Selkirk, NY.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, SABIC will not discriminate in its employment practices, including recruiting and hiring practices, based on an applicants race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, genetic information or other category protected by law.

Disclaimers (USA):

SABIC is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of SABIC about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at SABIC via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of SABIC; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by SABIC as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.