Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

Category Expert (Oil & Gas)

 Job Description:

Location: Chatuchak, Bangkok

Type of hiring: Permanent


Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:


  • Conducting category analysis through supply market analysis activities.
  • Utilizing strategic sourcing processes for sourcing and negotiation, ensuring competitive advantage.
  • Leading or assisting in negotiations, employing appropriate strategies and tactics.
  • Initiating and overseeing cost-saving initiatives.
  • Developing transition plans and overseeing the implementation of new supply arrangements.
  • Monitoring supplier performance and managing ongoing supplier relationships and contracts.
  • Developing the Annual Contracting Plan to align with the company's enterprise plan.

Functional Guidance and Compliance:

  • Serving as a key Procurement focal point.
  • Ensuring adherence to procurement principles, strategies, processes, and standards.
  • Providing P2P training as required and enhancing P2P fluency among stakeholders.
  • Monitoring and ensuring P2P compliance for managed contracts.

Leveraging Opportunities:

  • Collaborating with stakeholders to prioritize, evaluate, and execute leveraging opportunities.
  • Assessing opportunities and managing supplier relationships as a business partner.
  • Aligning procurement strategy with Business Plan objectives and communicating plans and progress regularly.

Quality Service Delivery:

  • Monitoring contract compliance and supporting enterprise sourcing.
  • Tracking and reporting savings results and supplier performance periodically.


  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Business, Law, or related fields.
  • A minimum of 5 years of direct procurement experience with strong sourcing, negotiation, and contracting competencies.
  • Preferably background in the energy/oil and gas sector, including terminals environment.
  • Proven track record of managing multiple initiatives successfully.
  • Experience in applying category management techniques in strategic sourcing, such as TCO and should-cost modeling.
  • Proficiency in commercial and financial analysis associated with procurement activities.
  • Excellent analytical and project management skills.
  • Strong team player with a commitment to performance and results.
  • Effective communication and presentation skills in both Thai and English.
  • Influencing skills with internal stakeholders and suppliers at all levels.
  • Knowledge of E-Procurement with GEP/SAP capability is considered advantageous.
  • Strategic thinking ability with a focus on collaboration, customer orientation, and business judgment.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally and work from Rayong office as needed.
  • Local candidates will be considered.