Posted on Oct 12th 2019

Category sourcing manager - APAC Travel


Full time



Posted on Oct 12th 2019


Full time



Job Title

Category sourcing manager - APAC Travel

Job Description

Category sourcing expert Travel– APAC


You will lead the category sourcing, and manage the relationship with suppliers. You will be accountable for the end-to-end performance of the spend, contracts and suppliers in scope.

You will contribute to a high-performance team culture to adopt innovation and encourage others through your behavior: being open, courageous, inclusive and committed to the Philips Business values.

Your responsibilities will include

  • Define and implement sourcing and suppliers strategies for the allocated spend
  • Manage the global Suppliers Relationships, Performance and Contracting based on clear targets and ongoing Business Review Meetings with key suppliers
  • Define and deliver a strong savings funnel approach of Procurement (Price) and Demand (Quantity) initiatives
  • Program manage the execution of the Q-Funnel in alignment with Philips Business, Markets, and / or Functions
  • Plan and execute Supply Base Optimization actions (sourcing savings)
  • Plan and execute negotiation roadmaps with suppliers by applying corresponding strategies and best practices ( i.e. game theory, e-Sourcing)
  • Contribute to the development of Sourcing Playbooks to guide supplier management

You are part of

APAC commercial spend management team, and will be reporting directly to the APAC commercial commodity Cluster Leader.

The Spend Management organization within the Integrated Supply Chain (ISC). Spend Management covers the procurement activities of all indirect (non-product related) materials and services within Philips covering such areas as marketing, IT, facility management and travel, etc.

As we spend approximately €5 billion annually on indirect services and products, this organization plays a key role to achieve Philips’ KPIs. A Spend Management transformation has been started recently to ensure that Philips gets the most value out of every euro spent. You have an opportunity to join a dynamic and multi-functional team, seeking to create a significant impact on our company.

Role requirements

  • Master’s degree in business administration, economics or equivalent
  • 5+ years’ experience in Strategic/Category Sourcing, and / or vendor management for indirect categories
  • Ability to lead the sourcing and negotiation of contracts ( ≤ €10M ) with top tier suppliers
  • Strong contract management skills with proven category functional expertise
  • Ability to deliver short-term and long term category sourcing strategies based on strong market knowledge and specific category benchmarks
  • Track record delivering high value opportunities to optimize spend and TCO with corresponding business cases and execution plans
  • Proven supplier relationship management skills and ability to lead suppliers governance at tactical and strategic level
  • Strong communication and presentation skills with ability to manage and influence stakeholders
  • Flexible mindset with strong team work ethics to collaborate with global colleagues with different backgrounds
  • Understanding of Source-2-Contract and P2P processes, contract management
  • Knowledge of procurement tools and analytical methods

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog. Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process, or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions.


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Over 125 years ago, Frederik and Gerard Philips started a small light bulb company in Eindhoven. Little did they realize that it would become a global force of innovation, committed to improving billions of lives worldwide. But it did. Today, Philips is a world leading health technology company with a vision to make life better for people worldwide through meaningful innovation. Making good on this promise depends on our passionate, inspirational, collaborative and diverse team. We have over 80,000+ brilliant people around the world but are always looking for more. Like-minded, motivated, focused minds to join us in creating a healthier, more connected society while tranforming themselves personally and professionally. Working at Philips is more than a job. It's an experience filled with unexcepted moments that will transform you in lasting and positive ways. Help us improve the world for the better while building a career that no one could have planned for. Even you.




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