Category Management Specialist

Date:  17 Feb 2024
Location:  Andheri (Mumbai)
Company:  Fleet Management India Private Limited

Our 27-year journey rides on the passion of over 24,000 seafarers and 1,000 onshore professionals. Today, we are one of the largest independent third-party ship management companies managing over 600 diverse types of vessels.
Headquartered in Hong Kong SAR, China, we operate on a global scale having 27 offices in 12 countries. Our client base spans over 100 world-class ship owners, including Fortune 500 companies from China, Greece, India, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Turkey and the USA, among others.
In a shore career at FLEET, you will be working with a team of a highly passionate, self-driven and committed group of people. We aim to be a place where you can achieve your full potential, regardless of your background. We are looking for individuals who are ambitious about making a strong contribution to FLEET’s short and long-term sustainable growth – whether you are dealing directly with clients or working in a role supporting the business, such as technology, legal or communications.

Job Position Summary

The main responsibility of the Category Management Specialist is to provide support to the team by delivering cost models, reports, market,

spend and supplier analyses for effective decision making. While the Category Management Specialist will report to the Manager, Strategic

Sourcing, developing their sourcing and project management skills, they will also work closely with Category Managers building their

category knowledge across several categories and assist in delivering on the category strategies and plans.


At times, the Category Management Specialist will also represent the company in front of various suppliers, as directed from time to time.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

· Participate in establishing the category strategies and support the category manager in delivering on the category strategies and

plans. Categories included in the scope – Lube oils, Spares, R&M, Stores.

· To provide reports and statistics on supplier and category level to support the category manager and other internal stakeholders in

decision making.

· To assist in performing supplier market analysis and organizing market intelligence for spend within Fleet’s operations and

benchmarking the comparisons.

· To assist in developing effective bidding, negotiation, and pricing strategies to provide the business with the best value in the

marketplace for the dollars spent in a manner that meets the budgets, policies, ethical standards and audit requirements of the


· To maintain and contribute to procurement policies and guidelines and ensure compliance of procurement processes and policies for

all FML procurement activities.

· Develop a supplier management program with key category suppliers including metrics, performance goals and improvement


· Collaborate and cooperate with cross-functional category teams with the aim of driving cost reduction, improve quality and delivery

performance and other applicable key performance areas.


The Category Management Specialist will report to Manager, Strategic Sourcing and work closely with Category Managers and will

coordinate with User Departments and other colleagues in the Procurement Department.


The position also involves representing the Company in front of various suppliers (both approved and potential).


Job Experience, Functional Knowledge and Qualifications

· Master's degree and at least five (5) years procurement/category management experience.

· Excellent communication and negotiation skills

· Resourceful, self-driven and proactive

· Proficient in use of MS Office Application and understanding of supply chain procedures.

· Strong analytical skills with ability to work on procurement requirements, budgets, cost analysis, cost control and cost savings


· Ability to understand and adapt technical requirements into procurement processes and related streamlinin

Fleet Management Limited is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by local laws