Regional Category Manager

  • Full Time
  • UAE
  • Posted 2 weeks ago

Hempel A/S

Join us and contribute to our startegic journey in doubling Hempel !!

This is your opportunity to join Hempel’s global category management team with primary focus on strategy creation, maintenance and execution for own categories within EMEA.

Are you passionate about leading efforts to achieve business excellence?

As Regional Category Manager, you will collaborate with other regions to drive alignment and build strong and sustainable strategies for own managed categories.

Here are some of the focus areas you can look forward to:
Deliver savings through ongoing market tracking and in collaboration with other procurement colleagues, R&D function and other stakeholders.
Continuously challenge opportunities, regionally or cross regionally, to deliver on targets.
Manage supplier relationship in an international business environment.
Secure internal alignment across regions, on supplier and raw material level.
Negotiate and decide strategy with focus on best cost level, TCO mindset, whilst mitigating potential risk elements, such as quality, availability and sustainability.
Keep track of market developments.
Collaborate cross functionally to understand and support Hempel’s business requirements.
Support key elements of Hempel’s overall Operations strategy, e.g., the Sales & Operations Planning process.
The role will be based in Sharjah (UAE).

This role will report to Procurement Director-EMEA

To succeed in the role the following skills and experience is required:
Minimum 3 years of category management experience, preferably with global exposure.
Experience from international sourcing of commodities / chemicals is preferred
Proven analytical skills – number crunching and business understanding.
Skilled in financial analysis, total cost of ownership
Strong communication skills – oral and written and Skilled negotiator.
Fluent in English (oral, written).
Application and further information

For further information on Hempel, please visit

To apply for this position, please submit your application letter with a CV in English via the link no later than the 15-Apr-2023.

Please note that the interviews will take place 1-2 weeks after the application deadline, and you may want to pencil this time in your diary to avoid any holiday clashes.

Global career possibilities

In Hempel we offer a variety of global career possibilities and many cross functional and cross-cultural working relationships. We strive to create the right conditions for personal and professional development. Join a global company where the employees are truly passionate about delivering the best in everything they do. With business in mind and people at heart we always work together to influence our road ahead. We want you to be part of our growth journey and of a great, global family.

More About Hempel

At Hempel, we are working together to shape a brighter future with sustainable coating solutions. We believe this is only possible with dedicated employees with diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Hempel is committed to creating an inclusive work environment and culture that embraces the diversity of our employees and the customers we serve, providing equal opportunity for all.

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Seniority Level

Mid-Senior level

Job Functions

Management, Purchasing



Across the globe, Hempel’s coatings solutions protect surfaces, structures and equipment. They extend asset lifetimes, reduce maintenance costs and make homes and workplaces safer and more colourful. Hempel was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1915 by J.C. Hempel, and is solely owned by the Hempel Foundation, which not only ensures a solid economic base for the company, but is dedicated to making a difference in the world by empowering children to learn, supporting coatings science and sustaining biodiversity.

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