Category Buyer

Singapore, Singapore
Last application date


We are looking for an experienced Nautical Buyer to join our team of professionals in Marine Supply Chain and Category Management in Singapore. This will be an opportunity to work with a team of procurement professionals in Singapore, where you will build an extensive understanding of the A.P. Moller Maersk Group through cooperation and interaction with stakeholders and offices around the world. We will provide you with a solid platform and an opportunity for a strong career growth within Maersk where we share a common vision – “Every dollar spent is spent professionally”.

We offer

- Knowledge beyond borders: In Maersk Procurement, which currently operates out of 6 locations globally, we believe in an environment that focuses on individual talent, skills and interests. We strive to be best in class by utilizing our access to knowledge accumulated in 100+ Maersk countries.
- International exposure: It will be an opportunity to have a career as a global procurement professional in a Fortune 500 company. You shall be interacting with several global level stakeholders and suppliers.
- On-the-job learning: You will be given responsibilities right from the start as we promote a steep learning curve across different functions, practices and domains. Maersk being one of the first movers in Digital Buying, you will get an opportunity to work in an AI/Robotics set up which is in line with the latest industry practices.
- We are a dynamic, performance-oriented organization with a down-to-earth attitude and approachable management culture. We live our values and build strong teams of people passionate for their job and dedicated to always change for the better.

Key responsibilities

- You will have an end-to-end responsibility, accountability and handling entire demand to delivery process for Safety and Nautical.
- Running the RFQ process with non-contracted suppliers for optimal deliveries Follow Procure to Pay process (PTP) for timely payments to all vendors and handle invoices with discrepancies.
- Performs Stakeholder management with Fleet Management through daily interactions and addressing their concerns in a timely manner.
- Ensure optimum utilization of vessel budgets.
- Active collaboration with business units and suppliers to resolve operational challenges.
- Demand Forecasting and Volume allocation basis annual spend data.
- Follow the 4R Principle Right price, Right Place, Right time and Right Quantities.
- Always follow the Maersk’s carbon neutral initiative to minimize the carbon emission in our supply chains.
- Work closely with Master data teams to avoid free text buying by the vessels.
- Involved in developing new supplier’s basis delivery experience at respective ports to expand our global coverage.
- Must have the sense of urgency to address all pressing matters with key stakeholders.

We are looking for

- At Maersk we value the diversity of our talent and will always strive to recruit the best person for the job we value diversity in all its forms, including but not limited to: gender, age, nationality, race, sexual orientation, disability or religious beliefs. We are proud of our diversity and see it as a genuine source of strength for building high performing teams.
- Our employees represent a wide range of educational backgrounds, work experience and nationalities – most important to us is your personal skills. You must thrive in a fast paced, fast changing and dynamic environment and be a true team player with strong analytical abilities and interpersonal, and communication skills. The ideal candidate would look like the below:
- Hold a bachelor’s degree at minimum with a procurement background. Experience from Shipping/ O&G would be an added plus.
- Relevant work experience ranging between 2-4 years from a reputed organization focused towards Supply Chain.
- Understands stakeholder management and can build rapport even in challenging situations Excellent communication skills.
- Customer focus and service mind set Preferred sailing experience on Merchant Vessels, broad knowledge on non- purchasing and logistics subjects, e.g., technical insight, vessel operations, customs rules and regulations in the countries which our vessels trade.
- Agile behaviour while handling numerous tasks within limited timeframes in a structured manner with an eye for the detail level necessary.

Additional info

Ref. MA-308494
For more information please contact:
edwina -
A.P. Moller - Maersk is an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customer's supply chains. As the global leader in shipping services, the company operates in 130 countries and employs roughly 70,000 people. With simple end-to-end offering of products and digital services, seamless customer engagement and a superior end-to-end delivery network, Maersk enables its customers to trade and grow by transporting goods anywhere - all over the world. For more information: All the way.