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Procurement Category Manager



são paulo, state of são paulo, brazil
Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2023
About The Company

If you see technology as there to smooth your path in life, our team does too: Your Path, Our Journey.

We believe in people who transform their paths through technology. Technology that connects people who are good at what they do and which practices diversity to create and share those paths that we (as yet!) do not even know about. Our journey is in the smile of every talented person who brings revolution to the world from Brazil - whether with in-app transportation (99) or digital payments (99Pay).

To make life easier for millions of people every day, we are in the driving seat as part of DiDi Chuxing, the world's largest transport, and convenient platform. And so, we can say, with great pride, that we are pioneers in creating solutions, starting in Brazil, that grow in scale and have positive impacts in a range of other countries.

Whether creating projects from scratch or continually improving our solutions, we like challenges that give us butterflies, and that's why we work with intensity, at a fast pace, with respect, collaboration, and partnership. On this journey, we also create learning and strengthen ourselves in diversity as a fundamental aspect that makes us stand out for our growth day after day.

About The Team/role

Elaborate and execute strategic and operational procurement activities across the global procurement services (Outsourcing, HR, Finance, Tax, etc) categories. Ensure alignment to business necessities and stakeholders, so as to the Procurement guidelines and goals. Position will report to the Regional Head of Procurement with a close connection to our global organization.

In this role, you'll be...
  • Lead and execute the end-to-end sourcing process and facilitate analysis and collaboration of a cross-functional team, Partner with regional and global organization colleagues implementing effective sourcing processes.
  • Experience working with different sub-categories within professional services.
  • Implement best practices for supplier selection. Develop and lead negotiation strategy to maximize total value and minimize risk.
  • Execute total cost of ownership analysis, execute supply-market research/benchmark and conduct pricing audits aiming for continuous cost and processes improvement.
  • Ensure that the business requirements and drivers are well-understood and SLA’s/KPI’s will be achieved accordingly.
  • Ensure compliance and adherence to the Procurement guidelines.
  • Identify opportunities to maximize general corporate results and contribute to the development of the Professional Services category strategies.
  • Drive the change management of Professional Services Procurement transformation process. Act as a business partner and represent Procurement within the global procurement organization.
  • Challenge legacy processes and ways of working being creative, dynamic and developing strategies to speed up business growth.
  • Lead all relevant business partner and supplier’s interactions including senior levels throughout the sourcing processes.
  • Represent, support, guide and develop other direct and indirect reports.  

We're eager to be in touch because you have...
  • Proven experience in complex matrix organizations and fast paced environment. Experience in global/regional roles is a plus.
  • Experience with sourcing and procurement methodologies, concepts and execution processes, contracts and supplier’s management.
  • Strong in risk and compliance management.
  • Excellent analytical, presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to engage and influence others.
  • Creative, energetic, hands on and strong minded team player with high level of self-management.
  • Working knowledge ERP and sourcing systems. Coupa is a plus.
  • English fluency is mandatory. Spanish is a plus.

You'll love working at DiDi because...

We create user value

We strive to always create valuable experiences for our users in everything we do. Our focus is to always innovate new experiences that are safe, pleasant and efficient.

We are data-driven

We are strong believers in making informed decisions, that’s why we are data-driven. We can better navigate the business landscape strategically by analyzing valuable metrics.

Win-win Collaboration

Success is a team sport. When we work to help our partners and colleagues win, we win, too. While keeping everyone's best interest at heart, we communicate with candor and execute with excellence in all we do.

We believe in integrity

Integrity is at the very core of our business. We are people who always want to do the right thing. Our intentions are sincere, we speak our minds and listen to each other.


We always strive to do better. That means venturing beyond our comfort zones, learning from our mistakes, and helping each other grow.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity is one of our biggest strengths. Our differences are what make us distinct. We respect each other and believe in equal opportunities for all.

We are committed to building inclusive and diverse teams

Diversity is not a vision of the future or something we wish to have one day, it is a non-negotiable value of who we are.

We practice inclusion, plurality and respect. And we count on the governance of the Diversity Committee, which works together with HR, leadership and identity groups - 99Adapta, 99Afro, 99Cores, 99Mulheres and 99familias. This part of our journey has been written, there remains a long road before us.

We reinforce that this position is open to everyone, including pregnant people and people with disabilities (PwD).