Head of Category Management

A global shipping firm with headquarters in Singapore had recently formed a greenfield procurement function. The CPO formed a category management strategy and sought to appoint a Head of Category Management to further develop and execute on a global remit. Shipping experience was highly desirable. Augment conducted a structured international search, which involved: Canvas of global shipping firms to determine which possessed sophisticated procurement functions; Approach and interview nearly thirty prospective candidates; Develop a primary shortlist of 4 compelling candidates. An up and coming procurement expert from a Norwegian shipping firm was ultimately selected, representing both a ‘step up’ opportunity for the candidate and a future potential successor to the CPO.