Pandora Production Co., Ltd.

Senior Manager, Category Management Contract Manufacturing

Pandora Production Co., Ltd.
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Posted on 08 Apr 2021

Senior Manager, Category Management Contract Manufacturing

Pandora Production Co., Ltd.

Job Highlights

  • Proven experience as category manager
  • Category management and commercial negotiations
  • Analyse data and drive the solution to business

Job Description

Senior Manager, Category Management Contract Manufacturing

Location: Pandora Production Thailand (PPT), Gemopolis, Bangkok, Thailand

Reports to:Director, Contract Manufacturing, Supply Chain department

Main purpose of the role:

  • Strategic results: Drive strategic & tactical decisions for Contract Manufacturing category and align resources to deliver key projects in alignment with Supply Chain and company strategic goals.
  • Best-in-class: Develop, oversee, and drive continuous improvement to become the most progressive, best-in-class, results-driven and capable Contract Manufacturing category function in the Jewellery industry.
  • Results: Ensuring supply & continuous cost competitiveness improvement
  • Collaborative: Openly engage relevant internal and external stakeholders for critical activities. Take accountability and ensure effective collaboration with other functions
  • People: Inspire teams to be proactive and change agents with founder’s mindset
  • Inspirational leadership: Build/Lead a diverse and trust-based leadership team, manned with ideal team players who works as a true team across sub-functions. Embody strong culture of collaboration.

Key Duties:

  • Run sourcing activities and category management of Contract Manufacturing category to ensure most competitive outcome for PANDORA
  • Expand Contract Manufacturing supplier base and develop strategic partners
  • Develop strong relationships with supplier and internal stakeholders and manage supplier relationships and performance
  • Lead and execute strategic projects to drive continuous improvement in contract manufacturing and supply chain
  • Ensure supplier compliance to code of conduct and sustainability requirements and ensure successful implementation of recommendation and supplier development
  • Drive cost savings activities
  • Manage supplier performance and evaluation against agreed contract SLA
  • Provide input to Legal to amend master contract and standard operating procedures per changing regulations, ways of working, business risks.
  • Create Contract Manufacturing development programs and implement capability building initiative to cultivate long term strategic partnership.
  • Monitor performance and address gaps/improvement opportunities; prepare monthly / quarterly performance reports, share and collaborate with extended teams
  • Conduct risk, cost-scenarios, pricing analysis and Market Intelligent update & trends for each contract manufacturing category and leverage support from Supply Chain Excellence when required.
  • Recommend, initiate, and implement improvement measures


  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in business administration, supply chain or related field
  • Proven experience as category manager or similar role
  • Solid knowledge of category management and commercial negotiations
  • Ability to analyse data and drive the solution to business challenges
  • Demonstrate ability to recommend tough decisions where required, making the right trade-offs
  • Is self-motivated and hungry enough to work hard; willing to change
  • Has an ability to lead, manage, motivate, and run own team of talented individuals
  • Strong stakeholder management and communication skills; interact effectively within and outside the organization.

Thank you for your interest in PANDORA and your application to the position above.

Our Talent Acquisition team will review your profile for this job opportunity as well as others positions that are suitable to your profile.

Should you be selected as a candidate for the position applied, we will notify and contact you for further arrangement.

Additional Information

Career Level
Years of Experience
10 years
Job Type
Full Time, Permanent

Company Overview

PANDORA designs, manufactures and markets hand-finished and contemporary jewellery made from high-quality materials at affordable prices. PANDORA jewellery is sold in more than 100 countries on six continents through more than 7,700 points of sale, including more than 2,500 concept stores.

Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, PANDORA employs more than 26,500 people worldwide of whom more than 14,000 are located in Thailand, where the Company manufactures its jewellery. PANDORA is publicly listed on the Nasdaq Copenhagen stock exchange in Denmark. In 2017, PANDORA’s total revenue was DKK 22.8 billion (approximately EUR 3.1 billion).

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Additional Company Information

Benefits & Others
Dental insurance, Five-day work week, Flexible working hours, Life insurance, Medical insurance, Performance bonus