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Procurement Manager - APAC

Our client is a global MNC within financial services, looking for a Procurement Manager for APAC (We have both IT & Non IT vacancies)

Role Summary

The Procurement Manager - APAC will be responsible for providing procurement expertise, support and leadership of end-to-end procurement support to business stakeholders across H/O, Service Entities and business units across Asia and Africa, based at its offices in Hong Kong.

Role Summary

The Procurement Manager - APAC will be responsible for providing procurement expertise, support and leadership of end-to-end procurement support to business stakeholders across H/O, Service Entities and business units across Asia and Africa, based at its offices in Hong Kong.

Job Responsibilities

  • To develop, maintain and influence relationships with business stakeholders and vendors across the Head Office and business units as appropriate, as part of establishing the Group Procurement function as a trusted business partner
  • Identify opportunities for spend optimization and risk mitigation through detailed spend analysis and non-IT category spend expertise (particularly pertaining to Technology or/ professional services, corporate services, marketing and advertising, HR services, contingent workers and facilities management to name a few)
  • Execute category management, vendor management and procurement activities, including strategic sourcing, RFP/RFI's and commercial/contractual negotiation
  • Conduct contract management activities:
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders and contract owners to establish commercially effective and compliant agreements
  • Identify and advise internal stakeholders of contractual risks and recommend strategies to mitigate risks
  • Support compliance to the Procurement Policy and implement initiatives that drive awareness and compliance to the Procurement Policy across the business

Job Requirements

  • Strong stakeholder management skills and experience (both internal and external stakeholders) in particular with senior management
  • Strong networking, communication and influencing skills, able to work with colleagues from different management levels, cultures and background to influence changed behaviours across cultural and geographic boundaries
  • A strong and genuine passion for procurement and vendor management, excited about seeking new opportunities to demonstrate the value of effective procurement in business and actively pursuing to continuously improve, learn and adopt market leading procurement practices and principles in the industry
  • Experienced and comfortable to work in a dynamic, and sometimes, unstructured working environments, with an ability to adapt to changing circumstances, deadlines, multiple concurrent agendas and adaptable to changing priorities often under pressure

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