IT Procurement Manager

by Sowmyah Narayanan in Information Technology
Hong Kong
HKD 1k - HKD 1k


Our client is a leading technology company looking for an IT Procurement Manager to join their team :


Category Strategy: Identifying and driving category opportunities in conjunction with stakeholder departments and the Procurement Manager through supplier assessment and benchmarking processes and conducting detailed analytical work for planning purposes
Spend Analysis: Tracking, analyzing and forecasting of spend for key suppliers in the category, with a view to finding opportunities to optimize and improve expenditure, simplify related processes, and ensure consistency with local/remote offices
Supplier Relationship Management: Developing strong supplier relationships and ensuring the suppliers deliver as per their contractual obligations with a focus on long-term supplier relationship management
Stakeholder Management: effectively develop and maintain strong working-level relationships with BU stakeholders to promote category strategies and ensure overall alignment between the business and the procurement objectives
Sourcing: Leading end-to-end sourcing projects, from market research, prepare & manage RFX process using ARIBA e-sourcing platform, financial analysis, contract & commercial negotiation and team evaluation to contracting

·         Provide advice to cross-functional teams to implement category strategies and ensure that existing strategies are consistently improved and implemented

·         Using SAP system for spends monitoring, ensuring best practice cost control mechanisms are in place

·         Assisting and supporting the Category Manager in carrying out any other relevant duties which may be required

·         Maintain up-to-date commercial and contractual knowledge of the market place and methods to ensure that best practices are continually developed and utilized within the group

·         Organize regular vendor meetings, develop appropriate service level agreements and to lead the discussion in resolving vendor/internal issues when required

·         Manage ongoing vendor relationships, including conformity to contract performance, resolution of payment disputes, and activity on critical dates (extensions, renewals, price adjustments, etc.)



  • University graduate in related discipline
  • 5-7 years' relevant experience
  • Procurement and Category Management experience is essential
  • Ability to adapt and learn rapidly to be able to talk the language of the stakeholder
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements and basic contract law
  • Strong commercial acumen and understanding of basic accounting principles
  • Ability to inspire, and build trust and respect among the APD community
  • Excellent people skills; including the ability to negotiate and influence internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to define and implement strategies
  • Assertive yet approachable and decisive
  • Possess of proficiency in Excel (V-lookup, macros) and PowerPoint Presentation.

Sowmyah Narayanan

Sowmyah Narayanan

For more information about this job opportunity please contact our consultant.

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