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Director/Deputy Director, Procurement


Job Type

Full Time, Permanent

Work Mode


Job description

  • Proactively engage the business to define medium to long term forecasts of work, associated bills of material and requirements.

  • Develop Category Plans to address the specific business objectives and category objectives of Singapore Power, including developing category strategies (short, medium and long term) and initiatives to realise benefits (lowest total cost of ownership).

  • Challenge commercial and demand requirements, assessing fitness for purpose and alignment with supply market capability.

  • Undertake adequate analysis and planning to enable effective supplier negotiations which deliver a sound cost base.

  • Maintain relationships with strategic suppliers to identify areas of improvement and to drive innovative solutions and ways of working with Singapore Power.

  • Responsible for ensuring early Procurement engagement in significant spend areas / new projects (capital / operational) to maximise Procurement’s impact.

  • Work with Engineering / NonEngineering groups to rationalise product ranges and standardise specifications where appropriate and beneficial.

  • Develop deep category, product and supplier knowledge to drive continuous improvement within the (sub) categories managed.

  • Leverage successful purchasing practices across commodity groups. Where needed, take a commodity portfolio management approach to hedge against price fluctuations of core materials.

  • Develop relationships and continually work with key stakeholders ensuring that commercial delivery and internal service are equally balanced.

  • Ensure contingency planning is in place for all key supplier / services within categories owned.

  • Responsible for establishing and managing service level agreements and performance metrics between the central Procurement team and Procurement business partners to ensure acceptable service levels are delivered across the BUs.

  • Lead and provide direction, coaching and support to a team of Category Managers.

  • Manage peer relationships with the other Category Managers to drive maximum benefit in Central Procurement and BU Procurement categories.

  • Share best practice and knowledge for the category across the business and Procurement organisation.

  • Responsible for managing category benefits and finalising savings.


  • Degree in Electrical Engineering and/or logistic or supply chain management.

  • 10 to 15 years’ relevant experience in Procurement and leading a team.

  • Candidate with SAP system knowledge will be preferred.

  • Deep knowledge of procurement policies and procedures.

  • Enjoy interacting with people and possess good verbal and written skills.

  • Strong negotiation, leadership and communication skills.



The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature, and level, of the work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain, or be interpreted, as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required.

We invite interested candidates to write-in with CV and regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a discussion.

Lee Shiow Chyn

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