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Manager, Regional Indirect Procurement


Job Type

Full Time, Permanent

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Job description

As the Manager, Regional Indirect, you will be responsible for developing the regional procurement strategy and leading the regional team.

You will provide leadership for building and implementing department strategies, processes, and policy through active oversight of the regional teams and projects, and mentor team members through collaboration and the development of sustainably successful solutions. You will also be responsible for conveying corporate business initiatives, aligning team and individual goals to business objectives, and driving overall high performance within your team and the department.

Role Responsibilities & Tasks

Build and Execute Strategic Sourcing and Category Management Plan for Indirect Categories

  • Work with direct and cross-functional teams to plan strategic sourcing direction for category.

  • Recommend targets for spend reduction, purchasing efficiency, customer services and supplier management.

  • Identify and implement category specific savings levers.

  • Recommend resource levels across procurement sourcing categories, projects and functions.

  • Monitor and adjust category compliance (e.g. Risk, Spend, Quality, Supplier segmentation, management)

  • Monitor the implementation of sourcing strategies and contract compliance and participate in the resolution of any constraints or issues

  • Deliver category savings and scorecard metric targets

  • Communicate sourcing trends and results for assigned categories to the Category Director

  • Maintain supplier segmentation map for category; build partnerships with strategic suppliers

 Lead and Manage Procurement Category Teams 

  • Support building of the right procurement team (recruitment, training, staffing, and retention)

  • Present strategic plan for the assigned categories and report status

  • Build consensus on assigned category strategic plan and refine (if required)

  • Provide input on procurement initiatives.

  • Assist Category Director in building integrated strategic plan

  • Represent the company in industry and professional forum

Interface with Customers, Procurement Business Partners, and Suppliers on Category Strategies

  • Ensure customer category requirements are met

  • Communicate strategic sourcing goals, category management plans, initiatives and targets to customers.

  • Maintain relationships with supplier senior executives.

  • Initiate and sustain effective communication with internal and external stakeholders

Collaborate with Stakeholders to Deliver Strategic Solutions

  • Develop and maintain expertise in the assigned spend categories through relationships with Category Director, Category Supplier Managers, and Global Supplier Managers

  • Implement processes to monitor stakeholder satisfaction with key suppliers

  • Drive customer-centric approach to solving issues and representing Procurement

  • Maintain close interaction with business partners to ensure category-related needs are addressed

  • Manage conflict and build effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders

  • Provide advice to senior and executive management on strategic decisions related to the category



Required: Bachelor/MasterDegree in Business, Business Administration/Management, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, or related field of study

Desired certification: APICS, PMI, CPM, CPSM, or other related fields of study


  • At least 5 years of experience in Purchasing/Procurement or Supply Chain

  • At least 2 years of supervisory experience in leading or managing a team.


  • Collaboration skills with peers in global category and stakeholder teams and translate them into actionable plans, deliverables, and resource requirements.

  • Experience as change agent that seeks out and advocates new and innovative solutions to meet the business needs.

  • Demonstrated relationship management skills, including to navigate the organization, manage conflict and influence decisions.

  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills, including leveraging an analytic toolset and setting financial targets to incorporate Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) concepts.

  • History in Business Acumen, Planning, and Decision Making

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite applications

  • Ability to communicate in English,


  • Familiarity with Indirect categories, including Facilities, IT, Professional Services and Real Estate

  • Experience in Construction Procurement.

  • Project management skills, Quantity surveyor skills and proven ability to manage multiple large-scale projects.

  • Knowledge and application of Should-Cost modeling, TCO concepts and strategic sourcing process would be an advantage.


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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