Strategic Sourcing Manager – APAC
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This role requires a customer orientation with emphasis on leadership, strong analysis, category expertise, global experience, and a passion for driving innovation and solutions. The successful candidate will have a strong ability to build great relationships.
This position requires seasoned experience with strategic sourcing methodologies related to indirect procurement commodities including market and spend analysis, building and maintaining a Category Plan, partnering with BU leadership to define priorities, report progress and manage performance of the Category Plan. The Sourcing Manager directly manages key spend areas and directs performance of other category purchases in APAC region.
The ideal candidate will have extensive indirect regional experience in sourcing (in countries like Singapore, India, Australia, Hong Kong), particularly large and complex enterprise agreements, which could include business and technical requirements gathering, supplier selection, due diligence, risk and compliance evaluation, contract definition and negotiation, financial structuring, and sourcing strategy.
Nature of Impact-This role primarily interfaces with APAC key stakeholder and business partners, including managing directors, country heads, business leaders etc. A key responsibility is to build strong business partner relationships and serve as a trusted advisory for developing and collaborating on program, category, and sourcing strategies.
Area of Impact-This role can significantly impact business decisions related to supplier evaluation, supplier selection, and maintaining compliance with policies/procedures.
Various issues and concerns/problems may arise due to the nature of the role that requires strong problem solving and analytical skills. The nature of such problems may relate to managing the overall Sourcing process, maintaining compliance with established programs/policies, conducting supplier due diligence, and conducting sourcing analytics, such as spend analysis, lease vs. buy, development of dashboards and metrics, etc.
Candidate must have extensive experience with best-in-class procurement practices, processes, tools, and working with numerous cross-functional disciplines such as information security, compliance, risk management, supplier risk, and law.
Candidate should have very good understanding, knowledge and Sourcing experience related to Marketing, Workplace, Construction, HR and Professional Services
Strategic Sourcing or related field