Head of Indirect Procurement
Start up procurement function
Broad category remit
About Our Client
We are looking for a Head of Procurement for a leading investment bank with APAC headquarters based in Hong Kong. This is a newly created position looking to consolidate group spend across all categories in the region. Reporting into the Head of Corporate Services based in Hong Kong.
This is a start up role looking to consolidate group spend across the region. Reporting into the Head of Corporate Services, you key role at responsibilities include:
Ensuring all offices within APAC comply with APAC Purchasing Policy. You will coordinate any purchasing requests, provide oversight and coordination with the Business on RFP's based on company needs. You will manage call validation processes, with the Global Purchasing team and be responsible for all vendor and contract management in APAC. This will include the continual exploration of vendor identification & selection, with a view to driving cost savings through contract negotiations and vendor consolidations. In addition you will provide business analysis, market data, cost analysis and explore new purchasing software for the Business as required.
The Successful Applicant
This is a new role requiring a broad spectrum of procurement category expertise. We require candidates from the Banking, Insurance or financial services industry with demonstrable regional coverage. Strong negotiation expertise who can demonstrate significant Documentation,RFP and cost control examples. You will need to possess first rate communication ability, be detailed orientated and possess proficientanalytical and problem solving skills. Fundamentally, you will need to build a procurement operation, implement process and establish best practice procurement ways of working. Strong knowledge base in IT purchases, banking related vendors and contracts, Legal and Brokerage fees contract experience is a plus. Competent in the use of Microsoft Office suite, particularly in Excel and dataanalytical tools/applications.
What's on Offer
This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious and engaged candidate to take on a Head of Purchasing position within an international Bank. This role provides a great platform to build out a procurement function, where you will be in the position to drive and define processes and establish a new department. Our client is a International Bank, who offers excellent benefits.