Procurement Manager Asia

USD500000.00 - USD600000.00 per annum + CNY Salary + Bonus
09 Apr 2021
29 Apr 2021
Rikard Lenkler
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Buyer, Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Procurement Manager - Indirect Services - APAC

FTSE 100 Market Leader

Location - Shanghai, CN

Salary - 500,000 - 600,000 CNY + Bonus & Benefits

Contact - Rikard,

One of the global leaders in the marketing services industry is currently growing its global procurement function and is currently looking to hire a new member to join the global procurement team to lead the APAC Indirect Procurement spend. They are looking for an experienced buyer and procurement manager, who speaks fluent Mandarin and has a proven background in procurement/purchasing covering indirect including: facilities, fleet, travel, IT, marketing or professional services.

If you have experience in Indirect procurement within a greenfield environment or in a business where procurement is non-mandated then you will be well-suited to this procurement department. As Procurement Manager you will have tremendous opportunities to develop the scope of procurement within the organization and further expand procurement's internal capabilities.

As Procurement Manager your responsibilities will include:-

  • Developing and implementing strategic procurement agreements with key suppliers in line with global procurement strategy
  • Managing supplier relationships and performance in a highly client-facing environment
  • End to end sourcing activity of Indirect procurement categories to deliver maximum value and cost savings to the business
  • Acting as an internal consultant to develop internal stakeholder relationships and expand procurement's reach

Key skills required for the Procurement Manager:-

  • Proven experience in strategic sourcing of indirect categories such as facilities, fleet, travel, IT, marketing or professional services
  • Confident working in a non-mandated procurement environment with limited processes and policies
  • Able to develop and implement category management strategy in alignment to APAC and global strategy
  • Excellent stakeholder management and communication skills to develop key business relationships; previous consultancy experience is highly desirable
  • Degree education and fluency in Mandarin are a pre-requisite

If you are looking for a position to develop your career in procurement with a long-term view than this position is an excellent opportunity for you to do so. You will play a key role in developing the organization's procurement department in the region and supporting the larger APAC and global teams. If you feel you meet the above criteria please apply for the position with your most up to date CV to