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Head of Procurement

Keywords / Skills : supply chain management, economics, finance, operations, procurement management , procurement policies

10 - 15 years
Posted: 2018-07-03

Job Description
Head of Procurement wanted for an international live communications agency!

Are you bored of the typical corporate procurement job?

Do you want an interesting, challenging and fun one?

If you can say yes to these questions then I want to hear from you.


Responsibilities
:
  • Lead and develop the procurement function 
  • Develop, review, and implement structural procurement policies and processes for procurement activities within the general office and warehouse. 
  • Design and implement an organisational procurement strategy 
  • Maintain strong relationship with vendors 
  • Establish new networks through vendor visits and client events to enable performance benchmarking 
  • Oversee the maintenance of the supplier and freelancer database 
  • Participate in project briefings with business heads and vendors and provide expert advice to support procurement decision-making and solutions to issues 
  • Conduct research and analysis of market trends and best practice to ensure sourcing and procurement strategies and approaches are current 
  • Establish and monitor performance standards and evaluation processes to assess and provide updates on procurement activity and share with business leads, Finance Director and Managing Director 
  • Grow and manage a procurement team. 


Requirements:
  • University degree in supply chain management, economics, finance, operations, engineering or a related area 
  • Minimum 10 years’ solid sourcing experience for companies specialized in Communications, Events, Exhibitions, Conferences, and Meetings, particularly for Build and Dismantle vendors including Carpentry, Carpeting, AV, Electronics, Graphics and Cross-media 
  • Demonstrated expertise and performance excellence in procurement management and contracts negotiation/management 
  • A team player at senior levels to collaborate with business units and functional partners like IT, finance, and HR 
  • Well-developed business and financial management capability, and a keen understanding of the business equation and how business and sourcing/procurement decisions impact financials such as P&L and Balance Sheet 
  • Team supervisory experience, ability to provide guidance and appropriate training to team members 
  • Excellent skills in MS Office, data management & analysis 
  • Good command of both written and spoken English and Chinese, Mandarin is a bonus 

All information collected is for recruitment purposes only and will be treated in the strictest of confidence.


About Company

Asia Media Search is a boutique executive recruitment firm specializing in the Media, Digital and Event Marketing industries for Asia.
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