Location Hong Kong Island
Consultant Andrew Blake
Date posted 09 May 201841 Connaught Road Central Hong Kong Robert Walters Hong Kong
One of the world’s premier financial services institutions is seeking expressions of interest for a new position of AVP Sourcing. This is a newly created rule to service a high growth market. The AVP Sourcing is responsible for supporting the planning and successful delivery of sourcing activities across China & Hong Kong primarily, plus Jpaan & Korea as required.
The AVP Sourcing will Specialist follows the Category Management process including leading proactive sourcing projects, specification definition and demand management activities, as well as managing Category-specific supplier performance and innovation activities as defined. They are accountable for ensuring delivery of proactive, reactive and transactional procurement activities across the in-scope countries and categories. In addition, they are responsible for facilitation of local business partners input to both global and local Sourcing activity, as well as issue management and resolution for local in-country business partners.
- 5+ years of Sourcing/Procurement experience, ideally within an insurance/banking environment
- Bachelor’s degree education ideally spanning topics such as procurement management, business administration, finance, law
- CIPS or CPSM qualification will be highly valued
- Broad understanding and experience of diverse spend categories (Professional and HR services, Consultancy, Facilities Services, IT Services, Travel and Events)
- Solid track record of delivering cost savings
- Significant experience of working with vendors in Hong Kong and China
- Good understanding and fluency in the Mandarin language is a critical requirement. This is to enable communication with vendors in China
- Be a self-starter with a demonstrated ability to take up projects with minimal guidance, and able to successfully deal with ambiguity
- Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills, able to develop collaboration with business partners and external suppliers at all levels
- Knowledge of Coupa software beneficial