Manager, Group Network Procurement

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Date: 13-Sep-2017

Location: Singapore, Singapore

Realise your full potential with Asia's leading communications group. While we take pride in our 130-year heritage, our philosophy is to always look forward and evolve. Today, we are a leader in cutting-edge ICT innovation and digital advances, powered by a vast network of offices in countries and territories across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the USA. Come be a part of our dynamic organisation as we create the infocomms landscape of the future.




Business Stakeholder Relationship Management:

  • Manage and monitor Group networks stakeholder expectations through  relevant stakeholder engagement activities
  • Ensure fast and timely RFT management using an online sourcing platform by closely working with Procurement
  • Act as a point of contact for key business stakeholders in respect to the Group networks sourcing policies and processes
  • Ensure Group Networks users adhere to the Group Network Tender Process.

Tender Management and Commodity Demand Planning:

  • Lead, Track and monitor the tender teams on the completion of procurement and tender projects.
  • Facilitate and plan all Group Networks demand & RFx forecasts
  • Identify and develop Group Networks sourcing opportunities and strategies
  • Develop clear alignment between Group Networks Technology  & Procurement plans
  • Negotiate tenders with the assistance of the Procurement Group to achieve best results for Group Networks.
  • Develop a good understanding of the cost drivers for each sourcing and sourcing requirement.
  • Work jointly with Network Users to construct RFP to deliver the optimal outcome
  • Work jointly with Network Users to develop negotiation strategy for RFP or WOC.
  • Lead in the value-creation workshop and negotiation meeting with Network Users and vendors
  • Draft contract deviation papers as required.
  • Review Award adjudication (Bid adjudication & WOC endorsement)
  • Initiate and lead continuous improvement programs to increase procurement process efficiency and effectiveness
  • Plan and execute communications plans to ensure accurate and timely flow of information to internal customers and stakeholders
  • Lead, track and monitor the tender teams on the completion of procurement and tender projects.

Vendor Management & Sourcing Support:

  • Gather periodic feedback from working teams on vendors’ support and overall performance
  • Organize and facilitate Annual Vendor Engagement & Award  Recognition Program
  • Facilitate and pre-qualify vendors for tender participation
  • Vendor category management
  • Setup & maintain a backend support system that is aligned across group Networks for both SG & AU
  • Support in Price benchmarking & other related sourcing related initiatives.


The ideal candidate should be/have:

  • Bachelor and/ or Master’s degree in engineering, computer, business, commerce, accounting or law 
  • Minimum of 2 years procurement sourcing, category or project  management experience preferably within a Telco or IT environment.
  • Strong commercial background and good understand of different cost drivers and cost saving levers.
  • Strong analytical and negotiation skills.
  • Thorough understanding of costing and vendors commercial practices and accountabilities
  • Ability to communicate effectively with vendors, internal customers, management and peers
  • Ability to manage clients/vendors relationship and expectations
  • Excellent oral and presentation skills
  • Excellent commercial acumen, financial assessment and business case development skills
  • Demonstrated capability in program and project management
  • Proven willingness to challenge ‘business as usual’; curiosity to think ‘outside the box’ and passion for driving improvements. Ability to be creative to meet business needs, but also pragmatic and results oriented
  • Demonstrated ability to work in great detail and deliver under tight time constraints and external pressure
  • Productively confront, manage and drive change; support and maintain effectiveness of self and others while experiencing change in work, environment, structures, processes, requirements, and cultures
  • Sound judgment and decision making amongst competing demands


Let’s shape a better world through technology. Join us to lead the change.

Note to Recruitment Agencies

In sourcing for candidates for particular roles, the Singtel Group works only with a panel of selected recruitment agencies expressly engaged under written agreements. Even then, these agencies are only activated from time to time for specific recruitment exercises for particular roles under instructions expressly issued by a member of the Singtel Talent Acquisition team.

Except under such circumstances, no agency shall source or attempt to source any candidates for the Singtel Group. The Singtel Group will not pay nor be obliged or liable to pay any recruitment fees of any kind whatsoever to any agency where candidate CVs are submitted to the Singtel Group by such agency on an unsolicited or speculative basis.

The Singtel Group reserves all rights to directly contact any candidate to which such CVs relate without any obligation or liability whatsoever to the agency concerned (including without limitation any obligation or liability to pay any recruitment fees of any kind).


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