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Senior Manager, IT Procurement

Date: 28-Feb-2021

Location: Singapore, Singapore

Company: Singtel Group

Job Summary

The Senior Manager, IT Procurement is responsible for procurement relating to Group IT expenditure with suppliers for goods and services and will develop and execute the Procurement strategy to deliver the strategic and operational objectives




  1. Category Management and Sourcing
  • Pro-actively engage business stakeholders and Finance team to identify sourcing and savings opportunities to leverage spend across the Singtel group.
  • Develop category strategies through spend analysis and partner with key business stakeholders to drive strategic sourcing to address emerging business needs.
  • Rationalize supplier base and develop preferred supplier panels where required.
  • Provide market knowledge, intelligence and expertise while working closely with business stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Build and maintain strong internal and external relationships to meet strategic procurement outcomes
  • Drive cost savings from strategic sourcing (tenders, reverse auctions etc) and other procurement levers.
  • Lead strategic supplier negotiations.
  • Drive contract negotiations with suppliers with support from key stakeholders
  • Ensure effective implementation of Procurement contracts
  • Manage purchase risk through risk assessments, supplier performance evaluation and manage issues for escalation.


  1. Governance, Process improvement and Procurement Operations
  • Enforce governance to procurement policy throughout the procurement cycle.
  • Guide training programs and development activities for the development of knowledge base across the broader Group IT team, to strengthen the overall capability of IT stakeholder on contractual and sourcing strategies and activities.
  • Support projects on continuous improvement relating to policies, supplier relationships and contracts/agreement/price lists


The Ideal Candidate should possess the following:


  • Bachelors degree in a relevant field. Professional Certifications in Procurement preferred
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in a procurement sourcing role with At least 5 years’ experience in an IT Procurement category role
  • Comprehensive understanding of Source to pay process.
  • Possess a strategic focus with the ability to analyse, formulate and implement procurement strategies and vendor management skills to significantly reduce costs
  • Ability to function pro-actively and independently  and create a plan to obtain senior management buy-in by consensus Strong Negotiation skills with vendors and ability to manage sensitive commercial negotiations        
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical, mediation and presentation skills at all levels
  • Project management and organisational skills
  • Knowledge in the use of e-sourcing tools such as Ariba and systems such as SAP is beneficial
  • Excellent organisational skills, ability to prioritise and manage competing priorities, including suppliers
  • Results orientated with an attention to detail and accuracy