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Senior Manager, Networks Procurement

Date: 08-Apr-2019

Location: Singapore, Singapore

Company: Singtel

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 Stakeholders Partnership Management

  • Serve as procurement subject-matter-expert and identify and educate users on appropriate processes and applicable policies as required
  • For each sourcing, provide advisory and operational support
  • Actively engage end users through sourcing demand planning


Group Tender Management  

  • Lead, Track and monitor the tender teams on the completion of tenders and direct sourcing activities
  • Facilitate and plan all Group Networks demand forecasts, including tenders and direct sourcing
  • Identify and develop Group Networks sourcing opportunities and strategies
  • Develop clear alignment between Group Networks Technology & Procurement plans
  • Lead in the value-creation workshop and negotiation meeting with Network users and vendors
  • Review award adjudication (Bid adjudication & direct sourcing 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


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 have/be:

  • Bachelor degree from recognized educational institutions. Preferred disciplines include: Supply Chain, Engineering & computing
  • Global procurement and supplier management experience in Telecommunications industry
  • Experience and understanding of cost models and cost saving execution;
  • Proven understanding of any Telco domain, including Fixed Network, Mobile Network, IPTV, Transmission/Transport & IP technologies
  • Evidence of proven success managing telco suppliers and international contracts;
  • The ability to confidently interact, communicate and collaborate effectively with stakeholders across key business functions
  • Intermediate-level proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Maintain high personal and professional standards
  • Ability to work in a dynamic/fast paced environment, high level of autonomy
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills
  • Strong negotiator & excellent attention to detail;
  • 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
  • Ability to adjust communications style to different audiences
  • Sound judgment and decision making amongst competing demands
  • Ability to relate well to a range of people at all levels



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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