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Senior Manager, Procurement

Date: 10-Sep-2022

Location: Singapore, Singapore

Company: Singtel Group

NCS is a leading technology services firm with presence in Asia Pacific and partners with governments and enterprises to advance communities through technology. Combining the experience and expertise of its 10,000-strong team across 61 specialisations, NCS provides differentiated and end-to-end technology services to clients with its NEXT capabilities of digital, cloud, platforms as well as core offerings in application, infrastructure, engineering and cyber security. NCS also believes in building a strong partner eco-system with leading technology players, research institutions and start-ups to support open innovation and co-creation. For more information, visit 


We are committed to a safe and healthy environment for our employees & customers and will require all prospective employees to be fully vaccinated.

Job Summary:

We have a great opportunity for a talented and self-motivated Senior Manager, Procurement to join our Corporate team in NCS. At NCS, we seek to nurture talents in creating and developing innovative solutions. If you are passionate about new technologies and new ideas, NCS could be a place for you!


Objective is to execute and support the vision and strategy for an effective and efficient Procurement Function in NCS to deliver value as a business partner to stakeholders within NCS and also internally to Procurement team.


The Senior Manager will lead and manage a team of Procurement Managers to support the sourcing and review of purchases across all businesses/ functional units in NCS focusing on delivering cost savings through Category Management, Project Buying, Sourcing/tender administration, and ensuring Procurement Governance and Compliance. 


  • Partner Business users in strategic sourcing and negotiations during pre-bid and post-award 
  • Support Business users in strategic data requests and analytics
  • Regular post review of awards under Waiver of Competition as detective control
  • Review of purchase requests including sourcing and negotiations, governance and compliance
  • Support Business users in identifying opportunities to establish term contracts
  • Impart knowledge on relevant spend categories. Develop deep category expertise by regularly screening the market for trends and emerging technologies for ICT industry
  • Drive savings and other Procurement initiatives including cross functional collaborations  
  • Facilitate conflict resolution and take ownership for business case accountability and overall implementation for project for spend categories in scope
  • Ensure continuous productivity improvement through process improvement and enhancement in procurement strategies


The ideal candidate should possess: 

  • A recognized University Degree or MBA 
  • 12 years of industry experience in ICT, with at least 6 years in managerial capacity
  • Have knowledge of ICT and have experience working across different cultures and geographies
  • Have proven track record in tenders / RFP and supplier negotiations
  • Have proven ability to interface with supplier and internal stakeholders as and when required
  • Have cross functional / BU understanding of Products, Sales, Delivery
  • Analytical and market research skills
  • Domain expertise in Products and Project Procurement areas
  • Good interpersonal skills and stakeholder management
  • Able to communicate and work across all levels across the business
  • Strong project management skills