Procurement Manager, Freight Category

  • Company: DFS Venture Singapore (Pte) Ltd
  • Location: Singapore
  • Business group: Selective retailing
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Purchasing
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: DFS00125
  • Date of publication: 2018.04.11


The incumbent is responsible to work cross functionally to identify areas for improvement and develop solutions that will optimize the overall category while reducing total costs. >  Be a central point of expertise and knowledge for assigned categories. >  Develop and consistently execute category strategies with category owners. >  Analyze category markets and assess risk, gathering intelligence on fundamental conditions and technical information that affects the commodity. >  Develop sourcing strategies and category management strategies based on market intelligence gathered. >  Oversee RFI, RFP contract development, review processes, and utilize appropriate support tools to enhance sustainable results. >  Negotiate and manage key supplier relationships and global supply contracts. >  Maintain regular contact with current suppliers and resolve ongoing issues as needed. >  Maintain current status of all category contracts and agreements on a continuous basis >  Lead cross functional team / Interact cross-functional with all other departments at DFS and serve as an effective and value added service for the entire organization. >  Promote continuous improvement/cost reductions on a regular and proactive basis. >  Monitor category purchasing reports and ensure compliance with appropriate established policies and procedures on a continuous basis. >  Identify and implement streamlined category purchasing processes and supporting tools. >  Guide and coach procurement staff on Procurement best practices. >  Communicate results to VP Group Procurement and seek upper management support when necessary. >  Communicate and coordinate all activities necessary for the implementation of global, divisional and localized contracts. >  Manage sourcing technology activities such as, but not limited to: reverse auctions, bid system templates, E-platform development, etc. >  Manage suppliers and incorporate the resources of vendors to drive standards. >  Monitors performance of supplier (s) against agreed performance criteria.


>  Min. 4 years procurement experience in Asia Pacific Role >  Diversified background with exposure to and/or experience in freight operations and negotiations, distribution networks and channels, ecommerce distributions, etc. >  Strong command of vendor performance management and contract administration >  Experience with high-value, high-volume purchasing and contract negotiation experience preferable in retail industry >  Experience with developing and implementing successful cost saving initiatives >  Strong analytical and problem solving skills, with keen understanding of relevant cost drivers >  Demonstrated project management experience >  Demonstrated ability to lead teams in achieving or beating challenging goals >  Demonstrated ability to manage, develop and coach others >  Excellent oral and written communication skills >  Procurement systems knowledge is a plus >  Excellent Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills. Macros and SQL a plus. >  Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Supply Chain or Business

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