Procurement Manager - South East Asia
IDP Education Ltd
Singapore, Singapore
1d ago

IDP Education Limited is an ASX listed company that is 50% owned by 38 Australian universities and headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.

IDP’s core business lines include student placement to Australia, US, UK, Canada and New Zealand institutions, English-language testing and training.

We are setting out to be the world's leading platform and connected international student community through building tons of new products to put our customers at the heart of everything we do.

For over 50 years our global network of 93 offices has been helping students to achieve their goals through studying abroad.

By pursuing a global education at the beginning of their careers, we help them experience life-changing opportunities. For more than 5,000 employees in more than 50 countries, IDP Education is a specialist employer of choice in major cities across the globe.

If you share our passion in helping people to pursue their dreams through education and thrive in an innovative agile digital culture then come and join us as we undergo our digital revolution.

POSITION PURPOSEProcurement Manager is a standalone role leading full cycle procurement activities within SEA and collaborating with global peers.

The initial focus of the role will be to collaborate with group systems and technical consultants in delivering successful implantation of SAP Ariba an Concur modules into SEA business units.

The role is also responsible for developing purchasing strategies which meet operational requirements of the company and executing the strategies by leading procurement efforts in a number of key categories.

This is a role that requires an individual to operate comfortably, both strategically and as a hands-on contributor to efforts in either a team environment or as an individual contributor.

There are no direct reports for this role.The individual will be required to operate at all levels or the organisation, therefore strong communication and relationship skills are required to succeed.

RESPONSIBILITIES Procurement Strategy and ExecutionBring strategic mindset to procurement - Negotiating with key suppliers to achieve optimal outcomes to IDP (regarding supply price, product and service) without compromising IDP customer experience.

Build culture of seeking best outcome with suppliers within IDP by communicating, training and influencing operational teamsPerform commercial review of major proposed supplier contracts commercial terms and seek legal review on the same contracts.

Collaborate with internal stakeholders to clarify requirements and identify / prioritise areas of opportunityDrive data collection efforts to identify and benchmark procurement opportunities and outcomes vs.

other regions / countries or externally to drive for continuous improvementAnalyse and report savings or improvements in procurement outcomes to local / regional and HQ stakeholders.

Procurement System, Process and PolicyPlay a key role in developing and refining IDP procurement policy and procedures in conjunction with internal stakeholders.

Play a leading role in implementation of procurement systems (Ariba and Concur) developing subject matter expertise in both systemsProviding first class support on an ongoing basis, to country teams in effectively using Ariba and Concur to drive value.

Support and train country teams to on best practices to obtain maximum value from procurement opportunities.Ensuring associated SEA procurement processes are performed with consistency and rigour and in compliance to IDP policy (e.

g. Masterdata update process, storage of supplier contracts, vendor due diligence)WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FORDegree educated minimum Bachelors Level or equivalent5 years+ experience in procurementHighly developed negotiations, networking and analytical skills.

Strong experience in collecting and analysing data.Strong interpersonal skills with a diplomatic approach towards resolving conflictFluent English and very strong communication (oral, written and presentation) skills to effectively communicate to and influence a diverse management group in SEA region and diverse range of suppliersWell organised, with a thorough and methodical approach when completing tasksSelf-

disciplined when working autonomously but collaborative when in a team environmentAn ability to work under pressure and organise work priorities to meet deadlinesDemonstrated hands-

on SAP Ariba experience.Desirable ExperienceSAP Concur experienceFluency in or more of the following languages (Vietnamese, Indonesian or Khmer) will be a distinct advantage.

Experience with large scale / global procurement tendersHigh level proficiency in excel (PIVOT, lookup, sumif)WORKING AT IDPIDP Education’s ongoing success comes from our highly committed and caring employees around the globe.

We encourage teamwork in order to leverage our people's diverse talents and expertise through effective collaboration and cooperation throughout our business.

We strive to provide a working environment where people are encouraged to excel, be creative and seek new ways to solve problems, take initiative, generate opportunities and be accountable for their actions.

We believe in developing dynamic, inclusive work places that encourage and celebrate cultural differences and views, and provide opportunities for personal, professional and career development all around the world.

We respect diversity in our people : their ideas, work styles and perspectives as well as offering flexibility to ensure employees enjoy a satisfying balance of work and personal life. b8lQFKQDqr6AfIaKkRyNN8

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