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Assistant Procurement Manager – Software

  • APD - Procurement & Aircraft Trading
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Application Deadline
    25 Oct 2023
Role Introduction

Reports To: Manager – IT Procurement

This position will be responsible for supporting the definition and implementation of procurement strategies for the Technology Software category and for managing the supplier relationship management process.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the development and implementation of the software category procurement strategy to actively manage costs and deliver value in product acquisition campaigns and maintenance/support services.
  • Conduct market analysis to identify business opportunities and supply market trends which may have positive or negative impacts on the company, develop new strategies to effectively leverage or mitigate these.
  • Lead/support end to end sourcing process including proposal evaluations, commercial and contract negotiations through business award.
  • Subsequently support delivery programs on commercial and contractual items.
  • Develop existing and new relationships with key suppliers in the category through differentiated engagement strategies.
  • Support engagement with internal stakeholders (Technology, Business Units) constructively challenge specifications and manage demand.
  • Drive innovation in the category in terms of sourcing approaches to streamline and improve in-category processes.
  • Actively contribute to developing a high performance culture and standards among APD community.
  • Deputise for the team manager and provide guidance and leadership to the rest of the team members.

  • Procurement and Category Management experience;
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements and basic contract law;
  • Strong commercial acumen;
  • Ability to inspire, and build trust and respect among BU stakeholders and the APD community;
  • Excellent people skills; including the ability to negotiate and influence internal and external stakeholders at various levels;
  • Demonstrated ability to define and implement strategies;
  • Approachable and decisive.
Personal & Application Information

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