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Cabin Technology Procurement Manager (IFE/IFC)

  • Procurement and Supply Chain Management
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China
  • Cathay Pacific

Reports to: Head of Customer Experience Procurement

Department: Procurement & Aircraft Trading (APD)

This position will be responsible for the definition and implementation of procurement strategies for the Cabin Technology category (including In-Flight Entertainment System, Wi-Fi Connectivity System and Cabin Technical Equipment), and for leading the supplier relationship management process.   

Key Responsibilities:

  • Define and implement the Cabin Technology category procurement strategy to actively manage costs and deliver value in product acquisition campaigns and maintenance/support services.
  • Conduct market analysis to identify Passenger Experience and supply market trends which may have positive or negative impacts on the company, develop new strategies to effectively leverage or mitigate these.
  • Lead engagement with BU stakeholders, constructively challenge specifications and manage BU demand. 
  • Develop existing and new relationships with key suppliers in the category through differentiated engagement strategies.
  • Manage workload within the Cabin Technology team, improve or establish new internal processes and leverage where appropriate the Cross Category Sourcing team.
  • Drive innovation in the category in terms of sourcing approaches and leverage the introduction of new technology to streamline and improve in-category processes.
  • Drive high performance culture and standards among APD community and with direct reports.

Requirements:

  • Procurement and Category Management experience is essential;
  • Demonstrated understanding of Technology solution program challenges a key differentiator.
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements and contract law;
  • Strong commercial acumen and understanding of financial accounting principles;
  • 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 senior levels;
  • Demonstrated ability to define and implement strategies.
  • Approachable and decisive.

Competencies:

  • Setting Direction
  • Leading and Engaging Teams
  • Driving Business Performance and Change
  • Developing and Recognising Others

Application deadline: 18 January 2021

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