Head of Procurement - Operations and Development

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

Reports to: General Manager Procurement and Aircraft Trading

Department: Procurement & Aircraft Trading (APD)

Develop and set objectives, strategy and guidelines for category acquisition and service support agreements. Plays a critical role in supporting the development of the procurement function both from a process and technology perspective. Accountable for identifying and delivering annual budget savings, managing effective supplier relationships and negotiating strategies for purchasing, leasing and maintenance service agreements. A team of managers report into the role covering ground services, fuel, change and compliance and eProcurement.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for continuously developing and implementing the procurement operating model, ensuring practices that are compliant and consistent across categories
  • Develops the tools and techniques that support the business needs
  • Accountable for ensuring consistent and robust cross business unit adherence to the Procure to Pay process
  • Accountable for meeting the Business objectives concerning the cost effective sourcing for Ground Services and Fuel categories including the definition and execution of robust category strategies
  • Schedule, participate, contribute and drive cross functional strategy meetings and steering groups
  • Make recommendations and/or approve decisions, on behalf of the business, emanating from RFI, RFQ and RFP processes.
  • Appraise, manage, motivate, mentor and develop the team


  • Degree or above in business studies or other relevent disciplines
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in procurement or commercial engineering, with experience of vendor contract negotiation and budgetary/financial responsibilities, with more than 5 years spent in managerial positions
  • Strong commercial awareness with ability to identify, analyse, drive and maximise opportunities
  • Good business acumen with excellent negotiation skills and decision-making skills
  • Visionary, dynamic, forward thinking and change orientated; Self-motivated and proactive
  • Customer focused, able to anticipate needs
  • Well organised with strong planning and project management skills, able to prioritise effectively
  • Strong people and stakeholder management skills, effective at team work
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills


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

Application deadline: 5 Feb 2021

Cathay Pacific is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with our personal data policy and for recruitment purposes only. Candidates not notified within eight weeks may consider their application unsuccessful. All related information will be kept in our file for up to 24 months. A copy of our Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request by contacting our Data Protection Officer.

Apply now