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Powerplant Procurement Lead

  • APD - Procurement & Aircraft Trading
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Application Deadline
    30 Oct 2022
Role Introduction

Reports to :Powerplant Procurement Manager

Purpose : This position will be responsible for supporting the definition and leading the implementation of procurement strategies for the Aircraft Engine & APU category and for managing the supplier relationship management process.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead/support the development and implementation of the 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 impact on the company, and consequently develop new strategies to effectively leverage or mitigate these.
  • Lead/support sourcing processes from market research, RFP preparation, proposal evaluations, commercial and contract negotiations through business award.
  • Identify and drive category opportunities in conjunction with client departments and the category manager.
  • Develop existing and new relationships with key suppliers in the category through differentiated engagement strategies.
  • Support engagement with BU stakeholders, constructively challenge specifications and manage BU demand.
  • Drive innovation in the category in terms of sourcing approaches to streamline and improve in-category processes.
  • Build complete business cases.
  • Actively contribute to developing a high performance culture and standards among Procurement and Aircraft Trading (APD) community.

  • Tertiary educated (business and/or aviation related degree will be an advantage) with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Procurement and Category Management experience is essential - relevant professional qualifications will be an advantage (e.g. CIPS).
  • Understanding of engine maintenance is preferred.
  • Commercial knowledge of Engine / APU maintenance solutions is desirable.
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements and basic contract law.
  • Strong commercial acumen and understanding of basic 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 various levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to define and implement strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to build business cases (Proficiency in MS Excel and PowerPoint is essential).
  • Effective leadership and change management skills.
Personal & Application Information

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.

Please note that with effect from 1 June 2022 onwards, all Cathay employees and contractors who work in Cathay City and all other Cathay Group Company premises in Hong Kong must have received a third dose of COVID 19 vaccine.  Being tested regularly for COVID-19 is not an option. Consideration will be given to those who are unable to get vaccinated for valid medical reasons.

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