The AMEA Sourcing Manager supports the development of Spend Area practices for assigned regional Spend Areas, including sourcing strategy execution, and stakeholder management, to maximize the total value of ownership for the AMEA organization. Strong relationship management of key selected global / regional suppliers forms an important part of the responsibilities of this role.
This person works closely with the AMEA & sub cluster business, Media & Media Procurement Leads and Global Spend Area teams to develop global and regional strategies, facilitate best practice sharing and drive advantaged cost, quality, service, and compliance to the organization.
The AMEA Lead will also directly manage one of the sub clusters within the AMEA region, in addition to the overall regional remit. .
The role will be based out of Singapore, where the regional AMEA leadership team sits i.e. Category Directors & Media Leads.
1. Support global strategy development and planning
- Analyze regional spend data and understand the business needs.
- Provide regional market and supplier insights to maximize opportunities.
- Develop sourcing strategy with implications on the region (e.g. productivity, cash, revenue).
- Support the supplier negotiation strategy at country, regional, or global level.
2. Support strategy alignment and execution for regional and local Spend Areas
- Strategy communication and alignment with regional and local cross functional teams.
- Prepare and plan for any of the regional bids, and co-lead regional or global negotiations.
- Actively engage in local key initiatives (aggregate demand, construct bid packages, and support sourcing through suppliers around the region) especially negotiations to ensure value levers are effectively played.
- Project prioritization and securing resources for implementation.
3. Lead contract implementation and drive contract compliance as per globally agreed Procurement policies for selected global and multi-regional Spend Areas
- Work in close collaboration with regional and local Procurement operations in order to ensure local acceptance of new contracts, and extended value generation to increase customer satisfaction.
- Coordinate contract implementation tasks with regional and local Procurement operations and users.
- Closely monitor internal customers' contract compliance and define and take approved corrective actions to improve contract compliance.
- Secure knowledge transfer and exchange by creating and storing project deliverables and relevant tools and templates in knowledge repositories.
4. Support regional supplier relationship and risk management
- In line with defined Procurement strategy, support classification and categorization of suppliers, including definition of supplier evaluation and audit policies.
- Continuously track supplier performance according to globally defined framework.
- Lead supplier development activities, set-up cross functional review meetings with suppliers in order to improve performance and further reduce cost.
- Initiate and conduct supplier audits according to globally defined framework.
- Proactively identify supply continuity risks and develop mitigation plans.
5. Process optimization
- Propose sourcing solutions that streamline and optimize Source to Pay processes in line with overall sourcing Strategies
- ensuring full compliance to Procurement procedures
- ensure streamlined and timely process to execution in systems
6. Support management of internal customer relationships related to defined Spend Area portfolio
- Within the framework of the cross functional sourcing and supplier development teams, closely develop and manage the relationship with internal customers – Media & Marketing Leads.
- Manage internal customer feedback and supplier performance.
- Improve and reinforce Procurement’s profile and recognition within the internal customer community.
7. Support cross functional sourcing team through-out the strategic sourcing process
- Guide the regional (sub cluster) sourcing analysts in different strategic sourcing activities with a focus on performance and talent management, living organization values and overall management practices.
- Work in close collaboration with local Procurement Representatives (LPR's) in order to ensure local acceptance.
- Collaborate and align with global, regional, and local Procurement teams.
- Minimum Bachelor's Degree in relevant course.
- Minimum 12 years of experience in Media Procurement, Media Buying at Agencies or client side.
- Experience in Consumer Packaged Good Company, Digital Media Buying, Planning or Procurement will be added advantage.
- Skills competencies:
- strategic sourcing and negotiation
- project management and communication
- relationship management
- analytical and problem solving
- Great communication skills in English and other languages.