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APAC Strategic Sourcing Manager - Hong Kong

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APAC Strategic Sourcing Manager - Hong Kong

As the regional Strategic Sourcing Manager, you will be an integral member of the management team, overseeing the full scope of supply chain. You will be responsible for the development and implementation of strategies and policies for sourcing, partnership programs and strict processes through the operational activities of the APAC business.

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HH Global is the fastest growing global marketing services group specialising in the execution of print, digital, packaging and point of sale materials. Providing services to brands and retailers, both directly and via their nominated agencies, HH Global delivers a seamlessly integrated customer brand management service and a greater measurable return on marketing investment.

With the largest global infrastructure and offices across Europe, the US, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, HH Global delivers for some of the most successful and challenging brands in the world and are a market leader in the coordinated, leveraged, management of global marketing supply chains for all customer touch points.

 

Job description

As the regional Strategic Sourcing Manager, you will be an integral member of the management team, overseeing the full scope of supply chain. You will be responsible for the development and implementation of strategies and policies for sourcing, partnership programs and strict processes through the operational activities of the APAC business.

This Strategic Sourcing Manager position will focus on analysis, development, and deployment of supply chain strategies and associated systems to support a variety of functions of the operational teams. The right candidate will be expected to engage with various teams across the organization to understand the products that are being sourced and map their current supply chains.

Reporting into the APAC CEO based in Hong Kong or Singapore, this role will see you managing the procurement functions, implementing new procurement initiatives and coaching and advising managers across the Asia Pacific in all areas of procurement.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Leading supplier sourcing activities from introduction to engagement.

     

  • Working with the HH global technologies to ensure compliance of sourcing product is transparent.

     

  • Preparing process workflows and associated documentation.

     

  • Establishing KPIs to track and monitor performance and develop improvement plans.

     

  • Training participating teams on new processes and enforcing existing process.

     

  • Coordinating activities across multiple functional groups within the larger infrastructure team.

     

  • Performing procurement data analysis and driving processes optimization.

     

  • Conduct Supplier conferences, events or forums as needed.

     

  • Invite and maintain the provision of Innovation from the supply chain.

     

  • Enforce company sourcing policies, such as bribery and corruption and sustainable supply.

     

  • Managing and escalation of performance issues.

     

  • Negotiate supplier contracts, terms and conditions

     

  • Help install procurement disciplines that will support the growth of HHG across APAC

     

  • Build solid relationships with internal business partners, gaining trust while demonstrating both procurement and functional area skills

     

  • Identify and drive purchase volume to benefit the business, and clients business

     

  • Lead cross functional RFP’s that cut cost and result in superior supplier service and drive innovation

     

  • Manage the supply chain by documenting the current state of the supply chain and cross-functional dependencies, identifying pain-points and deficiencies, identifying improvement opportunities, and proposing solutions

  • Ensure supply continuity, lead time reduction and minimization of commercial risk

  • Responsible for preparing, and managing the change plan for new identified opportunities

 

Requirements:

  • Hands-on procurement experience in Asia Pacific (in particular: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, India, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia and Malaysia)
  • High technical knowledge in a diverse range of manufacturing techniques, specifically 2 dimensional print, marketing collateral, point of sale in store activations and market executions.
  • Strategic thinker and problem solver - you tend to see things ten steps ahead
  • Be an excellent communicator – you are able to convey information and updates effectively and in a timely manner to all relevant stakeholders
  • Highly organised, self–motivated and strong collaborator
  • Process driven with a desire to challenge incumbent processes.
  • Strong initiative, always striving to raise the bar
  • Flexible – you can roll with the punches and don’t mind changing direction when you need to
  • Ability to work independently and with a remote team is a must
  • Be extremely detail oriented - it is the key to success in this role
  • A fun and up-beat attitude is a must