VP, Planning and Procurement

  • Competitive
  • Singapore
  • Permanent, Full time
  • United Overseas Bank
  • 17 Dec 17

VP, Planning and Procurement

Key Responsibilities
  • Support, define and implement category IT strategies across the Bank, working in close collaboration with IT stakeholders and business functions to deliver a structured sourcing process to optimize the value from the supply market.
  • At the outset, proactively engage and integrate input from respective stakeholders to drive and optimize value generation.
  • Foster effective collaboration and ensure strong communication lines with key stakeholders and colleagues in and across the countries to work towards shared business goals.
  • Develop and strengthen long-term partnerships with key stakeholders. Develop key stakeholder matrix in each category to maintain regular engagement.
  • Track and report savings achievements for areas in scope.
  • Ensure compliance to UOB policies, standards/guidelines.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement from an end-to-end perspective across Strategic Sourcing & Procurement function.
  • Establish appropriate supplier relationship management for assigned suppliers.

Key Requirements

Education
• Degree from any recognised University or recognised establishment (Business, Finance, Engineering or accounting will be beneficial)
• Professional certifications in the field of Sourcing/Procurement/Supply Chain (e.g. CIPS, CPPM, CPM) are advantageous
Experience and Skills
• Minimum 7 years of relevant working experience in driving IT sourcing engagements and negotiating supplier contracts.
• Excellent communication (written, verbal) and interpersonal skills to positively influence people to make the appropriate decisions and resolve conflicts effectively.
• Performance-driven balanced with proven success of working effectively in a cross-functional team in an international environment.
• Process-oriented and possesses a strategic mindset with the ability to have a holistic view.
• Ability to deliver and articulate a presentation confidently and effectively to a wider project committee and management.
• Competent in formulating supplier negotiation strategies to address commercial and contractual (includes boilerplates and KPIs/SLAs) aspects.
• Relevant experience in the financial services industry is advantageous.
• Knowledge and familiarity of working with e-Sourcing tools and systems
Strong project management experience.