Jan 14, 2020

Head of Procurement, Asia Pacific

  • Maersk Oil
  • Singapore
Full Time Contractor Procurement & Construction

Job Description


We are looking for an agile and collaborative leader to head our growing procurement team as Head of Procurement, Maersk Asia Pacific, one of the largest & fastest growing regions for Maersk, based out of the dynamic city of Singapore.

Maersk Asia Pacific Liner Operations Centre (APA LOC) is responsible for all cargo, vessel and equipment maintenance and repair activities in the Asia Pacific region as well as procurement of resources for ocean services and a vast variety of inland logistics services that we offer today and in future to our customers. Coverage includes all terminals, ports, feeder activities and inland services in Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

We offer

•Joining Maersk you will embark on a great journey with excellent career development opportunities in a global organization.

•You will own and manage a direct sourcing portfolio of USD 1bn, including the largest transhipment hubs in the Maersk network, a vast & diverse inland market and a large feeder network.

•You will develop and motivate a team of highly skilled, cross cultural procurement professionals and be an active member of the APA Liner Operations Cluster Senior Leadership Team, driving results and engagement across the business.

•Besides understanding what drives the end-to-end operational cost and performance of Maersk, you will be offered unique opportunities to build and support our transformation into the global integrator of container logistics.

•You will personally lead a number of high impact sourcing projects, collaborating with a range of external partners across the transportation industry.

•You will be exposed to a wide and challenging range of business issues requiring regular engagement, coordination and collaboration with key stakeholders across various management levels within Maersk.

•Opportunities to work and communicate across geographical and cultural borders will enable you to build a strong professional network, as well as broaden your knowledge and strengthen your technical and professional foundation.

Key responsibilities

Reporting to the Head of Liner Operations, Asia Pacific, you will manage a direct spend portfolio of USD 1billion for the region and drive procurement strategies that will secure required products and service levels against lowest spend target.

Areas of responsibility include the following:
•Ensure Maersk Asia Pacific and the wider Maersk group achieves deflationary unit cost while maintaining and improving service levels to our customers.

•Nurture a growing logistics and services procurement organisation that supports our growth ambitions, partnering with our commercial organisation on supporting on customers' needs.

•Create an engaging and high performing work place, developing direct reports and the wider procurement team for new challenges.

•Foster positive vendor relationships and manage performance, ensuring contract compliance and positive cost development.

•Perform ongoing analysis of running contracts, sourcing projects and market developments.

We are looking for

•Prospective candidates are enthusiastic and positive individuals with demonstrable experience in leading large and complex procurement and sourcing organisations. Experience leading a diverse team of cultures and managing operations internationally is a must.

•Furthermore, direct experience within fields of the logistics & transportation industry is looked upon positively.

•You demonstrate strong negotiation skills together with an outgoing and convincing personality; an inspiring person who can engage and support teams & colleagues to deliver while collaborating with diverse stakeholders.

•You enjoy developing the big picture while also being comfortable understanding the details critical for effective cost leadership and service delivery