Sourcing ManagerSourcing Manager
Swiss Re
Hong Kong, HK, HK

About Swiss Re

The Swiss Re Group is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient.

It anticipates and manages risk from natural catastrophes to climate change, from ageing populations to cybercrime. The aim of the Swiss Re Group is to enable society to thrive and progress, creating new opportunities and solutions for its clients.

Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1863, the Swiss Re Group operates through a network of around 80 offices globally.

It is organised into three Business Units, each with a distinct strategy and set of objectives contributing to the Group’s overall mission.

About the Role :

The Sourcing Manager is responsible for planning and leading sourcing initiatives for the assigned country (ies) for the Regional Sourcing organization.

You will also be the primary point of contact for all business partner relationships and sourcing topics in the location.

As part of the Global Sourcing Network, you will also have a special focus on IT Category sourcing topics for the APAC region.

We manage all IT Sourcing Services including Software, SaaS, Hardware, Connectivity, Cloud, Application Services, Consulting services.

You will be accountable to manage and lead IT related sourcing activity for the region. You will be responsible for the high quality and cost effective services from the IT vendors / service providers from the region.

You will also have the exposure to non-IT categories like Professional & HR services, Corporate Real estate, events and marketing.

The Sourcing Manager follows the Regional and Category Management process including leading proactive sourcing projects, specification definition and demand management activities, as well as managing Category-

specific supplier performance and innovation activities as defined. In addition they are responsible for facilitation of local business partners input to both global and local Sourcing activity, as well as issue management and resolution for local in-

country business partners.

  • Responsible to drive multiple sourcing initiatives, actively manage the demand and manage vendor / stakeholder relationships.
  • Develop innovative sourcing models, cloud transformation projects, monitor service levels and quality processes to ensure efficient service delivery that meets / exceeds business partner expectations.
  • As part of the Vendor Risk Management, you will ensure compliance and actively manage the risks, support audits, enforce sourcing standardized procedures.
  • Jointly develop the category strategy with the business partners for the region.
  • Monitor latest market trends / analysis, to advise stakeholders and support in strategy development
  • Accountable for the overall delivery of the global category strategies in the country / location.
  • Responsible for monitoring compliance and enforcing Sourcing policies and procedures
  • Accountable for execution and application of the vendor management framework for the relevant categories, aligned to the Vendor Relationship and Management Framework
  • Accountable for taking ownership of your own career, performance and development
  • Accountable for the creation, application, completion and review of major contracts for the country
  • Accountable for proactively escalating any known risks or issues to the Global Category Team and / or Sourcing Manager to ensure required support for resolution
  • Responsible for the management of assigned category supplier relationships as agreed in the supplier segmentation with the Global Category team
  • Responsible to ensure continual improvement is active in the team active part in CI initiatives, engage team members in CI improvement
  • About the Team

    You will be joining the Regional Sourcing Team under the Global Sourcing organization, together with other team members covering APAC.

    Working as the contact to support our internal business partners in engaging and onboarding the external services, assessing the vendor risk and carry out the vendor management activities, as well as to roll out the global sourcing team's strategy.

    About You :

  • Preferably Master’s degree in fields such as Science, Information Technology, Procurement Management or Business administration
  • Significant experience of working with vendors in the region, including China
  • Intensive knowledge and understanding of APAC market, in terms of the tech and regulatory environment for Financial industry
  • You have strong experience in IT infra structure Services, Cloud migration, IT integrated services
  • You have strong experience in negotiation of pricing for large sourcing deals
  • 10+ years of prior Sourcing and procurement experience in Insurance / Reinsurance / Financial institutions is preferred
  • Your capability of category, demand and vendor management is on an advanced level.
  • You have very good comprehension of Sourcing systems.
  • You possess well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Strong focus on customer and excellent advisory skills
  • Experience of working in a global / regional sourcing & procurement organization
  • Be a self-starter with a demonstrated ability to lead projects and initiatives with minimal guidance
  • Experience in stakeholder engagement (expectation setting, relationship management)
  • Candidate will be required to communicate effectively level with Business partners and external suppliers.
  • Experience with designing processes and exposure to compliance requirements
  • Candidate shall demonstrate behaviors consistent with Swiss Re's leadership imperatives with a focus on driving sustainable performance and continuous improvement.
  • Excellent in speaking and written in English and fluent in Mandarin
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