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Purchasing Manager

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Date: 06-Oct-2021

Location: StarHub Green

Company: StarHub Ltd

Job Purpose


The Purchasing Manager leads in the development of Strategic Sourcing and ensures StarHub obtains quality products for competitive prices in a timely fashion. He/She also identifies cost saving opportunities, optimizing commercial terms, creatively negotiate, build strategic supplier relationships, streamlining source to pay processes and be very comfortable in rationalizing suppliers base. He/She ensures compliance in a complex dynamic environment, communicates with team members and executives and plays an integral role in ensuring company sticks to budget and operates profitably.




  • Assess and implement technology soutions and review processes that could aid purchasing and contract management needs
  • Conduct industry studies and spend analysis to formulate procurement strategies to support business needs which are in line with best practices 
  • Develop and implement strategic purchasing framework across the Business units to ensure relevance and effectiveness in promoting best practice & corporate governance
  • Lead supplier negotiation & manage contract to achieve best commercial term and condition 
  • To work creatively & proactively with the business & the sourcing team to achieve profitable improvements to StarHub sourcing 
  • To ensure the purchases compliance with the prevailing purchasing policy and procedure
  • Manage suppliers relationship and periodic evaluation of vendor performance
  • Liaising closely with internal stakeholders on their purchasing needs and budget, and reviewing documentation such as tender specifications, approval papers, letters of award & contracts and consulting with internal Legal counsels where needed
  • Actively identify and screen new & existing suppliers to confirm their capabilities & competitiveness to support our requirements and seek leverage/harmonization opportunities whenever possible.
  • Drive continual process improvement via internal and external stakeholder engagement
  • Drive cost savings from strategic sourcing (tenders, reverse auctions etc) and other procurement levers.


  • Degree in Business Management or related fields  
  • Possess minimum of 7 years procurement experience preferably within a Telco, ICT or IT industry
  • Experience in technical sourcing, managing spend and continuously in search for opportunities to consolidate vendors and leverage on volume and price 
  • Proven track record of commercial acumen, cost management analysis, vendor management and negotiation 
  • Possess strong leadership, people management and interpersonal skills and able to drive implementation of procurement framework at various levels 
  • Ability to innovate, influence and possess aptitude for change management


*We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.