Assistant Manager, Regional Procurement - AXA Asia

Experience level Experienced Hire
Job details sector Procurement
Apply before 12/26/2016

Purpose of the Role

  • Lead and support key activities within the AXA Asia Regional Office (AARO) Regional Procurement team and AXA Asia Procurement community with commodity scope focus on Regional Premises & Real Estate, Hotels & Travel, Sales & Marketing as well as Communication Services
  • Effective strategy development and execution for assigned commodities, favorably impacting Total Cost of Ownership and value delivery to the business.

Key Accountabilities

  • Manage & implement the procurement strategy based on Category Management Process (GPS) & according to appropriate RACI defined with the team
  • Negotiate and implement contracts for local categories and ensure their compliance
  • Monitor local suppliers, assess and improve their performance including on Corporate Responsibility
  • Engage effectively with key business stakeholders to build partnership
  • Lead the development and ongoing execution of reporting and analysis for AXA Asia Regional Procurement
  • Build market analysis and implement local cost optimization action 
  • Run RFx , contribute to RFx repository and tools
  • Organized detailed budget approach with Finance and budget owner to budget definition, optimization and compliance
  • Contribute to Savings & procurement KPIs for local categories  
  • Provide support and assistance to the Regional Procurement Manager in improving engagement with, and support of, country procurement throughout the region




  • University graduate, preferably in Business, Finance

Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 4-5 years of solid sourcing and contract management experience, preferably involving in IT commodities, a multi-national company and/or in regional role
  • Market knowledge of key commodity category products and associated contracts
  • Sound communication, influencing and time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication (Fluent English is a must. Cantonese is a plus.)
  • Basic understanding of legal requirements for tendering and contract management
  • Knowledge of tools of procurement (e-procurement)
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to succeed in a constantly changing environment
  • Relevant indirect procurement and Financial Services Industry experience advantageous
  • Competency in use of PC spreadsheet (MS Excel), database (MS Access) and presentation (MS PowerPoint) applications

Would you like to wake up every day driven and inspired by our noble mission and to work together as one global team to empower people to live a better life? Here at AXA we strive to lead the transformation of our industry. We are looking for talented individuals who come from varied backgrounds, think differently and want to be part of this exciting transformation by challenging the status quo so we can push AXA - a leading global brand and one of the most innovative companies in our industry - onto even greater things. In a fast-evolving world and with a presence in 64 countries, our 166,000 employees and exclusive distributors anticipate change to offer services and solutions tailored to the current and future needs of our 103 million customers.
AXA Asia is a market leading insurance player offering a differentiated composite proposition in Life and General Insurance with operational presence in Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, China, India, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand. AXA Asia is part of the AXA Group, headquartered in Paris and a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management with a presence in 59 countries. AXA Asia is committed to creating a sustainable, long-term business for our employees, customers and shareholders.

We’ll give you:
  • A competitive salary and benefits package
  • Medical cover and dental plan
  • Attractive pension plan
  • Rental reimbursement scheme
  • Extensive learning and development opportunities