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Associate Director, Group SourcingAIA Group Office
  • Wan Chai
  • Salary negotiable
  • Posted on 16 Oct 2019
Associate Director, Group SourcingAIA Group Office

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Job Description

Job Summary

The primary responsibility of this role is to lead the development and implementation of sourcing strategies, category management activities and cost management initiatives across AIA head office and business units in over 19 countries in Asia Pacific.   This is an exciting opportunities at corporate headquarter level to lead the development of Sourcing strategies and high value and high impact business deals. 



1. Sourcing Strategy

  • Develop and implement long-term and annual category plan.
  • Ensure category plan aligns and support business functions, with effective stakeholder management.
  • Provide inputs for assessment and management of potential risk associated with different sourcing strategies.


2. Sourcing Activities Execution

  • Responsible for sourcing activity execution including but not limited to internal requirement analysis, supply market analysis, sourcing strategy development, competitive bidding process, negotiation and contract review.
  • Deliver annual savings target
  • Provide sourcing direction and guidance to stakeholders and in-country procurement teams for the responsible categories/project/request.
  • Manage and collaborate with people at all levels, including senior management of business units and external vendors.


3. Supplier Management

  • Define and manage key supplier relationships to support business functions to ensure delivery as well as to drive breakthrough performance in cost, service and quality
  • Support key supplier management strategy with leading business owners.


4. Knowledge Management and coaching

  • Provide specialist advice, guidance and service on leading practice procurement to all functions within AIA


5. Sourcing System Implementation

  • Sourcing system implementation, process and data champion.
  • Lead supplier and catalogue enablement




  • University graduate in Business /Laws/Supply Chain Management/Computer Science or other relevant degrees to specific categories. 
  • Relevant advanced degree or professional certification such as CIPS/CPSM would be of advantage.
  • Over 10 years of experience in managing end-to-end sourcing and high spend strategic negotiations of relevant procurement categories, at strategic level in international financial institutes.
  • Strong stakeholder management and communication skills.  Ability to present and influence with top level internal and external parties.  
  • Strong cost and risk management
  • Self-motivated team player, who has energy and drive, also able to motivate and get the best out of a multi-functional team and matrix organization.
  • Capable of operating in a dynamic environment and able to balance short-term business needs with the long-term requirements of our business.
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.  Asian language skills would be an advantage.


Additional Information

Career Level




Years of Experience

10 years

Employment Type

Full Time

Company Website

Company Overview

AIA Group Limited and its subsidiaries (collectively “AIA” or “the Group”) comprise the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group. First established in Shanghai, China over 90 years ago, we now operate in 18 markets in Asia-Pacific and hold leading positions across the majority of these markets. AIA offers a range of products and services including life insurance, accident, and health insurance and savings plans. We also provide employee benefits, credit life and pension services to corporate clients.

AIA Group Office, the headquarters of the Group, works closely with our business entities in the local markets to deliver on AIA’s overall corporate strategy, and to execute consistently on guidelines, principles and standards to deliver sustainable value.

We are looking for proactive, forward-thinking, and innovative individuals who aspire to make a positive impact on people's lives. You will be joining a high-performing team; one that is focused on our vision to make AIA the pre-eminent life insurance provider in Asia-Pacific, to attain excellence by empowering our people to define the standards for the insurance industry, and to play a leadership role in driving economic and social development across the region.

If you are ready to take your career to the next level, find out more about how you can bring your career ambitions to life in AIA at our company page or careers site .

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