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Indirect Procurement Specialist

Specialization:  Supply Chain/ Procurement

Singapore, 01, SG, 239920

Date Posted:  04-Dec-2021

Bridgestone is dedicated to "serving society with superior quality." Our mission and values ensure world-class customer service and inspire us to be an outstanding corporate citizen in the communities in which we live and work.

Our engineers push the boundaries of what’s possible to improve performance, safety and quality. Like you, we’re driven to be the best. And it starts with our passion for innovation.

Job Summary

  • Be responsible to implement regional category excellence and the development/execution of the master plan for indirect procurement.
  • Lead and support the execution of procurement initiatives and operations including the review and deployment of procurement policies, streamlining of processes, and system optimization resulting in productivity improvement.


Key responsibilities include, but not limited to:



Category Management

  • Ensure effective and efficient implementation of strategic sourcing and management for selected categories in China & Asia Pacific, based on shot to long term strategies, market intelligence, analytics, and priority setting aligned with key stakeholders in the region.
  • Lead the transition from category management to category excellence. Identify and prioritize value creation opportunities and develop regional master plan to deliver Indirect Procurement OGSM and Mid-term Business Plan (MBP).

 Strategic Sourcing

  • Identify and lead complex sourcing and procurement projects.
  • Effectively manage suppliers and internal networks for quality delivery on time, with desired goals and achievements.
  • Manage a wide variety of sourcing and procurement activities, including RFx/Auction, spend pattern analysis, bid/negotiate, contract, SRM, etc.
  • Identify and report key performance metrics to measure success of procurement initiatives and drive continuous improvement on longer run.
  • Make decisions in relation to execution of sourcing strategy and effectively deal with tactical issues within the portfolio of projects and processes.

 Regional Center of Excellence (COE)

  • Act as a regional sourcing and procurement COE in consultation with the business stakeholders on procurement strategies, processes, policies, and best practices in relation to indirect materials and services spend.
  • Implement and execute the centralization of indirect procurement activities across various business entities/departments/group companies.
  • Effective engagements with key counterparts and stakeholders across BSCAP via regular review meetings and updates; provide necessary training and guidance to internal users and customers on procurement policies and work processes.
  • Be a good team player. Collaborate and develop strong partnership with Finance, Legal, and Technical counterparts, for day-to-day operations and project management.

 Transversal Responsibility

  • All business decisions and actions must serve and be in line with the Group’s Essence, principles & values, TRACE, and our way to serve the community
  • Partnering with Business & Functional Leaders to champion, communicate, inculcate, drive, promote and live Bridgestone’s Essence and TRACE principles & values
  • Fostering and promoting diversity i.e. gender, generational, cultural, nationality-diversity and inclusion


  • Degree holder, with over 8 years in-depth strategic sourcing and procurement experience and practices (e.g. category management, spend analytics and benchmarking, should-cost models, RFX, negotiation and contracting), preferably with at least 4 years in an indirect procurement function at a multinational corporation environment.
  • Strong negotiator with proven experience in setting strategies and goals of negotiation; Able to conduct negotiations and achieve desired goals.
  • Expertise in strategic sourcing with demonstrated leadership abilities on project management and change management.
  • Result-oriented with proven ability to deliver results in challenging environment with fast star-up.
  • High proficiency in relationship management for bother internal and external.
  • Experience with SAP or similar ERP systems, as well as procurement software (i.e. Coupa, Ariba, etc.)
  • Excellent proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Self-driven and motivated individual, with excellent organization and analytical skills.
  • Proactive thinking and actions.


Candidate should demonstrate:

  • Success in driving change and business transformation, achieving targets and working across the different regions/ countries and teams.
  • Ability to understand broader business perspectives and approach complex issues with appropriate solutions.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to inspire the organization.
  • Ability to engage and manage both internal and external stakeholders effectively; demonstrate collaborative and influencing style when working with the stakeholders.
  • Ability to identify, sell and present initiatives and new ideas through business case development and reviews.
  • High level of integrity, respect for others, persistence and passion for success.


Local contract terms only

Understanding that Serving Society with Superior Quality is our heritage and our mission, and embracing our responsibility to future generations as a global leader in our industries, Bridgestone and its teammates around the world employ innovation and technology to improve the way people move, live, work and play.