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Manager - GOT-Operations (Group Procurement)
Hong Leong Bank
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Non-IT Sourcing, Procurement and Vendor Management:

To lead the end-to-end strategic non-IT sourcing, procurement, vendor management to maximize value for money across bank-wide spending by way of:

  • Implementing effective sourcing and procurement strategies, policies, processes and systems required including Tenders, RFQs and RFPs.
  • Negotiating and obtaining lowest total cost of acquisition through continuous improvement, adoption of sourcing and procurement best practices and leveraging on supplier relationships.
  • Driving continuous improvement on cost optimization to meet or exceed cost income ratio and other financial matrices set by the Bank.
  • Developing excellent and effective collaborative relationships with key stakeholders and external vendors to ensure the strategic and operational needs of the Bank are fully supported.
  • Establishing short-term and long-range planning and budget development of the Bank to support strategic business goals.
  • Evaluating vendors core competencies and competitive positioning; analyze industry trends and evolving market developments to proactively identify supply base issues to minimize risk, protect continuity of supply, and utilize emerging opportunities.
  • Managing spend analytics and supplier performance management.
  • Leading the supplier risk management from the aspects of sustainability and due diligence.
  • Advocating for a zero-tolerance position on corruption and bribery inter and intra team, aligned to the Bank’s/Group’s sourcing and procurement best practices while meeting compliance matrices set.
  • Keeping abreast of more efficient, innovative and cost-effective ways to improve current cost control and work processes and to drive sourcing and procurement best practices.

People Management:

1. To lead and coach team members to:

  • Provide and device effective sourcing strategies;
  • Negotiate with external vendors to secure advantageous terms for the Bank;
  • Ensure the goals and service targets given by management are carried out efficiently in a timely manner;
  • Demonstrate positive and a service-oriented culture;
  • Analyze spend reports and to look for avenues for cost saving opportunities;
  • Ensure appropriate training (internal/external) to increase knowledge, productivity, work quality and performance level;
  • Drive a culture of long-term cost optimization;
  • Advocate good governance aligned to the Bank’s compliance standards.

2. Overseeing staffing/recruiting/training/coaching of direct reports including performance reviews.

3. Continuously improving team productivity and efficiency of relevant processes.

Jobholder Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s Degree, Professional Degree, Master Degree in Financing / Accounting/Banking, Economics, Business Studies/Administration/Management, or relevant equivalent supply-chain qualification.


  • At least 5 years of working experience in a managerial capacity handling sourcing/procurement.
  • Skilled in proposing and executing strategic cost saving initiatives.
  • Comfortable presenting/communicating to senior management with great command in language.
  • Experienced in carrying out vendor, product and total ownership cost analyses.

Special Skills:

  • An individual who highly values integrity.
  • Commendable negotiator not limited to pricing.
  • Command strong communication (both verbal and written) and organizational skill.
  • Independent with ability to multi-task while delivering results in a hyper-paced environment.
  • Strong stakeholder management with leadership capabilities.
  • Analytical mindset and meticulous.
  • Decisive with good commercial acumen.
  • Advanced skills in MS Excel, Ms Words, PowerPoint.
  • Familiar using e-procurement systems and spend analytics tool as part of duties deliverance.

About Hong Leong Bank

We are a leading financial institution in Malaysia backed by a century of entrepreneurial heritage. Providing comprehensive financial services guided by a Digital-at-the-Core ethos has earned us industry recognition and accolades for our innovative approach in making banking simpler and more effortless for our customers. Our digital and physical offerings span across a vast nationwide network in Malaysia, strengthened with an expanding regional presence in Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, and China.

We seek to strike a balance between diversity, inclusion and merit to achieve our mission of infusing diversity in thinking and skillsets into our organisation. Candidates are assessed based on merit and potential, in line with our mission to attract and recruit the best talent available. Expanding on our “Digital at the Core” ethos, we are progressively digitising the employee journey and experience to provide a strong foundation for our people to drive life-long learning, achieve their career aspirations and grow talent from within our organisation.

Realise your full potential at Hong Leong Bank by applying now.

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Hong Leong Bank Berhad is a regional financial services company based in Malaysia, with presence in Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia and China. The Bank is technology-focused and emphasises the development of financial capabilities to serve its clients across the five geographies. Hong Leong Bank Berhad (“HLB” or “the Bank”) is listed on Bursa Malaysia and forms part of the Hong Leong Group. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, the Bank has a strong Malaysian entrepreneurship heritage.