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Procurement Specialist (May 2024 - Jan 2025)

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Lidl Asia Pte Limited, Hong Kong, Singapore, Food and Retail, Sourcing, Production, Product Development, Quality, Compliance, Sustainability, Merchandising, Logistics, Cross-Functional, Administration, Careers, Social Responsibility, Textile, Soft Goods, Hard Goods


Lidl & Kaufland Asia Pte. Limited | Singapore {amount} km
30 Pasir Panjang Road 12-31/32 Mapletree Business City
117440 Singapore

Contract Type

Full Time

Entry Level


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  • Value creation Creating value for stakeholders (internal customers, management, suppliers) 
  • Cost control (supplier negotiations, adjustment of specifications, pooling/bundling of purchases)
  • Responsible for a standard and systematic indirect procurement process across all countries where Lidl and Kaufland Asia has presence.

What you'll do

  • Manage the end-to-end procurement process within indirect categories with relevant suppliers. Responsible for all the tendering, sourcing, and negotiating procurement activities.
  • Analyse spend data to identify cost-saving opportunities and implement cost-reduction strategies, such as developing and maintaining a preferred supplier list.
  • Lead the RFx (RFP, RFI, RFQ) process for major procurement projects.
  • Partner with internal stakeholders to understand project requirements and develop clear and concise bid documents.
  • Negotiate contracts and agreements with suppliers to secure favourable commercial terms and minimize risks.
  • Identify cost-effective solutions and continually monitor any cost related aspects to ensure financial KPI's are met. 
  • Report on the performance of indirect categories and identify issues, opportunities, and resolutions.
  • Provide training on procurement processes to internal stakeholders and maintain procurement ethics in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Foster positive, long-term relationships with both vendors and relevant internal stake-holders.
  • To assist CFO office on long-term strategies which are aligned with the Lidl and Kaufland Asia's goals.
  • Continually strive for best value and quality enhancement through data analytics, cost examination and process review. Report on the indirect categories performance and identify any issues, opportunities and resolutions going forward.
  • Ensure all indirect suppliers are aligned with contractual standards by carrying out regular reviews and audits.
  • Ensure all administrative processes are accurately maintained with strong data integrity

What you'll need

  • Diploma/ Degree or equivalent
  • 3-5 years of working experience within procurement, ideally having indirect procurement knowledge and practise about Asian countries Expertise in contract negotiation and supplier relationship management
  • Proven experience in creating and implementing procurement strategies, with a track record of successfully delivering financial savings An effective communicator with exceptional stakeholder management skills
  • Advanced knowledge of the procurement industry cost structures and drivers
  • Strong analytical skills and an experienced user of Microsoft Suite, especially Excel
  • Familiarity with procurement systems and processes is a plus.
  •  High proficiency in both written and spoken English

What you'll receive

We are dedicated to fostering a family-friendly culture and work environment. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all candidates with the required skills and experience. We enable fair pay within the company by creating non-discriminatory salary systems. Working at Lidl & Kaufland Asia is rewarding, in every sense, because we give you the training to succeed in your role and plenty of opportunities to progress your career here. We are accredited as a Fair and Progressive employer by the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP).


Market Leading Remuneration Package:

  • Annual wage supplement and discretionary bonus
  • Life Insurance
  • Medical Insurance

Supportive Environment:

  • Out of Office leave for important appointments
  • In-house training courses
  • Training sponsorship scheme

Work-life Balance:

  • 5-day week
  • Competitive Annual Leave 
  • Charity, Community and Sporting Events


If you are not invited for an interview within 4 weeks, we regret that your application was not suited to this vacancy.

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